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: Farewell to Vonda N. McIntyre

A lovely sendoff for our beloved friend and acclaimed novelist Vonda McIntyre at her memorial service yesterday near Magnuson Park in Seattle. All of us at Book View Cafe, the author-owned publishing coop co-founded by Vonda, Ursula K. LeGuin, and … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 25: Naxos and the Ancient Portara

Join Thor and me as we arrive by ferry on Naxos, home of the god Dionysos and his mortal bride Ariadne. NOTE: Since our recent trip to Greece to research more settings for my novel-in-progress, THE ARIADNE DISCONNECT, Thor and … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer: Baby Boomers Trapped in Old Age Suits

NOTE: I’ll resume my Greek island explorations next Saturday. Stay tuned for Naxos, home of Dionysos and Ariadne! Meanwhile, I’ll be undergoing a second hip procedure that may or may not help me pull on my hiking boots and hit … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 24: Farewell to Kos

Thor and I bid a wistful farewell to this magical island of healing, but vow to return. NOTE: Since our recent trip to Greece to research more settings for my novel-in-progress, THE ARIADNE DISCONNECT, Thor and I knew we had … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 23: The Asklepion Healing Sanctuary of Kos

The ancient healing Sanctuary of Asklepios on the Greek island of Kos is an oasis of beauty and tranquility. NOTE: Since our recent trip to Greece to research more settings for my novel-in-progress, THE ARIADNE DISCONNECT, Thor and I knew we … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 22: Kos Museum

Come marvel with Thor and me at the treasures of ancient culture on the island of Hippocrates and healer-god Asklepios. NOTE: Since our recent trip to Greece to research more settings for my novel-in-progress, THE ARIADNE DISCONNECT, Thor and I … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 21: Casa Romana on Kos

Join Thor and me as we visit the reconstructed Roman villa in Kos Town. NOTE: Since our recent trip to Greece to research more settings for my novel-in-progress, THE ARIADNE DISCONNECT, Thor and I knew we had to return to … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 20: Kos Town

Join Thor and me as we wander the charming harbor town of Kos, where history and natural beauty flourish. NOTE: Since our recent trip to Greece to research more settings for my novel-in-progress, THE ARIADNE DISCONNECT, Thor and I knew … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer off the Beaten Track in Xcalak, Mexico

Join Thor and me on our anniversary retreat in remote southeast Mexico, where we celebrated our “luna de miel” (honeymoon) ten years ago. NOTE: I’ll continue my photo-journal blog posts of my recent Greek islands research trip next Saturday, April … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 19: A Village on Nisyros

After exploring the island’s active volcanic caldera, Thor and I cool off in the shady lanes of Mandraki village. NOTE: Since our recent trip to Greece to research more settings for my novel-in-progress, THE ARIADNE DISCONNECT, Thor and I knew … Continue reading

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