Author Archives: Sara Stamey

About Sara Stamey

Sara Stamey’s journeys include treasure hunting and teaching scuba in the Caribbean and Honduras; backpacking around Greece and New Zealand; operating a nuclear reactor; and owning a farm in Southern Chile. Now resettled in her native Northwest Washington, she teaches creative writing at Western Washington University. She shares her Squalicum Creek backyard with wild critters and her cats, dog, and husband Thor. Visit her BVC Ebookstore bookshelf.

The Rambling Writer Joins the Pulpwood Queen Book Club

Since retiring from teaching creative writing, I have not missed the teetering piles of stories and revisions of stories and revisions of revisions of stories to critique, but I find that I do miss leading workshops and mostly Talking About … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Hikes to Teddy Bear Cove

The past couple of weeks, our far corner of the Pacific Northwest has enjoyed “blistering” highs in the upper 70s and even flirting with the upper 80s (sorry, friends who are baking in real heat waves), which calls for some … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Goes Summer Snowshoeing

…at the start zone for the Mt. Baker Ski to Sea Race. Thor, Bear dog, and I face the early-summer dilemma for our day trips to nearby Mt. Baker, since the snow is melting and rutted, not the best for … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Muses about Memorial Day

Yesterday, I took my dad Neil Stamey on a short trip, in what has become a yearly tradition, to the nearby Festival of Flags at Greenacres Cemetery for their Memorial Day celebration of veterans who have fallen. He’s the handsome … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Goes Biking Along Lake Whatcom

Last time (May 13 blog post), Thor, Bear dog, and I hiked above our nearby Lake Whatcom to an overlook. This time, taking advantage of another sunny day, we loaded up our bikes and took to the Hertz Trail that … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Takes a Hike Above Lake Whatcom

Phew. After “The Year of Constant Physical Therapy” and various other medical interventions (for both Thor and myself), I’m revisiting my attitude toward a cyborg body. In my first science fiction novel WILD CARD RUN originally published (cough cough) several … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Greek Travels, Part 13: The Byzantine City of Mystras

This series started on Oct. 15 and continues every other Saturday. I’m taking a trip back in time to my 4-month backpacking rambles around Greece in the early 1980s, which planted the seed for my recent novel The Ariadne Connection. … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Greek Travels, Part 12: The Caverns at Pyrgos Dirou

This series started on Oct. 15 and continues every other Saturday. I’m taking a trip back in time to my 4-month backpacking rambles around Greece in the early 1980s, which planted the seed for my recent novel The Ariadne Connection. … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Revisits Southern Mexico

Just in time to escape the gray gloom and record-breaking rainfall here in Bellingham, WA, the “far corner” of the Pacific Northwest, Thor and I celebrated our anniversary with another trip to sunny southeast Mexico, where we enjoyed our “luna … Continue reading

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