Island Life: When It Snows, It SNOWS

I love snow! So fluffy and pretty, so magical, so peaceful, so…inconvenient.

Well, not usually. Usually we’re pretty self-sufficient out here. You have to be, to want to live on an island with only an unreliable (and fairly expensive) ferry system to connect you to “civilization”. We work at home (even before the pandemic), we’re always well-stocked with groceries and toilet paper and wine, we have plenty of firewood…so when it started dumping down snow just before Valentine’s Day, we oohed and ahed and took lots of pictures…

…and began worrying about whether we were going to be able to make it down the hill to get our covid vaccinations.


Longtime readers (like from, say, two weeks ago) will recall that we’ve been working hard trying to get on the list to get vaccinated…with very little results.

But then a miracle happened!

A miracle? What was it!? To read more, and see lots more pictures, come on over to my website!



About Shannon Page

Shannon Page is a Pacific Northwest author and editor. Her work has appeared in Clarkesworld, Interzone, Fantasy, Black Static,, and many anthologies, including the Australian Shadows Award-winning Grants Pass, and The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk. Books include The Queen and The Tower and A Sword in The Sun, the first two books in The Nightcraft Quartet; novel Eel River; story collection Eastlick and Other Stories; personal essay collection I Was a Trophy Wife; Orcas Intrigue, Orcas Intruder, and Orcas Investigation, the first three books in the cozy mystery series The Chameleon Chronicles, in collaboration with Karen G. Berry under the pen name Laura Gayle; and Our Lady of the Islands, co-written with the late Jay Lake. Our Lady received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, was named one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2014, and was a finalist for the Endeavour Award. Forthcoming books include Nightcraft books three and four; a sequel to Our Lady; and more Orcas mysteries. Edited books include the anthology Witches, Stitches & Bitches and the essay collection The Usual Path to Publication. She practices yoga, gardens, and has no tattoos.


Island Life: When It Snows, It SNOWS — 1 Comment

  1. Wow, you got WAY more snow than we did here in Bellingham, WA, not that far from you. I’m so glad you were able to get your vaccs — Thor and I just got our second today.