Kristina’s Blog

Kristina’s Blog

Scotland in September

My ancestors moved relentlessly west across North America, my father's parents from Eastern Europe at the beginning of the 20th century, my mother's predecessors from Scotland in the early 1700s. The only "roots" I experienced were several family generations in the...

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Writing (Almost) Everywhere in August

A reader recently asked, "Where do you write your novels?" One answer is, "Wherever I happen to be." On these perfect Central Oregon summer days, that's often outside, in my garden.  Right now it's definitely not at my desk, where all the space not occupied by my...

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For You, Summer Reading Fun

Yes! From Here to Argentina: A Tango Love Story is a perfect beach read, or hammock-in-the-garden read, or airplane getaway read. Reading my novella to the audience at Grassroots Books in Corvallis in May was fun, too, including the tango dancing upstairs...

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The Scene at Dudley’s Bookshop and Cafe

Big thanks to the writers, readers and tango dancers who made the trek through a late February snowstorm, some from as far away as Humboldt County, California, for our Sunday afternoon reading at wonderful Dudley's in downtown Bend. And thanks to Tyler Haas and Emma...

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Join Us at Dudley’s February 25th

  Tango, Romance, Life-or-Death Drama, and a Little Noir!  If you missed my October reading at Roundabout Books in NW Crossing, I'd love to see you in downtown Bend at Dudley's Bookshop and Cafe, 3:00 Sunday afternoon, February 25th. I'll be reading excerpts...

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Happy New (Tango) Year!

Have you always (ever?) wanted to learn to dance tango? This is your year in Bend! Besides our inspiring and dynamic Wednesday evening teachers, Tyler Haas and Emma James, Tango Aficionados of Bend are welcoming internationally respected Argentine Social Tango...

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Oh (Tango In) Canada

Back in January 2017, still reeling from our U.S. election results, I posted my intention to visit Canada, after a long absence, for a fresh perspective. In December, I finally made it to Victoria, B.C. on Vancouver Island, in two short flying hops from Bend via...

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Reading At Roundabout Books

Reading From Here to Argentina: A Tango Love Story at Roundabout Books in Bend's NW Crossing Friday evening was a joy. I love reading to a live audience and meeting other writers and readers.  Thanks to Cassie of Roundabout Books for all she does to...

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From Here to Argentina: A Tango Love Story

My new book, From Here to Argentina: A Tango Love Story, began with my dreaming a song I'd never heard before. It played in my memory when I forgot the dream itself."Odd," I thought. "Who would sing a song like that?" Fictional characters, in my writing experience,...

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Artist and Author of From Here to Argentina: A Tango Love Story, Nowever and Cold Mirage.

Author photos by Jill Rosell