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May 25, 2010
Last night I was driving the rental car I call Starship Enterprise back from Boulder to Denver - the Boulder Bookstore is terrific, three floors of books, a cafe, and outdoor courtyard, smart staff... Read More...
May 24, 2010
I was in a hurry and cut and pasted the Globe review right in, loving the first line, and not really reading the rest. Well, I just did, (I'm back from Boulder and winding down before another big day... Read More...
May 24, 2010
(This same post is on 49 Writers, where I’m guest blogging this month. I wrote it Friday in Anchorage.)   For my first reading in Anchorage the microphone was broken. One thing I learned from the... Read More...
May 22, 2010
 The Globe has weighed in... and they like it! (I love the first line...) Here's the whole review:   TAKE GOOD CARE OF THE GARDEN AND THE DOGS: Family, Friendships, and Faith in Small-Town Alaska  By... Read More...
May 22, 2010
 The first two events of my book tour went well, I think. Title Wave in Anchorage and Fireside Books in Palmer both sold out. (And so people bought a bunch more of the first book, If You Lived Here,... Read More...
May 20, 2010
See you in Anchorage tonight, if you live there, and know my name, that is. I'll be at Title Wave books at 6:30, with a Haines slide show that wowed Eliza's second graders yesterday when I practiced... Read More...
May 19, 2010
 I am a little wiggy, preparing to be away for three weeks on a book tour. As most of you know, I get homesick in Juneau. And now I have Fireman Al, the safety guy, talking on the radio about the... Read More...
May 18, 2010
 I'm missing JJ's blog, which she says is over because she is not studying abroad anymore. I hope she'll start a new one, say, JJ's Adventures at Home. This morning I told her that she will be the... Read More...
May 17, 2010
The bear was the size of my Subaru, at least, and eating dandelions on the side of the road. It would have been nice to slow down and look at her, except that Chip and I were on bicycles. Bears can... Read More...
May 17, 2010
Melba Cooper from South Carolina is in Haines as part of a month long artist's exchange,  she has a great blog about her time here, with photos. (I've added it to the links as well.) There is an... Read More...
May 16, 2010
The sun is out, my kids are home, and I'm leaving soon for all points south so, if you want to know more about Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs  read this interview at The Alaska Dispatch. I... Read More...
May 14, 2010
All five of my children are now safe in Haines. The two big girls, women really, already live here, but the three college kids are back. The house smells like bacon and eggs and the music is up loud... Read More...
May 12, 2010
There's plenty being written and spoken about the former governor, but I may be one of the few lucky people that know he began each day with a 'hip-hip-hooray.' In Alaska, and probably everywhere by... Read More...
May 10, 2010
Last year for Mother's Day my children sat me down and said they had a surprise, I was going to be a grandmother. I surprised them by asking which one was about to be a parent. At the the time my... Read More...
May 07, 2010
 At least now when people say I'm a Kumbaya singing why-can't-we-all-get-along softie, they will be right. I sang Kumbaya today at Haines Assisted Living with Liz and her guitar and the folks that... Read More...
May 06, 2010
We babysat Caroline Cooper last night, her dad calls her CC. We call our daughter Joanna Jeanne, JJ. This got me thinking of community nicknames. I think it is a Haines and Klukwan thing. Fireman Al... Read More...
May 05, 2010
 Went to John and Sharon Svenson's gallery opening Sunday and it was so artsy I felt like I was in New York City, only with more light and color. No one wore black, and there was no concrete, just... Read More...
May 04, 2010
So, my elbow and arm and hand have been killing me. It hurts to pick up a can of tomatoes and to type. (I am an ergonomic nightmare- two fingers pecking hunched over a laptop too high on my desk...)... Read More...
May 03, 2010
I've been reading an advanced copy of Alaska writer Charles Wohlforth's new book The Fate of Nature to be published in June. It is in many ways the story of the human side of the Exxon Valdez oil... Read More...
May 03, 2010
I have some stuff everywhere today, it seems. Read about hooligan oil and hearts at the Alaska Dispatch and about writing at 49 Writers, where I'm May's guest blogger. There's a new book story in the... Read More...
May 01, 2010
 It's May Day, and the kids at Mud Bay will be dancing around the May Pole at Paradise Cove, and there will be a party this evening to remember Neil " Doc"  Ramsey on the beach near my house. Doc... Read More...
Apr 30, 2010
I'll be at the bookstore in Haines today from noon until two or so, if you'd like a book signed. 
Apr 29, 2010
So, while I was fretting about the early release of Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs, my friend called and said she was thrilled. Now she has a Mother's Day gift. Then she said I should be... Read More...
Apr 28, 2010
 Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs  is now on sale in Haines at the Babbling Book store. (907)-766-3356. Crazy, but true,  I just signed a few hundred copies. I am as surprised as you are. I'... Read More...
Apr 28, 2010
 When I was in New York it was sunny and we walked everywhere. The sidewalks and Central Park walking lanes were full of people, and no one said hello except the groundskeepers in the park. Now I... Read More...

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