Lying in Judgment Questions for Book Clubs

Characters What do you think of Peter? Do you think of him as a murderer? 1a. (Spoiler alert) Did the ending alter your opinion of this? Which of the jurors did you like? Which did you dislike? In eac...

Try (this) before you buy

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Book signings and events

Upcoming events Annie Bloom’s Books 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219 (503) 246-0053 June 16, 7 PM Featuring the release of The Mountain Man’s Dog Jan’s Paperbacks 18095 Sw Tua...

Local Booksellers with copies of Lying in Judgment

Broadway Books 1714 NE Broadway, Portland 503-284-172 Another Read Through 3932 N. Mississippi Ave, Portland 503-208-2729 Vintage Books 6613 E Mill Plain Blvd.,Vancouver, WA 98661 360-694-9519 More so...

Upcoming book reading/signing events

Now that Lying in Judgment has been officially released – and we’ve reached the amazing 100+ point on book sales in under a week since the official release date of March 5 – it’...

Does Genre Dictate Format?

Recently a friend asked me why I tend to write comedies as plays, and crime drama as novels. There are three interdependent reasons: My development as a writer The fit of form the the fiction Markets ...

Lying in Judgment (novel) coming to life!

It’s coming. The Novel. After ten years of outlining, writing, critiquing, rewriting (even, once, as a play), workshopping, pitching, revising, editing, querying, and waiting for a dying industr...

How to be a better person in 2016

I really want to be a better person in 2016. Well, anyway, I want to try. For the year, anyway. If it doesn’t work out, I can always revert to being my old asshole self in 2017. To that end, her...

Fertile Ground Plays, Passes, and Programs

It is officially Fertile Ground season. The 2016 Fertile Ground Festival of New Works programs come out today, and will be available at area theaters and other outlets in coming weeks. Passes are on s...

Why I Write

This short selfie video for The Cantilever Project gives you a look under the hood on what keeps my writing engine going....

Family Hardware: Photo Preview

Director Dorinda Toner led a full-cast workshop of Family Hardware, which will enjoy three performances at the Fertile Ground Festival of New Works on January 24, 29, and 31, 2016 at Hipbone Studios. ...

Play write vs. Playwright

Playwright, or play writer? That is the question. For most of us who are engaged in this fascinating, collaborative creative exercise, the answer is the latter. Certainly this is true for me. I write ...

Let’s make Umpqua the last one.

Heartbreaking. Sickening. Twisted. Sad. Another mass shooting – this one, close to home. A shooter has killed at least seven and wounded another 20 or so at Umpqua Community College in southern ...

Pride goeth before the curtain

Tonight I’m attending a read-thru of my new (draft) play for Fertile Ground. It’s the second time in less than a week, and if this one goes like the first, a talented, experienced group of...

The City Club’s Street Fee Report

A committee of the City Club of Portland has released a report outlining the City of Portland’s dire need for street maintenance and repair funding, with funding recommendations that include a g...