Author Archives: gregorylambpdxauthor

Backpacker’s Secret Spots: One night out in the North Cascades

As a recently retired person who loves hiking with my dog, I decided to take action on a day dream.  The day dream I used to enjoy involved a realization that with perfect weather on the perfect day, I would … Continue reading

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Book Review – Hound of the Sea: Wild Man. Wild Waves. Wild Wisdom by Garrett McNamara

Deserves to Be Read (4 out of 5 Stars) McNamara’s surf memoir is a worthy read if only for the fact that he was the first to conquer surfing a 100 ft wave.  This work chronicles McNamara’s life from childhood … Continue reading

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Book Review – Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan

Exquisitely written – thoughtful, honest, credible, and adventurous When I heard about Mr. Finnegan’s memoir, chronicling his lifetime of surfing adventures intertwined with his journey as a writer, I knew it would be one of the best books I’ve read. … Continue reading

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Re-Read/Review: “Dove” by Robin Lee Graham

I rarely read anything twice – If I am interested in a piece of fiction or a non-fiction work, I’ll take my time while reading so I can deeply digest and reflect on every aspect of content.  While engaging in … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Caught Inside – A Surfer’s Year on the California Coast” by Daniel Duane

Five Stars – Nostalgic – Exquisitely written expose’ on Surfing The book’s description on Amazon was more than enough to convince me to order a copy.  I read the preface as soon as it arrived and wasn’t able to put it … Continue reading

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Indie Author Journey 2016 #2

Last month I posted a short piece introducing the collaborative project I’m involved with as one of the Interesting Authors.  This month, we’ve expanded our reach by establishing the Interesting Authors Blog.  Since each of us already has a personal blog (for me it … Continue reading

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Indie Author Journey – 2016 #1

Previously I’ve dedicated this blog to writing reviews and occasionally praising other artists to include those from the performing arts. This year I’ve decided to include a monthly highlight on my personal journey as an Independent Author. Along with a group … Continue reading

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Best Books of 2015: Top 5 plus honorable mention

As we approach the close of 2015 and with the holiday season well underway, I thought now would be a good time to shout out about the top five books I read this year. Since I didn’t plug a “top … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Boys in the Boat – by Daniel James Brown

Daniel James Brown knew what he was doing before he set out to write this highly entertaining and interesting piece of non-fiction. In fact, for me it will likely go down as the best I’ve read in this decade. In … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Light Between Oceans” by M. L. Stedman

Extraordinary debut novel! Stedman’s debut novel is a compact study in highly charged emotions evoked from strong images of a bygone era. The author’s place descriptions and talent for developing unique voice and perspective drawn from each character’s point of … Continue reading

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