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Monthly Archives: March, 2016

Event Saturday in Sutherlin

I’m having another book signing event in Douglas County for my new novel, The Shifting Winds, at the lovely Books Gallery in Sutherlin this coming Saturday, April 2, from 2 to 4. This is the kind of friendly place where people hang out, do puzzles, have delicious snacks straight from the Lighthouse Center Bakery in …

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Upcoming Book Event at Fort Vancouver

Woo-hoo again! I have news. But first a little background. In the Oregon Territory of 1842, the opening year of my book The Shifting Winds, the British Hudson’s Bay Company held sway over the region from their western headquarters at Fort Vancouver in what is now the city of Vancouver, Washington. Several scenes in The …

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Lovely Crowd at Annie’s

A lovely crowd turned out for my book reading and signing at Annie Bloom’s Books in Portland. It was such a cold, rainy evening. Icy rain hammered me as I drove into the city. I wondered if anyone would come out on such a night. But Portlanders don’t let anything like a little rain stop …

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Oregonian Feature on Shifting Winds

Woo-hoo! The Oregonian, Portland’s longtime newspaper of note, did a terrific feature on The Shifting Winds. The article went up online last week, and is in today’s print version. You can find the online feature here. And here’s a photo of the print version, below. A nice spread. Photo by Diane Dunas My daughter Carisa called …

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Friendly Gathering at Museum

A friendly gathering came out to the Douglas County Museum for my first Roseburg reading and signing. It’s a lovely venue, and Karen Bratton, Research Librarian and Collections Manager, put together a pleasant setting for this event. Thanks so much, Karen. People really seemed to enjoy the slide show of photos related to my book …

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Event Tonight at the Museum

I’ll be in Roseburg tonight at 6:30 for a reading and signing of my new book The Shifting Winds. I’m looking forward to this event at the Douglas County Museum where this book was essentially born. When I decided to write the first of several pioneer/fur trade stories some years ago, I went to see …

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Book Launch Party

A wonderful crowd braved the rain to come out to my book launch party at the Elkton ECEC Sunday afternoon. I was surprised and delighted to see so many from my Roseburg writers group. They nearly filled one of the tables. From left to right (above): Arvilla and Don Newsom, Kari Clark, Heather Villa, Bill …

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COUNTDOWN – 1 DAY TO LAUNCH

The Elkton Connection The launch of The Shifting Winds happens in Elkton because it’s my hometown—at least the closest town to the farm where I live. So on this last day of my countdown to launch with historic factoids, I want to bring the history home. The story of The Shifting Winds does not come …

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COUNTDOWN – 2 DAYS TO LAUNCH

Dr. John McLoughlin With just two days to go until the launch party for my book, The Shifting Winds, I want to introduce you to another historic personage you will meet in the book’s pages, Chief Factor Dr. John McLoughlin, commanding officer of Fort Vancouver, the British Hudson’s Bay Company headquarters in the Oregon Country …

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COUNTDOWN – 3 DAYS TO LAUNCH

Fort Vancouver In today’s post counting down to the book launch of The Shifting Winds, we’ll visit the Hudson’s Bay Company’s Fort Vancouver, a thriving center of British civilization in the wilderness of the Oregon Country in the nineteenth century. When the story begins, this fort has been the center of the fur trade in …

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