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Does Isaac Rest?

January 22, 2015

DOES ISAAC REST ? It has been rumored that spirits haunt the fertile Ebey plateau. Some have said that on moonlit nights, looking southward from the crest of the tiny cemetery where the headless body of Isaac Ebey is interred with those of many other mid-nineteenth century Whidbey Island settlers,…

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Physician Writer – An Interview

January 8, 2015

I was recently interviewed by publishing expert Kelsye Nelson. We talked about my background in medicine and transition into the literary world with the Widow Walk saga, a historical fiction series.   Interview Preview: Dr. LaSalle, I’ve noticed that there are a growing number of physicians who have become accomplished authors. Why did you…

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Another Wild Game Recipe for Cold Winter Days – Wild Goose – 15 Bean Stew

January 7, 2015

  The hunting trips in Canada during the winter are memorable because of the abundance of wild game that moves south. The geese should be harvested during their winter migration, preferably from grain fields, as they will have stored a lot of fat in preparation for their long journey.  We…

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Another Wild Game Recipe for Cold Winter Days – "Elk Sugo for Pasta or Bread"

January 7, 2015

Elk roast is lean and sweet and imparts a much different texture and flavor than beef.  That’s why I hunt for it. Ingredients: 3-5  lbs Elk Loin Roast – you can substitute with lean beef, caribou or buffalo 4-6 Italian hot or fennel sausage, or bratwurst 1 half sweet onion,…

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A Wild Game Recipe for Cold Winter Days – Wild Boar (Cinghiale) Blue Corn Posole Soup with Sausage

January 7, 2015

As dangerous as a wild boar can be in the wild, I dislike hunting for them in modern “hunts” which involve the use of dogs, GPS locators and motorized vehicles that keep the hunter far away and high above the tusks of the angry animal.  That was the way I…

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Hunting on the Continental Divide

January 5, 2015

Looking out from the Continental Divide at Sunset Diary Entry December 22nd, 2014: I am at 7800 feet from the Continental Divide in New Mexico, competing with a large mountain lion and a pack of coyotes for the elusive North American Great Elk. I know the competitors are there because I…

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Book Guide and Discussion Questions for Isthmus

January 1, 2015

Our publisher has asked that we add study questions for both Widow Walk and its sequel, Isthmus. Ten of the following questions are included in the paper back and e-book versions of Isthmus. Isthmus Book Guide and Discussion Questions: 1. The 1849 discovery of gold in California dramatically increased the travel across the Panamanian isthmus. …

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Reader’s Guide and Book Discussion Questions for Widow Walk

December 31, 2014

At the request of our publisher, we are adding a reader’s guide with questions for discussion groups and book clubs. Ten of these have been added to the forthcoming paperback edition of Widow Walk. Widow Walk Book Guide and Discussion Questions: 1. Widow Walk has been compared to Last of the Mohicans…

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Inevitable Questions at Book-Signings…Changing Careers

December 25, 2014

Common Questions at Book Signings…Career Change: Physician/Educator to Historical Fiction Author With the publication of Isthmus today, Christmas 2014, I am now scheduled to tour the book and present it at a number of gatherings.  Likely, as I have in the past with Widow Walk, I will discuss the creation of…

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Isthmus now available!

December 25, 2014

Just released! The second book in the Widow Walk Saga: Isthmus >> Get it now on Amazon! It is 1860 and revolution is erupting throughout the world over universal emancipation. Civil war looms in the Unites States. In the midst of it all, a young woman is moving back to…

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