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Our Email Newsletter, WW Dispatch, includes news about our members’ writing and events. The Dispatch mailing list reaches over 4,000 subscribers and comes out 3-5 times a month.

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Connie King Leonard Novel Cover Art Released

The cover art was released for the upcoming novel SLEEPING IN MY JEANS by Willamette Writers member Connie King Leonard. The debut young adult novel paints a raw, honest portrayal of teenage homelessness and resiliency in the face of insurmountable odds. With an estimated 21,000 homeless students in the Oregon school system this year alone, Sleeping…

Member News: Jacqueline Lindenfeld’s novel published

Jacqueline Lindenfeld

This contemporary novel by Jacqueline Lindenfeld (a Willamette Writers member) has just been released bythe publisher. It is a work of fiction with historical flashbacks on the French Canadians who were the first permanent settlers in northwestern Oregon in the early 19th century. The author, a French American writer, published a first novel in France.…

Member News: Paul Fattig Published MADSTONE

Paul Fattig Published Madstone

“Madstone,” a true tale about two World War I and conscientious objectors who retreated to the southwest Oregon mountains to avoid the military draft, has just been published by Hellgate Press of Ashland. Written by Paul Fattig, a retired journalist, the book captures the trials and tribulations faced by the two men and brings to…

Member News: Cynthia Pappas Published homespun

Cynthia Pappas Published homespun

Cynthia Pappas has published “homespun”, a collection of essays about the simple fabric of life, including gardening, parenting, sewing, empty-nesting, friendship and learning to farm. “Pappas’ stories will warm your heart… make you laugh and cry, and leave you wondering how one person can have the zest and courage to delve so deeply into so…

Member News: Sharleen Nelson Published THE TIME TOURISTS 

Sharleen Nelson - Time Tourists

The Time Tourists, a new novel by Sharleen Nelson, is a rollicking adventure featuring a strong female heroine with a very special ability–she can travel into photos from the past! Follow her as she bops around time solving hippie-era mysteries, flirts in the button-up turn-of-the-century (not the recent one), and juggles a boyfriend, cat, and…

Member News: Crooked Grow the Trees by Carmel Hanes

Member News CROOKED GROW THE TREES

Carmel Hanes announces the release of Crooked Grow the Trees. Congratulations, Carmel! Here is the announcement: • Mass shootings • Prisons and detention centers at capacity • Students expelled in elementary school • Adults polarized in contentious ideological debates How did we get here? As a school psychologist I worked for over thirty years in…

Member News: DEBRIEFING THE DEAD by Kerry Blaisdell Released

DEBRIEFING THE DEAD by Kerry Blaisdell Available May 7, 2018 from The Wild Rose Press (bit.ly/DebriefingTheDead)! “Hyacinth Finch has got one foot in the grave, the other kicking ass.” The Dead Series Book 1 The only thing Hyacinth wants is her life back. Literally. She and her sister were murdered by Demons, leaving her young…

Member News: Gretchen Van Lente Just Published Hydrophilica

Living in the thin strip that is Malibu, with celebrities on one side of the highway, and the wilderness of The Foothill Mountains on the other side, a young woman suffers cognitive dissonance. She hallucinates in order to pursue a more comfortable, less confusing life—as a rapacious swamp monster devoid of conscience. But as civilization…

Member News: New Release: DEBRIEFING THE DEAD by Kerry Blaisdell

DEBRIEFING THE DEAD by Kerry BlaisdellAvailable May 7, 2018 from The Wild Rose Press (bit.ly/DebriefingTheDead)!”Hyacinth Finch has got one foot in the grave, the other kicking ass.” The Dead Series Book 1 The only thing Hyacinth wants is her life back. Literally. She and her sister were murdered by Demons, leaving her young nephew, Geordi,…

Member News: Free Seminars for Writers

Caroline Miller presents the second summer season for free workshops for writers held over a series of Saturdays, between 2-3 p.m. at Another Read Though Book Store, 3932 N. Mississippi Ave in Portland. Attend one or all. Preregister: Elisa@AnotherReadThrough.com. Sessions : May 12, Joanne McCall. Public Relations Specialist – “How to get media attention for your…