Jane Madison Has a Problem…

Once upon a time (because that’s the way all the best stories begin…) I published my first novels, six traditional fantasy stories. When it came time to write my next book, my agent suggested that I write the entire thing (rather than a mere synopsis), so that I could “level up” — obtain a contract for substantially more money.

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Laura Anne Gilman’s THE COLD EYE is WSBA Finalist!

It’s official: Laura Anne Gilman’s novel, THE COLD EYE, has been selected as a finalist for the Washington State Book Award, to be announced in October. We are pleased to note that it was chosen in the fiction category and … Continue reading


The Rambling Writer Cools Off in Mt. Baker’s Chain Lakes

Join Thor, Bear dog, and me as we hike the Ptarmigan Ridge trail beneath Mt. Baker and cool off in brisk, clear mountain lakes. It was one of those “life happens” weeks, but we managed a quick escape between those … Continue reading