Read my award-winning debut novel, Year of the Amphibian.

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IndieReader Discovery Awards 2019:
- Winner, Best First Book
"A timeless, beautifully written coming-of-age story about transformation and self-acceptance." - 5/5 stars (read full review)
Eric Hoffer Awards 2019:
- Finalist, Fiction
Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2019:
- Finalist, General Fiction / Novel (over 80,000 words)
- Finalist, First Novel (over 90,000 words)

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~ Journal 26 ~

The shifting colors of this music are vividly revealed here (mostly by the playing but in part by the beautiful-sounding instrument). This is Aline Piboule's first solo album, but instead of boring us with yet another heap of tepidly-played Chopin she has chosen two composers close t...

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There is plenty of raw honey to be found in the Seattle area, if you know where to look. Rather unfortunately, it’s harder to get your hands on fresh, local raw honey than it is to find imported honeys from around the world. You need to haunt the farmers markets, since few major stores stock honey f...

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A number of small operations produce honey from hives placed within the Seattle metropolitan area. If you think city honey won't be interesting, think again: people have planted all kinds of random things from around the world, and that's reflected in the honey. There are fewer local apiaries now th...

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On the way up to Okanogan during my recent “honey foraging trip”, I stopped at quite a few fruit stands, since many stands in those parts seemed to carry local honey and I didn’t want to miss anything. One such stand had a few jars left from Otto’s Honey. The fruit stand owner was nice enough to dig...

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I came across honeys from this apiary when I was stopping over in Twisp, WA before a backpacking trip. At the local natural foods store, a whole shelf gleamed with Cougar Canyon honeys, each enticingly hand-labeled with the place the bees sat and the date of extraction, such as “Fox Mountain, 7/18”....

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