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Alan's haunting novel of the AIDS epidemic, As If Death Summoned, was released on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2020, and has won the Foreword INDIES LGBT Book of the Year Award. Watch the book trailer here. Read the reviews here.

Foxglove Moments

Going Out in Style

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Memories out of Season

The power of love ... and cookies

  There is now a call by the conservative group "One Million Moms" for a...Read More...

A Writer's Journal

As If Death Summoned at Oregon Historical Society

  The Oregon Historical Society is promoting As If Death Summoned in their current (June 2022)...Read More...

A Northman's Reveries

Pondering Life, Death, and Other Imponderables

  William Saroyan, author of The Human Comedy, once observed, “Everybody...Read More...

WordFest News

First WordFest of 2023 offers laughter and inspiration for the dark months

First WordFest of 2023 offers laughter and inspiration for the dark months The first WordFest event for 2023 will be on Tuesday, January 10, 6:00-8:00 pm, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1428 22nd Avenue in...Read More

Book Chat Update

January 2023 -- A chat with Jan Bono

January 2023 -- A chat with Jan Bono Long Beach peninsula writer Jan Bono discusses her latest novel, Pen Pals, a departure from her usual cozy mysteries, about...Read More

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