So I haven’t talked a great deal about this, but enough so that some of you know I’m having some severe allergy issues. And I’m not talking about this for sympathy—just to raise some awareness about a little known condition and also to make you aware of one of the main reasons I cannot travel […]

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YG: What do you love most about what you write? KS: I love playing with dark humor, reality twists, and quirky, unusual characters. Shadow Valley Manor is the perfect setting for all of these things. YG: Tell me the name of one of your characters, and what you loved and struggled with most while writing […]

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A couple of years ago around this time, I started a project called my Year of Trees. I took a picture of the same street every week for a year, noting the changes to the trees that line that road. I really enjoyed it and a number of my readers did too, so I decided […]

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Blessed Mabon! May the Second Harvest bless you with abundance and generosity!

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So, a few things have been happening. Tomorrow is Mabon, the Fall Equinox. For Pagans, it’s considered the second harvest—the harvest of fruits. You might think of it as a non-secular Thanksgiving, when we give gratitude to the Goddess of the Earth and the God of the Vine, and when we celebrate all that we […]

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CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED! NO MORE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED! In honor of Mabon, I’m giving away a fun autumn tote bag o’ goodies to one winner! Contest opens at 8 AM PDT on September 19th, and closes 9 PM PDT on September 22nd. Entry Rules (you must follow to win): 1. You must be […]

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A couple of years ago around this time, I started a project called my Year of Trees. I took a picture of the same street every week for a year, noting the changes to the trees that line that road. I really enjoyed it and a number of my readers did too, so I decided […]

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Two weeks and  SHADOW SILENCE, the second Whisper Hollow book comes out! This will be the last book I will be able to sign over at Seattle Mystery Bookshop, given the shift I’m taking to indie. Preorder from there before September 27th to ensure a copy, if you want a signed copy of one of […]

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Welcome to my monthly feature I’m calling Caffeine Corner. Once a month I’ll be posting a little something and giving away a free copy of a book (could be an e-book too—depending on my mood) and a fun mug to one person who comments and who has subscribed to my blog. So, this month I’m […]

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