is an Oregon author whose work, both fiction and nonfiction, has been published widely over the last three decades in newspapers, magazines and literary quarterlies, including Orion, The Sun, and Zyzzyva. Her book Up All Night, a portrait of Portland, Oregon, told through the stories of 23 people who work graveyard shift, was selected by both the Oregonian and the Statesman-Journal as one of the Ten Best Regional Books of 2004.
Like all cocktails, the martini, composed essentially of gin and a few drops of Noilly Prat, seems to have been an American invention. Connoisseurs who like their martinis very dry suggest simply allowing a ray of sunlight to shine through a bottle of Noilly Prat before it hits the bottle of gin.
---From My Last Sigh: The Autobiography of Luis Buñuel