Wednesday, June 30, 2021

witch in a water tower

Since it's TRILLIUM WITCH DAY, here's another page spread peek:

4 Trillium Witches


Writing this morning beside the window, our friendly ruby throated hummingbird reminds me that the feeder is empty.

June 30

Today is the official publication date for my newest novel, THE TRILLIUM WITCH. (You can order from me, or secretly from Amazon) I chose this day to honor one of my favorite Brautigan books, June 30, June 30 published last century in 1978.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Sunday, June 27, 2021

The Oort Cloud

"Like an enormous shell, the Oort Cloud engulfs our solar system."

for a hot day

Saturday, June 26, 2021


The clay Caruso moon. Mike and I got the star background effect by leaving little unpainted holes on the black glass and shining a lightbulb through.


The clay sun I made for our Super 8 movie, Caruso.

4 days to Trillium

With only 4 days until THE TRILLIUM WITCH novel is officially published and born into the world, I found this online: "Trillium is also called Birthroot. It is used in certain circumstances in the process of labor and birth by midwives. In Native American herbalism, Trillium root is considered to be a sacred female herb and they only spoke of it to their medicine women. Trillium is also related to the first three chakras—cleansing them of fear, and opening the way to full grounding."

Friday, June 25, 2021

Blue Sealand

Mike Cooper's record Globe Notes is a beautiful soundtrack for an underwater hammock day, are those fish or birds above me?

Thursday, June 24, 2021

file under fiction

Back in ye olde schooldays, when I worked in the library, I used to make fake cards for the card catalog. I wonder if anyone ever found those...

Friday, June 18, 2021


This morning is garbage day. Deep in the night, on the highway past our backyard, machines are banging away at I-5, opening a way for salmon to swim under the highway. The wind always blows on garbage day. At 4 AM, we had to close the window. A tin can kept rattling back and forth beside the curb. If anyone would appreciate that sound, it would be John Cage. He would be lying down in the grass, making a field recording, capturing it on a spool of tape labeled “Tin Can Sleep Interruption.”

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

page 22

Progress Report: 22 pages into the new novel.

Monday, June 14, 2021

5 chapters in

I am having so much fun writing this tribute to Encyclopedia Brown. More about him later. So far we're 5 chapters in. Jeeze, those old Scholastic covers were nice!

Sunday, June 13, 2021

peter rabbit clue

This is the secret passage the rabbit is taking through our fence. One of these days, I'm expecting to find a tiny blue jacket left behind.


Here's the rocketcar that Howard drives with Dorothy in THE TRILLIUM WITCH

Saturday, June 12, 2021


What's next with Good Deed Rain? Well, there's the cosmonaut novel that aims to be published by end of summer. That was a fun one to write. And I just started writing a new novel--12 pages in--that was inspired by Encyclopedia Brown of all things! So stay tuned, more thrilling reading for you on the way.

Friday, June 11, 2021

Three 2021 books so far

Trillium spread

Here's a page spread from THE TRILLIUM WITCH, published soon!

Thursday, June 10, 2021



There's another NEW novel coming from Good Deed Rain, titled THE TRILLIUM WITCH. Publication date is June 30 (in honor of Richard Brautigan). More about this book soon.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021


A nice poem review of SOMETHING BRIGHT from JGenius, thank you. With a photo of my Uncle Charlie: "I've been re-reading something right this evening as a lovely respite from this grading, and I am very much enjoying the smoke. Old Uncle Charlie, with his pipes. Brava. mon frere brava and grazi."

4 Birds

From page 66 of SOMETHING BRIGHT

some summer light reading

Monday, June 7, 2021

south of the border

This weekend, the dog and I walked into a field and encountered a crow with a snake in its beak. I realized it was exactly like Mexico's flag!

Saturday, June 5, 2021

sands of time

Covid has given me time to develop my interest in dune-buggy racing.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

detective skills

Before publication of the spaceman book, Good Deed Rain will be publishing a detective novel. Here's an image from the back cover. More about this book very soon....