Thursday, September 21, 2017

strangers at the door

One of the books I read this summer was
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove's Strangers
At My Door, which surprisingly starts
the same way as my book, The Orphanage
of Abandoned Teenagers.

Le Petit Prince

I'm halfway through a notebook writing a
new novel. It's set at a lake and features
The Little Prince.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

book trilogy

Good Deed Rain will soon be publishing a tribute
to La Conner poet artist Clyde Sanborn. This book
will complete a trilogy devoted to the Skagit arts
which includes: A Flutter of Birds Passing Through
Heaven: A Tribute to Robert Sund and In the Valley
of Mystic Light. 3 Beautiful Inspiring books.


Friday, September 15, 2017

movie time

Just watched Woman on the Run (1950).
It's interesting to see the film noir movies
made on East vs. West coasts. This one
takes place in San Francisco. Wonder if
old Kerouac was in one of those alleys
or docks.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

movie time

I watched a Philip Marlowe movie
The Brasher Doubloon (1947).
It's a tough call casting Marlowe,
I don't think Montgomery really works
for a detective that's constantly getting
blackjacked and dumped out doors.
It would be interesting to know who is
Raymond Chandler's favorite Marlowe.

Friday, September 8, 2017

In the Valley of Mystic Light

Just sent off the latest Good Deed Rain book 
to the printer, IN THE VALLEY OF MYSTIC 
LIGHT. This is Claire Swedberg's history of the 
art scene in the Skagit River Valley, featuring 
interviews with Morris Graves, Guy Anderson, 
Tom Robbins and many more. It's an amazing 
inspiring read. The publication date is set for early 
October. Claire has already set up readings in 
La Conner and Seattle. We've all worked very 
hard to create a really wonderful book for you. 
More on this soon.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017


I finished writing draft for novel about
the magician and his robot companion.
I'm very pleased with that and will be
typing that up soon and passing it along
to friend Aaron to do drawings for it.
Look forward to publishing that. Now
I'm starting to think about the next book
to write. Something is stirring and look
who appeared just now in the backyard:

I feel a strong connection to these deer
who can appear in our city midst still.
Yes, inspiration.