Book Trek: I am Princess X

This Trek was a birthday present for my 12-year-old daughter. I am Princess X, by Cherie Priest, is one of her favorite books. One she loved so much, that she begged me relentlessly for weeks to read it. When at last I finally agreed to read the book, my only regret was not doing so… Continue reading Book Trek: I am Princess X


Magus Books

I love bookstores; especially those wonderful little hole-in-the-wall places that you hear about from a friendly local, or even better yet, that you just stumble across when you aren’t even looking for them. Magus Books is one of those places. Housed in an old brick building, that is covered in ivy, and has the uneven… Continue reading Magus Books

Seattle – in Two Bookstores and a Library, a guest post for Authentic Luxury Travel

Recently, I was invited to write a guest post for Authentic Luxury Travel, a website that actively strives to connect travelers with local culture and off the beaten path authentic experiences. In the invitation, Ms. Hansen suggested that I might introduce readers to some of my favorite bookstores here in the Emerald City. However, with a… Continue reading Seattle – in Two Bookstores and a Library, a guest post for Authentic Luxury Travel

An Evening with Neil Gaiman

Sometimes writing can be the easiest thing in the world. You sit down and the words just come to you, almost as if you are transcribing a dictation from someone or somewhere else. This is not one of those times. In fact it isn’t even close. But at least according to Neil Gaiman, “This is… Continue reading An Evening with Neil Gaiman

A Trek to the Suzzallo Library

Given that in my life, thus far, I have spent most of my free time that wasn’t spent scribbling in a notebook, either peering off over the horizon wondering about what things were like in far off distant places or with my nose deeply buried in a book trying hard to immerse myself in the… Continue reading A Trek to the Suzzallo Library