Linda Maye Adams

Tag Archives: California

Alien Traps (Short Story)


Thirty years ago, Lily Chun saw a UFO in the desert and the memory disappeared into a child’s fantasies. But after a dream called to her, she’s back out to the same place, drawn by the emptiness of the life she’s abandoned. A chance meeting with a stranger convinces her that maybe there’s a reason …

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The Sea Listens (short story)


Voices in the fog call to war veteran Meredith Talmadge. Those voices drew her grandfather into the sea to his death. What did he hear in the voices? Meredith needs to solve the mystery, and to do that, she has to face the fog. But now those voices want her, and what they seek will …

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79th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge


The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco first opened in 1937.  This is article of the map from Popular Mechanics in 1931, showing both a drawing of the towers and maps of the area.  It must have been amazing to see it being built then! My grandparents lived in Marin County, which was on the …

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Massive Landslide in California


When I was growing up, we would drive from Los Angeles to Morro Bay, which is a coastal town in Central California, stay a day, and then head onto San Francisco.  My grandparents lived in San Francisco at the time, but later moved to Morro Bay. Our trip took us on Highway 101, which had …

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Weird Typos and Other Distractions


Dena Wesley Smith has a post up today about typos.  In this case, it’s what every blogger has probably experienced–someone zooming in to inform us that they caught us in a typo. You have sinned!  You made a typo! I don’t know what it is about typos, but they bring out the worst in people. …

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Baby Dolls & Aliens


    It’s the summer of 1976, when California is hot and dry, and Jenny is watching her mother wither away with the heat. Jenny tries to retreat to her backyard on a imaginary safari or a journey on the prairie.  But even dolls on adventures aren’t enough when the world is unraveling around her. Available …

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The Magic of First Experiences


We always get a day like today in Washington DC once fall sets in for a stay. The sky goes very blue, and the winds start up, scattering brown leaves all over the streets. I usually have to stop visiting any parks at this point because there are so many leaves on the ground that …

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Snuffled by a Dragon and Other Summer Activities


So far, most of my summer has been marked by the high humidity of Washington, DC, and the accompanying thunderstorms. It’s like the air gets so full of humidity that it has to pour rain. We had a monster thunderstorm come through on the heels of Hurricane Bill and there was something like ten tornado …

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10 Quirky Things About Me


This was inspired by a post from Patty over on Homemaker’s Daily. If I wake up and look at the clock to check the time, I’m awake — a problem if it’s too early. So if I wake up, I’ve been working on breaking the habit of glancing at the clock. It doesn’t matter to …

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Morro Strand: Building the Story 1


I thought I’d do a series on my writing process as I write Murder on Morro Strand. I had someone say to me she couldn’t figure out how I wrote a book without even knowing how it’s supposed to end. Another writer thought that because I don’t use plot points or structure techniques (both outlining …

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