Heather's Blog

Jul 07, 2010
I just read a few of E.B. White's letters. I'm back at my desk, for a day anyway, getting caught up on emails, some writing I want to do, and some homework for my summer residency next week at UAA. I... Read More...
Jul 07, 2010
 You can tell it is summer in Haines when you are walking out of the post office and a friend is pulling in with their car, and you lean up against their window to chat about the weather, (it is... Read More...
Jul 04, 2010
 Corey Piper is the hero of the 4th if July. The high school sophomore cross-country runner won the annual Mt. Ripinsky race, and was part of a three man all Piper family crew that won the Mad Raft... Read More...
Jul 02, 2010
My 19-year-old daughters JJ and Stoli and I were waking in the woods, wearing rubber boots (it was raining) when JJ said her boots were too small. Stoli said JJ could have her old ones, she has two... Read More...
Jun 30, 2010
 It's my birthday, I'm 51 and very happy. (Also, happy birthday to L.A. Katzeek!) Last year I had a big party. This year, it is a family day. It is raining so we have the fire going and the house is... Read More...
Jun 28, 2010
My Dad brought his wet suit to the cabin this weekend, and Sunday morning swam for forty minutes in Rutzebeck Lake and almost died of hypothermia. (He is training for the annual swim across the... Read More...
Jun 24, 2010
This morning as we cooled down from Morning Muscles, I said to Marnie, "He's going sky diving with his girlfriend for her birthday, should I be worried?" Barbara overheard me, and said, "Is this... Read More...
Jun 23, 2010
 I should have enjoyed sleeping in this morning, what with the steady, much needed, rain, and no need to bike in the wet, (the race is over so we can be fair weather riders) and no Morning Muscles... Read More...
Jun 21, 2010
I'll be in Skagway at the Skagway News Depot bookstore on historic Broadway, Monday June 28th from about 1:00- 6:00pm-- all afternoon-- I take the ferry over and back from Haines, my dad may come too... Read More...
Jun 21, 2010
One crazy man rode his leg of Saturday's Kluane to Chilkat International Bike Relay wearing nothing on his bottom but a thong. Honest. And, Rosalee, who is newish in town and working at the paper... Read More...
Jun 18, 2010
 I have house full  for the bike race and I'm riding on the newspaper team, so I'm talking a vacation from the computer this weekend. To learn more about the new book, read the Capital City Weekly... Read More...
Jun 16, 2010
When I met Jane Smiley on West Coast Live, she said she never reads reviews. When I told that to Chip, he said, "she doesn't have to." He has a point. I wish I didn't read them, but I do, especially... Read More...
Jun 15, 2010
 Whoops- in case I told you wrong- or it is printed wrong someplace-- the reading in Juneau is at six on Thursday night at Hearthside in the Nugget Mall. Actually, that is a perfect time, since... Read More...
Jun 14, 2010
I am finally home, and spent the day taking good care of the dogs, ( a hike to Twin Coves and a good brushing) and the garden, (thinning, watering, weeding) and the family ( cooked a nice dinner and... Read More...
Jun 12, 2010
 It is definitely tilting toward home, ( I leave tomorrow) but I have to say, the city by the bay is pretty nice, especially the weather. It is sunny and warm. ( I'm staying in a fancy hotel in Union... Read More...
Jun 09, 2010
Phew, I finally arrived in my San Francisco hotel ( a lot more, er, traditional, than the Jupiter. Chocolates on the pillow here) after  a whole day in the Portland Airport, and one delay after... Read More...
Jun 07, 2010
I just got to Portland, after dropping Chip off at the airport in Seattle, and found  a complimentary condom on the night table, with the hotel logo on it, along with a set of foam ear plugs. Also,... Read More...
Jun 06, 2010
I do better in hotel rooms with company, and Chip is here, which means I've been sleeping in. We went to the Mariners game yesterday. They lost 11-2. I was very glad that I wasn't the mother of any... Read More...
Jun 03, 2010
Just got  a note from my publisher, and Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs debuted at # 14 on the Pacific Northwest Booksellers bestseller list for the week ending May 30. 
Jun 03, 2010
That sounds almost like a country song, doesn't it? It is very nice to be in a place that feels so much like home. It's cloudy and cool and the brush on the side of the Bellingham bay trail is... Read More...
Jun 01, 2010
The wedding was outside, at the Terra Blanca winery, high on a hill in the vineyard overlooking the smooth, creased brown hills of Eastern Washington. The winery is new, but had an old world feel,... Read More...
Jun 01, 2010
Today is the last day to buy Raven's Brew Coffee at 15 percent off, as part of the Heather Lende Book Tour promotion. I know, it sounds a little silly, "the official book tour coffee," but how great... Read More...
May 31, 2010
A great review from the Minneapolis Star Tribune: Serious subjects, delightful results   (By PAMELA MILLER, Star Tribune)   Review: A highly readable collection of essays by an Alaska newspaper... Read More...
May 31, 2010
After Stuart and Lexie's wonderful wedding at a gorgeous winery near Richland Wa., I'm back on the tour, and will send more notes tomorrow- but here is an interview I did with APRN  (the Alaska... Read More...
May 28, 2010
 Richland, Washington is where I am today. (Having survived Denver, Boulder, and Salt Lake and left my talking car behind for an ordinary sedan.) I am also off the book tour beat, and on the... Read More...

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