Book release: Under the Influence of Tall Trees

Check out my new book, Under the Influence of Tall Trees, which offers a quirky look at the challenges of finding my true work, family and home in the Pacific Northwest. Under the Influence of Tall Trees is available at Broadway Books (

I will read from Under the Influence of Tall Trees: Humorous Tales From a Pacific Northwest Writer on Tuesday, November 18, 7 p.m., at Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway, Portland, Oregon. (, 503-284-1712). Free event. Please join me.

If you're looking for funny short essays on work, family, home and Pacific Northwest destinations and oddities, you'll find them in Under the Influence of Tall Trees. I cover everything from the miracle of birth to my failure as a gardener, all in my trademark Nancy Woods style. As I say in the book, "I enjoy being funny. It feels so good to let it all out -- like a sneeze only less wet."

Under the Influence of Tall Trees will clue you in about things like The Other Phone Company, my life as an oyster-chef groupie, the challenges of finding the perfect dancing dress for my young daughter and the real cause of Lewis and Clark’s problems.

And don't forget about my other book, Hooked on Antifreeze: True Tales About Loving and Leaving Alaska.

Quirkily yours,


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