Tuesday, November 26, 2019

1970s Seattle children's book

Good Deed Rain is also readying a
children's book set in 1970s Seattle.
A novel of memories real as yesterday.
Hopefully that bicycle of mine found
a pedestal in a museum in Prague.

planet Earth inspiration

Good Deed Rain has 2 new exciting
works on the way soon! The first is
a 200 page book that covers 45 years
of this writer's inspiration on planet

Friday, November 22, 2019


I can't imagine how this poster
appeared on bulletin boards in
the art building. How mysterious!
Perhaps it has something to do
with the recent Good Deed Rain
novel about Walt Amherst??

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Set in Bellingham

Local author Paul Piper read Island Air and has this to say:
"Just finished your marvelous little novel Island Air, so full
of wonder and life. It strikes me that no one has mythologized
this small city the way you have. Some day they will write great
things about you and that." Thanks Paul!

By now I've written at least 9 other books set in Bellingham,
including The Mermaid Translation, Saint Lemonade,
Roosevelt, Town in a Cloud, The Orphanage of Abandoned
Teenagers, The Lake Walker, The Robotic Age, Kennedy,
Walt Amherst is Awake, and Island Air.

Currently I'm working on a new novel set here.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Robert Sund event this Friday

Robert Sund is being honored in his hometown of Anacortes this Friday. This is a amazing opportunity to meet people who knew him and hear their tribute in a great bookstore.
Good Deed Rain published a Sund book featuring many of these people who will be attending.

Friday, November 15, 2019


Enjoying rereading Peter Guralnick's book
on Elvis Presley, Last Train to Memphis.
It's a great book.

page 35

page 35 from ISLAND AIR, (already in progress). 99 is based on an interesting lady who used to pass out flyers on the Ave. Aaron and I called her 99 after the 99 Cent Store that employed her. She was quite a character in life and now she's a character in a book! (I'm still not entirely sure, but I think she often wore rollerskates too).

Thursday, November 14, 2019

14 years in America

Thought of another interesting
double feature for a daydream
theater that shows great old
movies. Dames (1934) with
Pitfall (1948). What happened
to Dick Powell in 14 years??

double digits

My new novel ISLAND AIR
is selling in double digits! (Sold 10)
Thanks to those who made the plunge.
I think it's a pretty fun read, it was a
pleasure to write anyway. Hope you
get a chance to read it too.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

fable time

Thursday, November 7, 2019


I was just reminded of Mister Muster.
It's been a long time since I read this
book, I'll have to revisit it very soon.

oz books

Every so often, I jump back into Oz
with one of the many books in that
amazing series. I just read The Road to Oz.
I like that Shaggy Man and how he leads
Dorothy back to Oz, all of a sudden there
are roads leading everywhere.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

new novel in progress...

Been writing a new novel, a sequel to The Robotic Age and featuring guest appearances from my other characters too. It begins at the top of the tallest tower downtown with the appearance of a ghost. Across the street is the theater where The Great Marconi is chased offstage by acrobatic dogs. And Cronco the robot has locked the gate of the junkyard and only Sunny Jim the nightwatchman knows what is happening there at midnight.

Friday, November 1, 2019

page 111

Another sneak look at new ISLAND AIR
book. This is from page 111 and takes
place when the book time travels back
to 1980s, Seattle:

page 16

Here's page 16 from my recent novel
ISLAND AIR. Hope this interests you
to read more: