May 2021 Events May 8 – 11-12:45 am. Annual Emma Day. On behalf of the Aurora Colony Museum and my three book series about the amazing Emma Giesy (who helped found what was once the oldest communal colony west of the Mississippi River) I’ll be giving a presentation on Strong Women. Watch via Zoom
April 2021 Story Sparks Praise to the Poets “I have woven parachutes out of everything broken,” wrote Oregon’s first poet laureate William Stafford. Poets are honored this National Poetry Month (as are libraries during National Library week. Wordy — and worthy — celebrations). I love Stafford’s poetry and this short poem especially as he
Tips for Writing Historical Novels Begin with an unanswered question or something strange you want to thoroughly explore – a person, an incident, a time period that intrigues – a story that calls your name and won’t let you go. Don’t write unless you have to. Write one sentence each to answer these questions:
Event name: Tell me a Story an Evening of Live Storytelling. A benefit for The Children's Book Bank. Date: Thursday April 22, 2021 Time: 7:oo pm (PDT) Auction goes live on April 20, 2021 at noon. Join Jane and other celebrities for a Zoom auction raising funds for the children’s Book Bank in Portland.