My Life

Robocalls

Robocalls

Robocalls. Yeah, those. Ring. Ringgggg. RINGGGGGGG. I reach over to my nightstand, fumbling my sleep mask up to see who’s calling my (very private) cell…and the glowing screen shows a random row of numbers, origin Lithuania. This time, I put the phone on silent and...

Because libraries.

Because libraries.

  Why libraries? Because libraries rock. Libraries nurture. Libraries uplift and stimulate, shelter and educate. In writing my upcoming memoir, FRECKLED: Growing up Wild in Hawaii, I was able to see how many times "going to the library" provided a destination...

Tomales Bay in May: RV life

Tomales Bay in May: RV life

Tomales Bay in May: RV Life The next time we take the trailer out, we go to the coast. Applying the lesson we learned the hard way, we check the weather beforehand, which should be sunny and in the fifties and sixties. We pack accordingly and go to a place we scouted...

Sighting a wild wolf: #traveling #Canada

Sighting a wild wolf in Canada is a haunting thing. Seated in our brightly colored plastic Adirondack chairs on the deck, watching the river at low tide and sipping our morning beverages, a howl from the other side of the river lifted the hair on the backs of our...

Rainy days and adult children

The next three days are rainy: and by this I mean a soft but relentless moisture as if the pewter clouds have lowered to earth and spread themselves at various densities across the land. The sound of water trickling in all its forms takes on the quality of a timpani...

Hunting chanterelles in Canada

Hunting chanterelles in the forest of Canada was only one of the interesting activities of Day Three of our vacation in British Columbia. I see the men off for their fishing adventure, which consists of me bumbling into the kitchen for hugs and more hugs and then...

Picking huckleberries in #Canada #tobytravels

Picking huckleberries in Canada is one of life's profound joys. But I get ahead of myself. Mike has been restless and prowling like a caged tiger since we arrived, dying to go fishing and exploring even as I dig deeper into the quiet: into resting, reading, writing,...

My Writing

Wired Truth, Paradise Crime #10, is here!

Wired Truth, Paradise Crime #10, is here!

Wired Truth, Paradise Crime #10, is here! Grab it while it's on Launch Special at 3.99 on all retailers, and get the book readers are raving about! "I keep saying this but it’s true. This series continues to get better! Sophie keeps growing and developing. The...

WIRED DAWN, Paradise Crime #5, is HERE!

WIRED DAWN, Paradise Crime #5, is HERE!

Wired Dawn, Paradise Crime #5, is here at last! This book was a terrific adventure to write, and from what advance readers are saying, to READ! "From the opening quote, "We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be. KURT VONNEGUT,...

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