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

Major Breakthrough in Human-Raccoon Relations

  YES! After weeks of cautious, tentative behavior, the raccoon has finally...Read More...

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

WordFest celebrates storytelling through film

WordFest celebrates storytelling through film WordFest will meet on Tuesday, August 9, 6:00-8:00 pm, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1428 22nd Avenue in Longview. Filmmaker Ron Walker of...Read More

Book Chat Update

April 2022 -- A Chat with Elaine Cockrell

April 2022 -- A Chat with Elaine Cockrell Elaine Cockrell discusses her historical novel, A Shrug of the Shoulders, which tells the story of Japanese Americans who were...Read More

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