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2020, Covid19 Syttende Mai: From the Cutting Room Floor

It’s September 17, 2020. Six years ago this was the publication date for my debut novel, ODIN’S PROMISE, in which the holiday plays a pivotal role in the plot. Each year since then I’ve attended a festival or book fair or other event to celebrate Syttende Mai  here in the USA. In Norway, this is… Read more »

PRAIRIE LOTUS, by Linda Sue Park: Expanding the Single Story

PRAIRIE LOTUS by Linda Sue Park Clarion Books, 9781328781505, 272pp. Publication Date: March 3, 2020 Currently five starred-reviews and still counting. This remarkable novel is ideal for middle grades and I add my voice to urge all ages to read and discuss this important story: “Prairie Lotus is a powerful, touching, multilayered book about a… Read more »

God Jul! An Outtake Offering

    Soon after ODIN’S PROMISE released, readers offered the kindest gift of all- a continuing interest in Mari and her family as the occupation of Norway continued. I had never intended to write a sequel, but I swallowed hard and dug into research, then writing. As I wrote about the ensuing four-plus years of… Read more »

Holiday Hopes and Happiness to All!

I sent out my winter newsletter earlier this week. If you aren’t a subscriber, you missed some recaps of the past year and comments about current projects. (It’s a busy season, so no worries.) In it I included a brief outtake from the last book in the trilogy, a passage related to the Jul season…. Read more »

More “Lost Darlings” from Early Efforts

It’s been fun to hear from folks who enjoyed reading  my prior post of “outtakes” from early efforts at my Norway trilogy. I dug into some of the other “rescued” chapters from various versions and found another to share. The characters from my prior post have undergone multiple rewrites before reaching this stage, and this… Read more »