December 2017

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

By |December 4th, 2017|

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 […]

Why I Created The Storyteller Award

By |December 4th, 2017|

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 […]

November 2017

In Search of the Good Doctor

By |November 11th, 2017|

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 […]

October 2017

How to Write Bad Guys

By |October 31st, 2017|

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 […]

The Fairness of Beasts is Published!

By |October 24th, 2017|

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 […]

Widow Walk production begins

By |October 22nd, 2017|

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 […]

The Fairness of Beasts Pre-Order Bundles Are Here

By |October 3rd, 2017|

Hello everyone,
I am thrilled to announce that pre-orders for The Fairness of Beasts, Book III of The Widow Walk Saga, are now available. We are very happy with this book, and reviews are already starting to come in. We are honored that The Midwest Review named it a Reviewer’s Choice as well as selecting it […]

July 2017

The Medallions of the Widow Walk Saga (so far)

By |July 29th, 2017|

Many people have asked about the beautiful medallions that adorn the covers of the first three books in the Widow Walk saga.   Who did them?  Why did you choose to use them?  How were they created?  What do they represent?
Widow Walk
The talented Randy Mott of Mott Graphics ( is the designer of the […]

2017 Artist Trust LaSalle Storyteller Award

By |July 27th, 2017|

I consider it an honor to support the arts, especially in Washington State where I live and work. When I developed this StoryTeller Award with Washington State’s Artist Trust, I wanted to be part of their work supporting regional artists. I named it the “StoryTeller Award” because I believe there is an unacknowledged responsibility of […]

Artist Chat: Representing Women in Literature

By |July 12th, 2017|

Earlier this summer I had the pleasure of being part of an artist’s chat with to award-winning author Karen Essex. Karen has written many books based on hidden stories behind famous women like Kleopatra, and it was fascinating to hear her insight into how women are represented across the media, and talk with her […]