As I prepare my wild journey into becoming a bona-fide NOVELIST, I am forever reminded of the value of home…and for me, that place is somewhere north of here. THE SINKING OF THE ANGIE PIPER is a story set in the untamed waters of Alaska. It is a territory that many of the stories I write (including my current project, as well as a planned third novel), are set in–the Pacific Northwest.

I have no real explanation for why I tend to write within this particular setting. Perhaps I have a deep-seated longing to further explore this wild land. Or maybe I just miss living there, as I spend 6 months out of every year baking in the sun-burnt lands of Central California. Or, maybe I just miss my home. In any case, as much as I have yet to understand my own aspirations, I certainly won’t let such ignorance prevent me from plodding forward.

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