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Author Archive: Janet Fisher

150 Years!!

Martha’s Century Farm, whose story I told in my book A Place of Her Own, just hit the 150-year mark today. On this day of April 24, 150 years ago, Martha A. Maupin purchased a farm on her own, according to the document filed in Douglas County, Oregon, from H. M. Martin To M. A. …

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The Trilogy

So, here it is–my trilogy–wrapped up with a bow on it. These epic historical novels of adventure and romance bring to life the exotic world of the ancient Greek Isle of Crete, and I’ve been working on the series for many years. They just got a comprehensive update and a new bit of polish. I …

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The Rewrite

As every writer knows, the rewrite is an integral part of writing. Nobody lays down a perfect manuscript in the first draft. However, there are rewrites, and then there are major rewrites. If I’ve been a bit absent from social media lately it’s because I was in the throes of one of the majors. And …

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Selling Books at Oakland’s Christmas Store

Note: The store will continue to operate as the Oakland Community Store and Learning Center with the same hours as before, Sundays through Thursdays 11 am to 4 pm and Fridays and Saturdays 10 to 6. My books will still be on sale there and I’ll stop by occasionally for signing. The community of historic …

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Introducing Author Debbie Burke

In honor of her triumphant breakthrough into publication I want to introduce my good friend Debbie Burke, who agreed to write this post for my blog. I met Debbie in the late 90s when I moved to Kalispell, Montana, and joined the local writers group. Debbie was a member of my first critique group and …

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Writing and Breathing

A good crowd turned out for my talk at the Roseburg writers group meeting this week. Thanks to my friend Heather Villa for snapping a photo. I appreciated the friendly reception and the interaction during our lively Q & A afterward. This being a group of writers, the discussion delved into the writing process. Every …

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First Friday in Historic Oakland

On a gorgeous golden Friday yesterday I had the privilege of being included with my books at First Friday in Oakland, Oregon. Photo by Victoria Kietzman In the photo above I’m signing a copy of A Place of Her Own for a customer, Holda Crocker, who came with her little helper. My table is right …

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Florence Festival 2017

Same place, another year. We just wrapped up another Florence Festival of Books, and my writer friend Lynn Ash took a picture for the record (She graciously declined when I offered to take a photo of her). The book stacks had lowered a little and our heads were spinning with stories. She highlighted her new …

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Going Home Again

Who says you can’t go home again? Well, some of us do return, and my friend A. Lynn Ash writes about that in her new book Eugeneana. Born in Eugene, Oregon, Lynn grew up there in a home over the grocery store pictured on the book cover. Then she left. Eugeneana is a story of …

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My Trek to Newport

I headed north to beautiful Newport, Oregon, Sunday for my afternoon speaking engagement with the Willamette Writers Coast Branch, taking the coast route where the journey is part of the pleasure. After a quick stop at the Heceta Head beach for a sack lunch, enjoying this view, I continued northward over what must be one …

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