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Artist’s Chat with Theresa Hupp: The History of Frontier Travel in America


On today’s Artist’s Chat, I am thrilled to have been interviewed alongside Theresa Hupp, who is author of two historical novels centered around frontier travel in America: Lead Me Home: Hardship and Hope on the Oregon Trail as well as its sequel, Now I’m Found: Desolation and Discovery in the Gold Rush Years.

Up until the late […]

By |February 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Artist’s Chat with Shannon Polson: Representing the Wilderness Experience in Literature


In this Artist’s Chat, I am excited to talk with Shannon Polson, someone who is not only a fantastic writer, but an inspiring individual who teaches us all what is possible when we commit ourselves to pushing our own limits and cultivating excellence. Shannon is both a best-selling author and one of the first […]

By |January 29th, 2018|Artist Chat|0 Comments

A Hunting Story

On a recent hunting journey, I had the good fortune of being able to take a rifle shot at a magnificent elk from 1,000 yards. It was a moment where everything came together like the gears of an invisible clock — all the planning, the thinking, the training, and the movements. It was indeed an epic hunt […]

By |January 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Grandpa Santa

As Christmas approached after my fourth birthday, my grandpa Alphonso told me with great pride that he and Santa Claus (a.k.a. St. Nicolas) were from the same town – Bari, Italy.  Grandpa knew I adored Santa.  I guess it was obvious to him and everyone else because, beginning the day after Halloween, my other favorite […]

By |December 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Interview With E. Lily Yu, Winner of the 2017 LaSalle Artist Trust Storyteller Award

I am very pleased to announce that E. Lily Yu is the recipient of the 2017 Gar LaSalle Artist Trust StoryTeller Award. Lily’s lyrical, poetic, delightful prose lilts with fresh metaphors, framed within an atypical context. Her primary submission sample, The View From the Top of the Stair, has been published in Hazlitt. More […]

By |December 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why I Created The Storyteller Award

As a small child growing up in Seattle’s Rainier Valley “Garlic Gulch” – so named then because that’s where the Italians lived – I had the great privilege to listen to my father who could keep an encircled crowd captivated with gentle, humorous, animated, sometimes extended tales that invariably entailed something that would resonate […]

By |December 4th, 2017|Storyteller Award|1 Comment

In Search of the Good Doctor

A few weeks ago I had the honor of delivering the 7th Annual James McClellan “Humanities in Medicine” lecture at Whitman College to an audience composed of physicians, academicians and students.  Research for the topic, “In Search of the ‘Good Doctor'” allowed me to explore and in many cases, re-acquaint myself with a wide […]

By |November 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Write Bad Guys

I once knew an opera singer who built a successful, very specialized career by exclusively playing the witch in Hansel und Gretel. For two months out of each year during the winter holiday season, she flew around the world, shuttling from performance to performance, singing and artistically seducing kids into her gumdrop house. She was […]

By |October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Fairness of Beasts is Published!

Today is the day!

Book III in the Widow Walk Saga is now live on Amazon, and I am thrilled. The team at Solipsis Publishing and I have been working hard for months to get everything ready, and it’s exciting to release the book to the world.

Click here to order The Fairness of Beasts on […]

By |October 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Widow Walk production begins

Previously we announced that Widow Walk, the first book in the Widow Walk Saga, was optioned for a feature film or TV production by actor/producer/director Tom Skerritt and the company he founded, Heyou Media Productions.   Because of the subject matter, the durable characters, and atypical settings for the stories involved, he believes the first three books […]

By |October 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments