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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 is a finalist for the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards. Watch the book trailer here. Read the reviews here.

Foxglove Moments

Squirrel Shaming

   He perches on a branch outside my study, staring at me.I know what he...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

On writing about the AIDS epidemic in a time of Covid

My publisher’s attorneys assure me that this is a work of fiction and that all the people in it...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

Two very different mystery writers at May WordFest

Two very different mystery writers at May WordFest The next WordFest on Zoom event will be Tuesday, May 11, 7:00-8:00 pm. Ellie Alexander is the author of the Bakeshop Mystery series, set in Ashland, home...Read More

Book Chat Update

March 2021-Mike Perry on the Lewis & Clark trail

March 2021-Mike Perry on the Lewis & Clark trail Michael Perry‘s excellent series on the Lewis and Clark expedition of 1804-06 that first ran in the Columbia River Reader has now...Read More

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