Thoughts, News, Rants and Other Orcutt Writings for Readers

The Writer with the Master Number Clears the Deck

Two years ago, when I released the 3rd Dakota Stevens installment, I read one of those rare books that gave…

Only Have Time for Essentials

“At 46 one must be a miser; only have time for essentials.” — Virginia Woolf, diary, 3/22/1928 I stumbled upon…

Why This 2016 Writer is Going to the Woods

When Henry David Thoreau went to the woods by Walden Pond in Concord, Mass. in 1845, he had his own,…

A Lovely Authors’ Luncheon with the Junior League of Poughkeepsie

Today I attended an Authors’ Luncheon hosted by the Junior League of Poughkeepsie. The luncheon was a benefit to raise…

Out with the Old, In with the New

A New Year demands new writing projects and a new workspace. And since I’m a writer who is deeply inspired…

A REAL PIECE OF WORK — NOW ONLY 99¢!

Today I decided to price A Real Piece of Work, the 1st novel in my critically acclaimed Dakota Stevens Mystery…