Does the Fountain of Youth Exist?

For my latest article in Bainbridge Island Magazine, I had a wonderful time interviewing Bainbridge Island seniors who “keep on, keepin’ on.” What did I learn about staying youthful well into your 90s? You’ll have to read the article to find out!

Winter-time Fun in Anacortes, WA

It is winter in Western Washington, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be trapped indoors on your Fidalgo Island getaway. In fact, Anacortes is in the “Banana Belt” and receives less rainfall than Seattle and has around 23 more days per year of sunshine. Depending on what type of island adventure you want, you can fish…

Meet Whidbey Island Authors

There are lots of quotes about books and reading them, but not many about authors. As a avid reader myself, I often get so lost in the story that I forget the writer slaved over each word.

North Whidbey Community Harvest Thanksgiving Dinner

Each year, North Whidbey Community Harvest Thanksgiving Dinner serves up three types of turkeys, ham, and all the Thanksgiving dinner fixings. It’s open to everyone and its free. Read more at “Fun Day and a Free Meal at North Whidbey Community Harvest Thanksgiving Dinner,” at Whidbey Life Magazine.

Experience a Family Run Farm at 3 Sisters “Farm Day”

Pigs at 3 Sisters Family Farm Have you ever wanted to see a working farm? Or learn how a sustainable farm operates? Maybe even try a juicy 3 Sisters burger? July 18th is your chance. 3 Sisters Family Farm is hosting “Farm Day” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free with goodies and products for purchase….

Travel, Culture and Lasting Friendships

Have you ever daydreamed of being immersed in a different culture? Maybe learning a new language or tasting traditional food? The Anacortes Sister Cities Association is all about broadening cultural horizons and experiencing “everyday living” with its Sister Cities. Anacortes is one of sixteen cities in Washington State that are part of Sister Cities International….

“Aerie” Has Landed

“Aerie” by Merrillee Moore will be installed at the end of the January in Anacortes’s Commercial Avenue roundabout. The eighteen foot sculpture sculpture with its strong stainless steel lines that form an eagle’s nest will add a unique and welcoming architecture to its coastal landscape. Read more in my article “The Eagle Has Landed” in the Anacortes Scene.

Four Questions: PNW Blog Tour

Thank you Samantha Claire Updegrave for tagging me on the Four Questions: PNW Blog Tour!   What am I working on? I always seem to have one big and a few minor writing projects going on at the same time. The big project is my Young Adult novel about an orphaned girl who was born without…

Music in Anacortes #festivals #summerconcerts #thelonelyforest

Music in Anacortes Music is part of Anacortes culture. We even have our own famous band – The Lonely Forest.  Music lovers are drawn here to experience the scene that isn’t as sleepy as our size suggests.  The Brown Lantern, Rockfish and H2O, have regular gigs and on the weekends the streets flux with sound. During the…

Golden Nuggests ~ Words I Was Meant to Hear Day 8~ #WW #amwriting

Golden Nuggets Words I Was Meant to Hear ~ Day 8   Lori May “Set realistic goals” SMART goals – S=Specific  M=Measurable  A=Achievable  R=Realistic  T=Timed Create a list of your “One Year Goals” and in a second column make a list of what it will take realistically to accomplish them. Ex. If you goal is…

Words I Was Meant to Hear Day 7 #ww #writing

Golden Nuggets Words I Was Meant to Hear ~ Day 7   Lori May “You selling your book is about making connections with people” When branding yourself think out of the box. Think about who your audience is, where they go and ways you can connect with them. Susan Fletcher “transfer emotion so reader will…