Maupin, Oregon
Maupin, Oregon

The Deschutes River Canyon

Maupin, Oregon
Maupin, Oregon

Deschutes River

Maupin, Oregon
Maupin, Oregon

Sunset under the Deschutes River Bridge

Maupin, Oregon
Maupin, Oregon

The Deschutes River Canyon

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On my desk now

I'm currently working on a thriller set along the Deschutes River in Central Oregon. 

These are photos of my setting and how I immerse myself into my story so I can write it---and how my children happily come along with me. 

I have researched my setting from land, river, dive bar, hotel, cabin, tent, and air. If they had passenger trains on the tracks, I would love to do that too! 

Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, Hood River, Oregon
Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, Hood River, Oregon

Getting the opportunity to explore a Waco 9

Flying Over Sisters, Oregon
Flying Over Sisters, Oregon

Flying over Sisters on the way to Sunriver Airport.

Christmas Tamales
Christmas Tamales

Making our annual Christmas Tamales

Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, Hood River, Oregon
Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, Hood River, Oregon

Getting the opportunity to explore a Waco 9

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In the Wings

While writing this historical fiction novel, which is set in Southern California from 1926-1929, I learned all about the citrus industry and early aviation. I even got to learn how to fly a bit. I flew in a stick and rudder plane as well as in an old Ford Trimotor.