About Sara Stamey

Award-winning author 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. Resettled in her native Pacific Northwest, she taught creative writing at Western Washington University. She shares her Squalicum Creek backyard with wild critters and her cats, dog, and paleontologist husband Thor Hansen. Visit her BVC Ebookstore bookshelf.

The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 6: Senatus Populusque Romanus

Your Italy virtual vacation continues as Thor and I ramble around Rome and ponder the evolving history and politics of the ancient abbreviation SPQR. NOTE: Since travel is still on hold with the pandemic continuing, I’ve started a new blog … Continue reading

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Cafe Reads: THE WOLVES OF MIRR, by Paul Piper

The Wolves of Mirr, an eco-thriller/mystery/magical realism novel that defies easy classification, hits several of my sweet spots: Poetically-rendered wilderness settings, complex characters, intertwining physical and psychological dangers, and a strong thread of ancient Greek mythology. … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 5: Fountains of Rome

Join Thor and me as your Italy virtual vacation continues with walks taking us to some of the famous fountains of Rome. NOTE: Since travel is still on hold with the pandemic continuing, I’ve started a new blog series offering a … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 4: The rest of the Roman Forum

Follow along with Thor and me as your Italy virtual vacation continues with our ramble through the Forum, the heart of ancient Rome. NOTE: Since travel is still on hold with the pandemic continuing, I’ve started a new blog series … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 3: The Roman Forum

Your virtual vacation to Italy continues as Thor and I explore the ancient Roman Forum, center of political, religious, and commercial life. NOTE: Since travel is still on hold with the pandemic continuing, I’ve started a new blog series offering … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 2: The Roman Colosseum

Your retro virtual vacation to Italy 2008 with Thor and me launches with a deep dive into ancient Rome and its signature Colosseum that hosted gladiatorial combat. NOTE: Since travel is still on hold with the pandemic continuing, I’ve started … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Italy, part 1: Highlights

Since new trips are still off the books with the pandemic continuing, come join Thor and me for a retro virtual vacation in Italy 2008! Thor and I joined forces in a later-life romance in 2007, at which time he … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Pandemic Pool

Missing our swimming during the pandemic closures, Thor and I install a “swim spa” pool and transform our front yard. Among the many adjustments of this past year of the Covid19 pandemic, a big one for Thor and me was … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Rerun: Snowshoeing on Mt. Shuksan

We could all use a break from multiplying crises! Take a refreshing ramble up the mountain’s memory lane with Thor, Bear dog, and me. Added to the stresses of the Covid19 pandemic at its worst level yet in the U.S. … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 20: Home to the Coils of Covid, Chaos, and Cancer

Bidding goodbye to beautiful Thailand, Thor and I flew into the coils of the year 2020 that most of us are eager to flush down the drain of history. NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I made … Continue reading

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