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Author : Phyllis Irene Radford

…aka P.R. Frost, aka C.F. Bentley, has been writing stories ever since she figured out what a pencil was for. A member of an endangered species, a native Oregonian who lives in Oregon, she and her husband make their home in Welches, Oregon, where deer, bears, coyotes, hawks, owls, and woodpeckers feed regularly on their back deck. A museum-trained historian, Phyllis Irene has spent many hours prowling pioneer cemeteries deepening her connections to the past. Raised in a military family, she grew up all over the US and learned early on that books are friends that don’t get left behind with a move. Her interests and reading range from ancient history, to spiritual meditations, to space stations, and a whole lot in between.

Author Interview: Shannon Page

Interviewed by Phyllis Irene Radford October, 2013 Shannon Page is Book View Café’s newest member.  Her collection of short fiction, Eastlick and Other Stories, marks

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Help Me Create an Alien

Originally published 1/2/2010 Brainstorm is an accurate description of what happens to an author when an idea strikes.  The mind whirls furiously, new thoughts compound

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Diabetes and Prejudice

Originally published 7/16/2009 Hi, my name is Phyl and I am a diabetic. Hi, Phyl. No, Diabetes is not alcoholism.  But some people treat diabetics

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Welcome to My Mountain

Originally published 12/17/2009 My cozy mystery, Lacing up for Murder, was a challenge to craft.  My heroine couldn’t whip out a bit of magic from her

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So You Want To Commit Novel

Originally published 6/3/2010 When I run out of steam on my initial idea and need to stop and take a breath and figure out what

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A Different Reality

Originally published 3/18/2010 More in my series on life on Mt. Hood.  Unlike a lot of people who never explore their own neighborhood, but rush

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Kitten Power!

Kitten Power! Jumping on the bandwagon for the spotlight on cats: About a year and a half ago my husband had a mild heart attack. 

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Life Time Achievement Award

Life Time Achievement Award 8/11/2009 Life Time Achievement Award writers on writing, writing life, awards/nominations Last Saturday evening the Willamette Writers honored me with a

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NaNoWriMo: Everybody’s Doing It

NaNoWriMo Everybody’s Doing It Irene Radford If everybody’s participating in National Novel Writing Month, then why aren’t I? When NaNoWriMo began, about fifteen years ago,

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