Living by the Water


DeschutesSkinny1My mystery and suspense novels are set in the Pacific Northwest, which is home to mountains, micro-brews, and massive amounts of water… including rivers, lakes, streams, waterfalls, rain, snow, and the mighty Pacific ocean. It may take coffee to survive Oregon’s eight months of “liquid sunshine,” but our bountiful water is also worth celebrating. Here are a few of my favorite spots around the state:

Newport, Oregon coast, Yaquina Bay Bridge, sunset, Tip of a BoneYaquina Bay makes a cameo appearance in my first novel, which was set in Newport.

oregonshoresThe southern Oregon coast: Shore Acres near Coos Bay (gorgeous and desolate)

Deschutes River improvedI’ll always have a soft spot for the Deschutes River (shown here at Sunriver)

waterfall 6 copyright C FinlaysonThe most visited waterfall in Oregon: Multnomah Falls in the Columbia Gorge

FB nov mossy forestThe quiet, mossy forest along the McKenzie River Trail

Columbia Slough, OregonCanoeing the Columbia Slough at dusk (the setting for River of Broken Glass )
target beach 2Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock

beach 2015A beautiful beach sunset in Lincoln City