Lucy (her real name) is the blond pup in this photo. We do look a bit alike — big chest, strong, thin legs, blond, *tucking the grey at my temples behind my ears* , what else? Soulful brown eyes (mine are green), a patch of white on our chins . . hey, wait a minute.

Her writing muse lurks in the volcanic hills amidst mustangs, marmots and jackalopes. While hiking with her dogs, Ann stumbles upon stories of dark humor.

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