Front yard and photo by Brad Huff
Welcome to
 the Writing Life
The love of words,
how they come unbidden then
the puzzle of how best to put them together,
the joy of polishing them on the page,
defines living the word...
the power of words.
“The Frugal Writer”
I spare my words;
I spare my ink,
but spoil myself
with time to think.
  1. Books at Amazon
    Get Rich,Stay Rich; Processing Loss Workbook; Housekeeping; Making Mud Angels: Winning Strategies for Tough Times; The Perks of Aging, Fifty Shades of Graying: Love, Romance, & Sex After Fifty; Kitten Love: The Trilogy; Last Duets; The Soloists, Successful Risk Taker, and Gratitude.
  2. Blogs
    I opened my blog to contributions about the joys of getting older, and that turned into an eBook of the same name--Fifty Shades of Graying: Love, Romance, and Sex After Fifty. My new writing blog will be used in the same way. Submit to my next eBook at
  3. Classes
    I teach a full spectrum of onsite and online writing classes, including how to improve skills, how to master specific genres like Novel Writing or Humor, and how to market and sell written works. Request a current flyer each quarter at [email protected]
  4. Website Host
    At Northwest Prime Time, I accept submissions of poems for Poetry Corner and stories, poems, or essays for Sharing Stories, a segment on the LOCAL page of the publication's website. Send work to be considered to [email protected]
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Classes, Groups, and Workshops
  1. You're in Charge: PODs, Blogs, & eBooks @ Everett CC
    3/10 10am to 2pm Saturday
    Learn about digital publishing. Tips and resources help students spend little, earn well. Call Walla Walla Community College 509-527-4331 to register. This class is at the 500 Tausick Way location in Walla Walla.
  2. Get Rich, $tay Rich at Shoreline Community College
    3/17 10am to 2pm Saturday
    Get Rich, $tay Rich Make money your friend & servant. Learn simple ways to become the richest person you know. This easy class is a step-by-step guide to bettering your life & circumstances—a Money Makeover. Wealth is within your grasp. . Call 206-533-6706 to register. $9.30 HUGE BARGAIN for TEN class hours!!!
  3. Ongoing Writing Classes at Senior Centers
    Winter Senior Center Classes Ten sessions per quarter
    Come work on any project or just hear and share stories. Start dates: Shoreline Sr Ctr (Tuesdays 10-noon) 1/16, Mountlake Terrace (Wednesdays 10-noon) 1/17, Greenwood (Thursdays 1:15-3:15 pm) 1/18, Edmonds (Fridays 1-3pm) 1/12. YES, Edmonds starts first. Groups always have some people working on publishing things and some who are not. I always provide topics for those who don't have them. Attendance is on a drop-in basis. Email for further info: [email protected] .