Category Archives: Rachel Bukey about writing

Stuck in Query Limbo

I just finished sending off my first batch of query letters for my second mystery novel. Querying, along with losing my-fall-into winter extra pounds was among the things I targeted for January. (I don’t call them resolutions.) Any writer who … Continue reading

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Book Launch Celebration!

Just over a week ago I launched my first mystery novel, Leap of Faith, at The Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle and I’m just now coming down off the high of that awesome dream-come-true experience. Here’s how it played … Continue reading

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Going Public

I’ve spent the last ten years or so quietly writing. First I wrote a mystery novel, then I got an agent, then the mystery novel didn’t sell. Then I felt insecure and didn’t write for a long while. Then I … Continue reading

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Dave Eggers & Maria Semple at Town Hall

On Wednesday night I went to Town Hall to see Dave Eggers and Maria Semple discuss their most recent novels, The Circle and Where’d You Go Bernadette?  The event was a fundraiser for 826 Seattle, a non-profit writing and tutoring … Continue reading

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Ah Spring! Oh Happy Days!

As I sat at my kitchen table sipping coffee and looking out the window this morning I noticed my neighbor’s plum tree had burst into full bloom almost overnight.  I love this tree’s spectacular Spring show  — all cotton candy … Continue reading

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Hot, Juicy Words

This morning, as I sit here wrapped in my cream-colored faux-sheepskin throw (it’s cold in my early-morning office) reading Priscilla Long’s The Writer’s Portable Mentor, a little bird, a finch maybe, small but full-throated and insistent sings me a good … Continue reading

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Margaritaville

Last night I had one of those anxiety dreams – you know the one where you‘re in college and completely forget a deadline.  So, in this dream, I was sitting in the garden courtyard of an unfamiliar but lovely restaurant, … Continue reading

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