I’m back from Oskaloosa,

3/9/09 — I’m back from Oskaloosa, Iowa, where I spoke at a young author’s conference March 5th and 6th. A great event, it was put on by dedicated educators, and attended by over 1,000 aspiring writers. On top it that, it was a balmy, unseasonable 74 degrees on Thursday — a taste of summer.

In contrast, back here in the Northwest, my wife Debbie, daughter Amy, and her boyfriend, Alex, all went skiing yesterday, and enjoyed knee-deep powder and full-on winter! That’s me below, excited to sample the great snow at Willamette Pass, Oregon.

Today it’s back to work on the revisions of STORM MOUNTAIN, and the second draft of ATTACK OF THE MUTANT UNDERWEAR: TAKE TWO. Talk about contrasts . . .