Bend Businesses Love “Bend, Oregon Daycations”



Thanks, Bend!

I have been thrilled by the local support for my newest book, “Bend, Oregon Daycations: Day Trips for Curious Families.”

Local businesses have sold over 1200 copies since the book’s launch date, last October 1. Wow!

It’s not too late to shop local and get your copy to squeeze in a few more day trips this late summer and early fall.

Here’s a list of the wonderful places in and around Bend to buy your copy as well as a cup of coffee, tee shirt, ice cream cone, and more.

Barnes and Noble, Bend

Dudley’s Bookshop, downtown Bend

​Roundabout Books, Bend

Bluebird Coffee, downtown Bend

Visit Bend, downtown Bend

Baskin Robbins, Bend

The High Desert Museum, Bend

Strictly Organic, Bend

​Newport Market, Bend

Herringbone Books, Redmond

Powell’s City of Books, Portland

Raganelli’s Pizza, Tumalo

Paulina Springs Books, Sisters

LaPine Visitors Center, LaPine

​Brasada Ranch General Store, Brasada Ranch

Camp Sherman Store, Camp Sherman

Clementine, downtown Bend

Hello Sunshine! Old Mill District, Bend

 

Applegate Valley in Travel Oregon



Here is my story about cycling and wine tasting in the Applegate Valley. Such a beautiful place!

Pedal and Sip in the Applegate Valley

 

Bend, Oregon Daycations on AM Northwest



Spring is coming – I promise! I’ll be on KATU’s AM Northwest this Wednesday, March 1, 9 a.m. to talk about incredible Oregon day trips to celebrate spring.

Each is from my newest book, “Bend, Oregon Daycations: Day Trips for Curious Families.” www.benddaycations.com

See ya from the telly!

 

A Magic Gift in Horizon Air Magazine



dsc_0046-1My essay A Magic Gift is in Horizon Air Magazine this month.

This one was interesting for me. It’s very personal, but much of my work is. It involved writing about the rather delicate topic of Santa Claus for a mixed-age audience, but I managed that (hopefully). The real challenge with this one was that it raised questions for me about how I include my children and their lives in my work. This concept has changed for me significantly as they’ve grown, and will continue to, I am sure.

In other words, this is the first of my essays ever for which I sought approval from an 11-year-old before releasing it to publication. After all, it’s her story more than mine. She gave me a big thumb’s up. Thanks, Libby. You amaze me every single day.

By the way, the essay is about a little girl, Santa Claus, and a magic wand. But really it’s about love.

Happy Holidays to you all, and may you listen hard to what your heart is trying to tell you and spread every bit of magic that you can.

A Magic Gift

 

Central Oregon Daily



Bend Daycations_FINAL copy lo resHey Bend, I’ll be on Central Oregon Daily today talking about “Bend, Oregon Daycations: Day Trips for Curious Families.”
 
Channel 9, 3 p.m. LIVE
 
Wave at the TV and I’ll wave back!
 
I’ll post the link here, if they put it online after.
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