Category Archives: The Crossings Guide to Oregon’s Coastal Spans

#223 Where has the summer gone . . .

  Between finishing my new book, marketing my other books, responsibilities at Backstreet Gallery, and preparation for the 8th Annual Florence Festival of Books, it was a busy summer. I had hoped to restart my blog in May when I … Continue reading

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#213–Resuming weekly posts . . .

  It was so gratifying to have many of you click onto my blog last week when I resumed posting after a six-month pause. My last post had been in August. I had no idea it would be so long … Continue reading

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#209–Northern Bridge Tour second time around . . .

  Considering we’ve had over 50 inches of rain since Christmas and we can remember each of the very few days without rain since then, we were really lucky on the first two bridge tours. We had a brief shower … Continue reading

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#208–14 bridges in three tours—Tour 2 (Florence to North Bend)

  Would it rain (Plan B) or not (Plan A)? We were ready either way.  My 11 folks who’d signed up for the Southern Bridge Tour, plus Benny the bus driver, were ready to check out bridges. We had rain … Continue reading

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#207–14 bridges in 3 tours—Tour 1 (Florence to Depoe Bay)

  The forecast was for cloudy. I was so thankful after days of torrential rain. The day started out with drizzle, which is nothing compared to what we’ve been having. I didn’t want to head up the coast to see … Continue reading

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#206–Making it through the winter . . .

  Since my name’s not John Grisham, I need to be out there selling my books to get back the cost of publishing/printing my latest book, Devil Cat, the books I bought from the publisher to sell for Around Florence, … Continue reading

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#195––Who’d a thunk it . . .

  Occasionally life surprises you––sometimes for the good and sometimes not so good. Three times in the past few weeks were who’d-a-thunk-it situations that I’d like to share. The green hills of California Usually when I visit California, the green … Continue reading

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#183–Finding your niche . . .

All writers know their genre, but not all writers know if their writing fits a specific niche. If your writing does, then you can market to that niche. My bridge books fit into historic and also Oregon Coast niches, as … Continue reading

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#172–Limbo-land, slumber-land & off to the printer . . .

Since October 23, I’ve been on a repetitive three-week schedule where this week should be chemo week. But since I finished my six scheduled cycles, I’m not starting a new one this week. I’m very pleased about that! But before … Continue reading

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#165–Thankful, but not for those pesky little things . . .

  I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving. I spent mine feasting with my neighbors. We all had a great time. Since this is a day of thanks, I’d like to reiterate my thanks for my friends near and far, … Continue reading

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