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books set in Oregon

Living by the Water

  My mystery and suspense novels are set in the Pacific Northwest, which is home to mountains, micro-brews, and massive amounts of …

Thoughts on writing

  Hey, I got tagged! A week ago, I got “tagged” by mystery author Bill Cameron. He invited me to participate in …

Cape Disappointment by Christine Finlayson

Research is too much fun

Quite honestly, I’ve been enjoying the research for my new book a bit too much. How could I not, when it involves …

Lost your creativity? Get it back!

Today, Lois Winston (a mystery author and crafter extraordinaire) hosts me on her blog, Killer Crafts and Crafty Killers. My guest post, Where …

Author, Author interview

I had the pleasure last December of meeting Ed Goldberg, a radio host for KQAC All Classical Portland. He’s a mystery author …

Turning Spoons into Bugs

I may have discovered a new obsession: bug art created from table utensils. No kidding. Check out this awesome Spoon Bug from …

Newport, Oregon coast, sleeping sea lions, sea lions, Tip of a Bone

August Scenes from Newport

In late August, just before the publication date for Tip of a Bone, I traveled to Newport to attend the Willamette Writers Coast …