Site Last Updated December 19, 2014
What is LIFE TO WRITE?
This website, started December 28th 2009, is dedicated to my personal journey entering into the writing life and lets you know what I have been publishing and have for sale. It also offers some tips, tools, comments, conversations, heads up etc. on writing issues, craft and other related fun stuff. I hope you enjoy it and stop in from time to time.
Writers of the Oregon Writers Network have published a special cookbook to benefit the favorite charity of Kip Ward, our dear "Motelier" at the Lincoln City, Oregon Historic Anchor Inn. Kip is not only maybe the friendliest innkeeper on the West Coast, at one of the coziest funnest motels you'll ever stay at; he's also a great animal lover and benefactor. That's in addition to being a great writer lover and benefactor. Kip has given of his time and treasure over the years to running an animal rescue in Lincoln City to save stray dogs and and other kind critters from an untimely and often unseemly demise. Several of our writer and editor pals decided to put together a cookbook featuring favorite and / or just downright fun recipes from amongst the free range hams that constitute our group. All proceeds go to the animal rescue operation.
Perihelion Editor, Sam Bellotto Jr., just bought another story from me for his great online magazine. The story is called "It's the Martian Way." What happens when a happy go lucky smuggler on Mars has an Earth War mess up his smuggling business and his love life, by causing him to get thrown in Jail and face hard labor at the oxygen production facility? Well, you'll have to read the story which appeared March 12th and is now in the Perihelion archives. I want to thank Kristine Kathryn Rusch for the brain tweak that got me started on this story and for identifying a few kinks in the story. Sam also worked a few words of blue ink magic that were much appreciated. This is my third sale to Perihelion. I love what Sam is doing with the magazine which I guarantee will give you great entertainment every time you go there. This story joins my first sale to Sam, "Shit Eatin' Dog," and last year's contribution "Coming of AGE." I hope you read and enjoy the new installment. The previous stories are still available in the on line archives. And, as usual, it's all FREE!
"Feolito's Gift" is the story of the life struggles of an ugly orphan boy in medieval Spain who finds solace in the isolation of his work atop the turrets and parapets of the grand cathedral he is helping to build. He can hide there from many of life's disappointments while he works, but not for every hour of the day and night. A series of fantastic events chisel new contours across the landscape of his soul and the hearts of his adopted family, community and friends.
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My short story "Dirt Poor" is now available in the Anthology "Elemental." The anthology is a collection of stories drawing inspiration from the four classical elements earth, air, fire and water. They range from the light hearted to the very dark. ELEMENTAL's editor is Susan Wingate the award winning Pacific Northwest author of the Bobby's Diner series and the recent award winning novel "Drowning." The anthology features a number of "new" authors (like me!), as well as some more established authors. Buy a dozen or so for your friends!
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