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 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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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 19: Sea Stacks of Phangnga Bay

Join Thor and me as your virtual Thailand vacation continues with a tour via longtail boat of the dramatic sea stacks of Phangnga Bay. NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I made our first trip to Asia — the … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 18: Phangnga Bay

Join Thor and me for the last leg of your virtual Thailand vacation as we arrive at Phangnga Bay to see the famous karst sea stacks. NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I made our first trip … Continue reading

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Cafe Reads: Jackie’s Boy by Steven Popkes

A review of Jackie’s Boy, a post-apocalyptic Huck Finn: Eleven-year-old orphan Michael scrabbles to survive the violent chaos after deliberate plagues killed 99% of the world’s population. He still writes letters to Mom. Jackie, an elephant bioengineered to speak, has … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 17: more Baan Kratig

Stay with Thor and me as your virtual Thailand vacation continues at the beautiful Phuket shoreline and sea. NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I made our first trip to Asia — the beautiful country of Thailand. … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand, part 16: Baan Kratig

Join Thor and me for the next leg of your virtual Thailand vacation, the coastal getaway lodge of Baan Kratig with snorkeling right off the beach. NOTE: “And now for something completely different.” Thor and I made our first trip … Continue reading

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