Month: June 2015

Artsy Arrastra

For a scenic drive (the road can have washout issues, etc, so four wheel drive is recommended), easy hike, and a history lesson, check out the arrastra near Buena Vista, CO.¬†An arrastra is a grinder (the method is thousands of years old), in which…

The Boys in Velvet

It’s officially summer and the boys are wearing velvet. The bigger, badder, and more masculine they are, the more velvet they are sporting. This yearling bull elk (on the left), whose little antlers are still shorter than his ears, will be losing the pretty…

We’re Making Progress!

My debut novel, Courageous Cain, is now in the hands of the copy editor. It’s another step on the road to publication. This has been an amazing learning experience. My editor, the wonderful Nikki Andrews, made some suggestions (and corrections!) which have improved the…

Get Your Castle On

On a gray November day we visited Bishop Castle right here in Colorado. http://www.bishopcastle.org It is a wonderful place full of chilly drafts, squeaky floors, wrought iron, and stained glass. Need¬†inspiration for writing about dragons, knights, castle towers, and dungeons? You will find it…

Polly’s Couch

My Great Dane couch potato. It’s a ruff life.

The Writing Desk

I like to immerse myself in my story worlds as much as possible. I have four writing desks in various places and each has its own feel. I also write outside a lot. I just park it under a tree or by an old…