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Curiosity

On a perfect summer day in the Canadian Arctic last summer, I watched a mother polar bear and her two yearling cubs bask in the sun on an ice floe as our expedition ship edged ever closer. Everyone out on deck, all one hundred of us, were perfectly still, perfectly quiet, for none of us …

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My two cents worth

Fellow Guppy Chapter of Sisters in Crime member Jim Jackson allowed me to select from his “Chinese menu” of questions to give an inside look at me and my writing process.  You have an all-expense-paid long weekend to spend with three guests. The Starship Enterprise has agreed to beam you to the place of your …

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Transitions

I read through the many marvelous stories here about authors who took chances and created second, third or even fourth acts in their lives, each focused on something different. It gave me pause, because although I too have shifted my focus, I feel as though my writing is simply an extension of my life, rather …

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It takes friends

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My writing life

I answer the question of whether geologist Alex Graham reflects my real life experiences… Did you incorporate any real life experiences or settings into the story? I’m a geologist and I spent much of my career in the international petroleum industry, but I also worked for a mining company one summer. For four months, I …

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The perfect day

A chat about why I wrote Thirst and which authors and real life heroes inspire me… What’s your idea of a perfect day? Up early to watch the sunrise and a morning of effortless writing with a cat or two for company. After that, a walk on the beach or a hike in the mountains followed …

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