“Desperado.” Published on the Powell’s blog and in their newsletter. Now on-line at  Or read it on my blog page.

“A Few Things I Know About Ursula.” Nebula Awards Showcase 2004, Vonda N. McIntyre, editor. New York, New York: ROC, 2004.

“Writing In The Shadow,” The Nina Mae Kellogg Lecture. Oregon English Journal. Spring, 1998, Portland, Oregon.

Interview. Talking Up A Storm: Voices of the New West, Gregory L. Morris, editor. Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, 1994.

“Mildred Walker: A Portrait.” The Burnside Reader. Spring, 1995, Portland, Oregon.

“Alice Day Pratt and the Homestead Dream,” Introduction to A Homesteader’s Portfolio by Alice Day Pratt. Corvallis, Oregon: Oregon State University Press, October, 1993.

Reading and Writing Westerns.” Many Faces: An Anthology of Oregon Autobiography, Stephen Dow Beckham, editor. Corvallis, Oregon: Oregon State University Press, Spring, 1993.

 Books I have Reviewed

Painted Horses, by Malcolm Brooks. The Washington Post, August 22, 2014.

Boleto, by Alyson Hagy. The Washington Post, May 29, 2012.

Anthill, by E. O. Wilson.  The Washington Post, April 6, 2010.

Twisted Tree, by Kent Meyers. The Washington Post, October 3, 2009.

The Eleventh Man, by Ivan Doig. The Washington Post, October 19, 2008.

Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout. The Washington Post, June 8, 2008.

 The Labrador Pact, by Matt Haig. The Washington Post, March 2, 2008.

 A Killing in New Town by Kate Horsley. The Oregonian. October 20, 1996, Portland, Oregon.

 “Of Women and the landscape,” The Curlew’s Cry by Mildred Walker, Circle of Women ed. by Kim Barnes and Mary Clearman Blew, and Knowledge of Angels by Jill Paton Walsh). The Oregonian. November 20, 1994, Portland, Oregon.

 One Sweet Quarrel by Deirdre McNamer. The Oregonian. May 1, 1994, Portland, Oregon.

 The Norton Book of Science Fiction ed. by Ursula K. Le Guin and Brian Attebery. Writer’s N.W. Winter, 1993, Hillsboro, Oregon.

 The Living by Annie Dillard. The Washington Post Book World. May 3, 1992, Washington, D.C.

Children of the River by Linda Crew. Calyx: A Journal of Art and Literature by Women. Summer, 1990, Corvallis, Oregon.