Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Lake Walker

Here are the covers for my new book,
THE LAKE WALKER. It will be available
to order on May 12. This is from the intro:


Back in high school, I would go the Neptune Theatre
very week. Driving the floating bridge over Lake
Washington or going Lake City Way, looking for
parking, sometimes under a leafy tree, sometimes on
the slant by the IHOP. The Neptune had a green neon
sign that floated out front. Inside, you bought your
ticket from a boat shaped counter and then you could
go up to the balcony. That's where I met Fellini,
Bergman, Cocteau, and I wanted this adventure to
be an homage to them, a sort of European black and
white movie book.

The idea began during a hellish summer when forest
fires turned our air into a white smog and the sun
was dim as an orange penny. A Martian world, it was
hard to even breathe out there. But by September it
started to clear and I began to take walks around the
lake. I still had a couple weeks away from my office
job and I liked to think this would be my morning
routine when I finally retire. I would begin every
day with a walk around the lake.

23rd book sent to printer

Just sent my 23rd book to the printer.
This one is a short novel about walking
around Lake Padden and a mystery that
soon occurs. More about it soon, set to be
published on May 12.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

painting stars

Read two inspiring books recently:
The Mad Monk: Paintings of Unlimited Action
with the artwork of Jung Kwang
& Conversations with Classic Film Stars
by Bawden and Miller.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

movie time

Today was a big movie day. 
Started out with The Lake of Dracula (1971).
With that great title, I was really hoping that
there would be a castle below the murky waters 
but there was very little lake. There were some good
moments though. One thing you don't want to do is
call Dracula a fake. He gets upset. Then saw some
hundred year old Chaplin movies at the Mt. Baker

Thursday, April 12, 2018


I didn't know that film director Frank Tashlin
(who made a lot of movies I like) also made
books. But now I've read 2 of them:
The Bear That Wasn't and The World That Isn't.
Let me tell you, they are doozies...
I'm still thinking about these books. They would
be good required reading around here.