Author Archives: crossingsauthor

About crossingsauthor

Judy Fleagle spent 22 years teaching 1st and 2nd grades and 21 years as editor/staff writer with Oregon Coast and Northwest Travel magazines.Since 2009, she has written five books: "Crossings: McCullough's Coastal Bridges," "The Crossings Guide to Oregon's Coastal Spans," "Around Florence," "Devil Cat and Other Colorful Animals I Have Known," and "The Oregon Coast Guide to the UNEXPECTED!!!."

#356––FFOB 2022, a great success . . .

The 2022 11th Annual Florence Festival of Books is over, and now, I can get my life back. It does have a way of taking over between June and September each year. “Our first time at a book event and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

#355–FFOB Crunch time . . .

It wasn’t fair that Aleia, the gal who worked at the Florence Events Center and who was part of the Florence Festival of Books Planning Committee, was leaving just before we opened up to accept registrations. Working with different people … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

#354–Sclerotherapy’s second session, my captive audience . . .

People accuse me of being shameless when it comes to my books––that I’ll talk about them anytime, anywhere. The truth is, I only talk about them when asked. If someone asks, then I usually start with a very brief account … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on #354–Sclerotherapy’s second session, my captive audience . . .

#353––The eyes have it and so do the eggs . . .

 “The Eyes Have It,” is the theme of Backstreet Gallery’s 2022 Community Challenge show, which is a take off on “The ayes have it!” heard at many a business meeting. The Eyes Have It Community Challenge If you’re interested in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

#352–Siuslaw Pioneer Museum––the place to be . . .

Sea Lion Caves Reception It certainly was the place to be for 150–200 folks last Friday evening on August 26, when the Siuslaw Pioneer Museum hosted the reception to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Sea Lion Caves. It was … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on #352–Siuslaw Pioneer Museum––the place to be . . .

#351–My daily walk . . .

Walking the dog When you have a dog, you walk it on a leash—at least most people do nowadays. Growing up, we just opened the door and let our dog, Rusty, out to roam the area—it was out of town. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

#350–Oh, what you can do with a beach towel and butcher knife . . .

The beach towel and butcher knife were essential for my project, but a bungee cord, clothespin, a relatively small tarp, and a long, slim kitchen spatula rounded out the necessary items that I would need. What was I going to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

#349–Scare-o, I mean sclerotherapy . . .

Note: This Friday’s post will be delayed until Sunday, August 21! Last fall when I first met with Dr. Anan Tawil regarding my varicose veins, he said that first would be the laser ablation and then would come the sclerotherapy. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

#348–Learning about eBooks . . .

The panel discussion at the Florence Festival of Books is going to be informative, fun, and fabulous and all about eBooks. And nearly half the time will be devoted to answering audience questions. So, whether you intend to publish an … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on #348–Learning about eBooks . . .

#347–Take time to laugh . . .

Note: All the six-foot tables for the Florence Festival of Books are sold out. There are only 11 eight-foot tables left before we are totally sold out. This is not unusual! It’s a popular event with authors. When you listen … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment