Hiking anywhere in the Pacific Northwest is always a refreshing and renewing experience. It doesn’t matter where we go when we spend time in the trees, its always a rewarding and wonderful time.

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Sorry I’m late…

It’s coming really soon! I’m very excited about my producer/narrator, Tristin Rutherford! She’s done a fabulous job. I really feel as if she’s brought the characters to life and I’ve found myself laughing, crying and worrying along with Jo and Sarah.

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Hello there

My day usually starts at 5 am. I get up, write for two hours then get set to go to work. In itself, that can be exhilarating as I progress in my current storyline. Sometimes though, I need to take a break, like last week.

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Taking bigger steps…

As I continue to write my next book, a dystopian novel featuring strong female characters, I continually step into the present in the USA and it comes through in my words. I really hope this book makes it to the mainstream.

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Getting out

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted about any hikes we’ve done the past few weekends. We do some type of hike nearly every Saturday and that will continue. Oregon is a great place to do that and we usually manage to find a place that neither of us has been to before to investigate.

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Happy Pride!

Happy Pride everyone! This year at Portland, Oregon Pride I was happy to be able to go with my partner and as usual, Pride NW did not disappoint. 25 years of Pride festivals and they know how to do it right. There were a large number of supporters of LGBT rights present. Straight allies and […]

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Cover Reveal!

I’m thrilled to share with you the cover of my upcoming book: Crimson and Amber, Coffee and Emeralds, Book 2! Release is set for later this month!

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Excerpt Time

Today, I thought I would give you a small taste of book two, tentatively titled Crimson and Amber, of the Coffee and Emeralds series.It’s just a little taste ๐Ÿ˜ƒ. I hope you enjoy it! Let me know in the comments what you think…I’m not giving much away in this excerpt…sorry ๐Ÿ˜~Rae

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Learning to Grow

.It was a long hike through the trees and the tiny off the grid community of Jawbone Flats, Oregon to Opal Pools. We sat and ate lunch at the spot pictured above and enjoyed the warmth of the day and the feeling of renewal such a day gives.

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Evolving storyline

Our lives are ever evolving storylines. Just like a book, but not as dramatic. Or maybe some lives are more dramatic? I certainly see that in the world around me. Even when our lives are going well, sometimes we focus on the dramatic and forget to stop and enjoy what is good and right. You […]

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New book series and an update…

I am thrilled to announce my newest book in development: Out from the Under: Book one of Bearers and Nobles. This is a dystopian young adult sci-fi story featuring lesbians as the main characters. I’m excited about this series and can’t wait to share more about it with you! Visit my website to see more […]

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Waterfalls and Life

It’s amazing to me how different life feels when I am out in nature. All the BS dissappears. I leave the stress of the daily grind behind and just enjoy the sights and sounds of mother earth. I can sit in wonder for hours watching the water coming over the falls, carving its way through […]

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One year journey

I’m sitting here listening to and doing a final review of my Into the Emerald audiobook. I look back and realize it’s been a little over a year since I started this journey. My life has changed for the better in so many ways.

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Everything needs revision at one time or another.  I’m not just talking about writing here. Your personal friendships and relationships, your daily life, your home, car, and workplace.  Revisions are a way of moving forward regardless of how it takes place. Over the last several weeks, every time I tried to get back into it, […]

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The sense of it all

Have you discovered like I have that sometimes there is no sense in things?  Things happen that we have no control over, yet we still try to find a way to exert it. Our brains make us do this.  We can’t help it.  We can’t let go because that seems like giving up, so we […]

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Love, Not Judgment

Inspiration comes in many forms.ย  Sights and sounds.ย  The wind and the rain.ย  People. How do you find inspiration in troubling times?ย  I ask this question in no way referencing anything political.ย  Yuck. We’ve all been there.ย  Times in your life when you struggle to get through the day so you can move on to […]

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Getting out Into the Emerald

I spent a wonderful morning out in nature yesterday.  I got out Into the Emerald green of the beautiful state that I live in.  A hike, a waterfall, a friend.  Lots and lots of trees along with white clouds and blue skies.  I could not have asked for a more perfect day. Days like this […]

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Making time for writing lately has been a struggle. When I do make the time, it’s exhilarating. Even now as I am making slow and steady progress with my synopsis for my first novel, I feel joy and am encouraged with every little inch of ground. I’m also a realist and know that soon when […]

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Beauty of life

I had some things in mind to talk about today, but they weren’t quite right for this space.  I’m on this personal journey called life trying to focus on the good and beautiful.  It’s hard to do with so much going on in the world. I live in Oregon, a place I moved to in […]

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Events of Life

You know how you can be going through your day, enjoying life and something will come to you that’s painful? A memory or a glimpse of something in the past that you cannot change.  An event that you will never be able to forget? As I’ve been writing lately, there have been many moments like […]

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Connecting and re-connecting

I recently arrived at a place in my life where I can see my past more clearly. It’s taken me a long time to get here. I know more about myself. I’m coming to grips with hard things I had no control over in my life (and some things I do) and putting some of […]

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