Monthly Archives: February 2012

February’s Non-words

Here are the non-words for February. febrfy v. to reduce by 2/30ths. 1 Feb. punxatognostication, n. (PUNK-suh-TOG-nos-TIK-a -SHUN) prediction made by a groundhog (Punxsutawney + prognostication). 2 Feb epic-cure, n. behavior modification for those who overuse the adjective “epic”. 3 … Continue reading

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Joe Petersen, Hampton Sides, Robert Dugoni, and more

Whew. I’ve finally recovered from the cold that’s been going around. All the Nyquil, cough drops and humidifier stuff is put away. So now I’m looking forward to some upcoming literary events. Today is the celebration of the Ashland Public … Continue reading

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More on Day One and its staccato structure

In this clip from Ashland Mystery, Portland’s Bill Cameron talks about the structure of his novel Day One and how he balanced two the critical moments in his story by using shifting the action back and forth in time.

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An Interview with Editor Pat Brewer

Ashland’s Pat Brewer is owner of Patricia Brewer Editorial Services, which she began in 1999. Previously she was Editorial Production Manager at Wadsworth Publishing and worked as a Production Editor at W. H. Freeman, Canfield Press, and Houghton Mifflin. She … Continue reading

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An Interview with Michael Niemann

Michael Niemann grew up in western Germany and studied at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität in Bonn, Germany, and at the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver where he received a PhD in International Studies. A specialist … Continue reading

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Bill Cameron’s Accidental Series

When is a series not a series? Bill Cameron explains how his novels–Lost Dog, Chasing Smoke, Day One, and County Line–have moved back and forth around an ensemble of central characters.

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An Interview with Courtney Pondelick

Courtney Pondelick is a Grants Pass native and a 2011 honors program graduate of Southern Oregon University. She’s worked as a manager at Bluestone Bakery, a student orientation leader, a journalist for the Siskiyou newspaper and the online magazine Cognito. … Continue reading

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