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A Visit of White Hawks

Photo by Robin Loznak If you’ve read A Place of Her Own you know what the white hawk means to me. So I want to share today’s thrill. I am sitting in my office, laptop on my lap, composing another blog post when I look up and see white hawks soaring above the field below …

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Fun at Fort Umpqua Days

Elkton history enjoyed a dash of fun at the annual Fort Umpqua Days celebration Saturday and Sunday. From the parade Saturday morning until the final show of the pageant in the ECEC Amphitheater in the Park, history echoed through the festivities with this year’s theme, “Woods to Wine.” In my booth there I enjoyed presenting …

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Fort Umpqua Days

Elkton, Oregon, puts on a big Fort Umpqua Days event every year on Labor Day Weekend in celebration of the town’s history.This year it’s Saturday and Sunday, August 30 and 31.The British Hudson’s Bay Company built Fort Umpqua in 1836 near where Elkton sprouted a few years later. It was the company’s southernmost fort in …

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Hazelnuts

That’s our newest crop on the farm and this is what it’s all about. Hazelnuts! Tasty, crunchy filberts! The fruits of our labors. We planted 700 of these babies. And that in itself was a big job. Our first challenge was to square a section of the field, then stake out the rows before digging a …

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Story in Tomorrow’s Register Guard

Check out the Sunday Eugene Register-Guard tomorrow morning. They’re doing a big story on my book and me. More information later. COMMENT

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Practice for Saturday’s Tsunami Event

We’re going to do something different at my book release party at Tsunami Books in Eugene this Saturday. A reading set to music. Here, my cousin Don Fisher on trumpet and friend Patty Wilgus on piano are putting on the finishing touches during our final practice together for this event. In my book, A Place of …

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Speaking at Roseburg Rotary

I spoke to the Roseburg Rotary Club last night about my book A Place of Her Own. Here I am with Susan Morgan, president of the group, in the middle, and Laura Lusa, my accountant who invited me to speak, on the left. My son-in-law Robin Loznak snapped the photo with my camera. He attended …

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Video Encourages Writers

PNWA in Seattle just put out this YouTube video for their upcoming conference July 17 to 20 at Seatac Hilton Hotel. I’ll be there as a presenter, joining a panel of PNWA Success Stories on Thursday, the 17th, at 9:30 am, and giving a workshop on the Power of Perseverance Saturday, the 19th, at 4 …

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Writers Celebrate at Tsunami

Eugene’s Mid-Valley chapter of Willamette Writers had a great turnout last night for the Author Celebration and Reading showcasing eight members reading from their published work. I was happy to be one of the eight. It was a wonderful program with excellent reading from a variety of genres, and will no doubt become a regular …

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Busy Days Ahead

I’m looking ahead to lots of happenings for A Place of Her Own in the next few days. Thursday evening I’m one of eight published authors from the Mid-Valley chapter of Willamette Writers selected to read at the Mid-Valley Author Celebration and Reading. That’s June 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Tsunami Books in …

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