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13 Things to Remember When Writing Historical Fiction

Guest post by Avasta Press

Kelsye Nelson, the founder of Avasta Press, hosted a webinar with historical fiction author Gar LaSalle.

Gar talked about 13 things to remember when writing historical fiction. He answered questions from the audience at the end of the webinar.

Our favorite tip is number 13: Villains abound. Gar writes villains very well! […]

By |October 2nd, 2015|Isthmus, Widow Walk|0 Comments

Italian Translation of Widow Walk Now Available!

Guest post by Avasta team.

Widow Walk is now available with side-by-side Italian translation. You may read the English on one side, and read the Italian version on the other. It is perfect for language learners!

Italian description: A metà dell’Ottocento il Nordovest Pacifico, un vasto territorio fatto di foreste impenetrabili e […]

By |September 2nd, 2015|Widow Walk|0 Comments

Creation of “FLOW”…Bronze Sculpture

We installed two bronze sculptures a few weeks ago. This short video shows the steps: including my original maquette model, the CAD scanning, the CNC-cut blow up into industrial (blue) foam, my undercutting the foam (because the CNC can’t do that), the clay coating of the foam, the texturing of the clay, the latex molding […]

By |August 27th, 2015|Art|4 Comments

12 Grants for Writers

Guest post by Avasta team.

Do you write full-time? Have you ever considered applying to grants for writers? Grants give writers the opportunity to work on specific project or ideas. Grants are fantastic tools to help supplement your income.

We have put together a few grants for writers. Deadlines are a few weeks away! Please click on more […]

By |August 17th, 2015|Storyteller Award|0 Comments

KSER Sound Living Interview – Isthmus & Storyteller Award

Guest post by Avasta team.

In an in-depth interview with Ed Bremer from KSER 90.7, Gar touched upon the Gar LaSalle Storyteller Award: his motivations and vision for this grant, in partnership with Artist Trust.

Gar talks about the storyteller award at (48:16). You can listen to the interview here:

The interview spanned across myriad topics: the second book in the Widow Walk saga […]

By |August 17th, 2015|Isthmus|0 Comments

“Historical novelist turns NW history into best sellers”

New Day Northwest, a show that airs on King 5 TV, takes a look at the award winning Widow Walk and Isthmus books, which showcase NW history in novel form.

How to Create an Award-Winning Book Cover

My book ‘Widow Walk’ won the USA Books News’ Best Book Cover Design Award in 2013.

Widow Walk is set in mid-nineteenth century Pacific Northwest region, called the Oregon Country, which included parts of present day Washington state and Vancouver B.C.

Author and publisher Kelsye Nelson interviewed me last week. We talked about the processes behind […]

By |April 6th, 2015|Pacific Northwest History, Widow Walk|0 Comments

Writing and the Splendor of Solitude

At every book reading and presentation, I have been asked questions about how I go about my writing: whether my process is compulsive/disciplined or impulsive/inspired, where I write and how frequently. My answer is that I am impulsively compulsive. I write when I have something to write and am disciplined only about preserving the […]

By |March 26th, 2015|Diary, Widow Walk|2 Comments

Announcement: Full Prize List for March Land Rush Campaign

Join the Land Rush to enter a drawing for a chance to win one of these fabulous prizes:

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”

— Ernest Hemingway

We agree with Hemingway. But let’s face it. Sometimes life gets in the way of writing. Wouldn’t you love to […]

By |March 25th, 2015|Pacific Northwest History, Widow Walk|1 Comment

Postpartum Care in 19th Century America

One of the female characters in Widow Walk, Emmy Evers, receives postpartum care after suffering a miscarriage. Emmy was cared for by a male doctor and some female caretakers, whose greatest concern is her postpartum fever as they had seen so many women perish when this was present.

Because she was hemorrhaging, the physician who attended […]

By |March 24th, 2015|History|0 Comments