Tag Archives: The Road to Indigo

Notes on a Winter Morning

I’m in my writing room writing.  It’s 16 degrees outside and I’ve been nursing my furnace through one more season, please, using notes and a metal tool.  My life is rich and uncertain.  I live a writing life.  Rich.  I … Continue reading

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I’m Here

While in Florida this week, I decided to take a spontaneous side trip to Frostproof to see for the first time the lake-rimmed farm town where my stepfather, Wallace Reese, came of age. I grew up hearing his stories about … Continue reading

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My Big Discovery at Friday Harbor Labs

As a fiction writer, I’m in the minority at Friday Harbor Labs, a marine biology field station of the University of Washington on San Juan Island. I’ve been fortunate to come here since 2007 as a Whiteley Fellow to work … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing

I left my writing job and entered the Master of Fine Arts Program at the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, Whidbey Writers Workshop in January 2009 to learn how to write fiction.  I wanted to write a novel.  My program … Continue reading

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