Maupin, Oregon
Maupin, Oregon

The Deschutes River Canyon

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Maupin, Oregon
Maupin, Oregon

Deschutes River

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Maupin, Oregon
Maupin, Oregon

Sunset under the Deschutes River Bridge

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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

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Flying Over Sisters, Oregon
Flying Over Sisters, Oregon

Flying over Sisters on the way to Sunriver Airport.

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Christmas Tamales
Christmas Tamales

Making our annual Christmas Tamales

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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.