Gina S. Miyoko, P.I.

She’s five-foot-two, gamine, and weighs ninety-four pounds in a soggy trench coat. The nickname “Tinkerbell” has followed her from high school. It’s hard to imagine her riding a Harley named Boris, or packing a baby blue .357 Magnum. She does … Continue reading


BVC Announces Crystal Vision by Patricia Rice

Mariah lives off the grid by waitressing, weaving ghostcatchers to send Hillvale’s ghosts across the veil, and keeping clear of electronics that haunt her–until the day her friend and mentor, Crazy Daisy, is murdered, and Mariah goes on the hunt for a killer.

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Difficulties with Genre

I have a habit of starting out essays and blogs—maybe these are the same things—with a definition. So here it is: Genre: a category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject … Continue reading


The Rambling Writer: Two Seasons at Yellow Aster Meadows

Join Thor, Bear dog, and me for one of our absolute favorite hikes to Yellow Aster Meadows — whether decked in early summer blooms or in autumn crimson. Up a very rutted dirt road off the Mt. Baker Highway about … Continue reading