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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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Member News: Leonide Martin’s book Sak K’uk in print

A Mother and Son Fight to Preserve Their Dynasty… Sak K’uk, the strong-willed daughter of Yohl Ik’nal—first Mayan woman ruler—faces rebellious nobles and spiritual crisis in her city following a devastating enemy attack. The sacred portal to the Gods is desecrated, temples and crops destroyed, the ruler killed and the royal family humiliated. With her…

Member News: Micayla Lally’s Debut Novel, Work Of Art, Released

Micayla Lally, Salem local and member of Willamette Writers, is thrilled that her debut novel, A Work Of Art, is being released May 2, available at local bookstores as well as online retailers. The novel is being published by She Writes Press. An unexpected pregnancy throws Julene off her guard, but not more so than…

Heather S. Ransom’s Going Green is a Willamette Writers Success Story

Heather S. Ransom, member of Willamette Writers and a middle school science teacher, is already receiving glowing praise for her debut YA novel, Going Green. Though the novel tackles issues like the debate about GMOs, citizens filming acts of police brutality, and political extremism, it’s also a fun, fast-paced, coming-of-age adventure. Ransom won the Pitch…

Member News: Patricia L. Brooks Participates On Panels at Tucson Festival

Willamette Writers Member, Patricia L. Brooks, an Award-Winning Author, Publishing Consultant and President/Founder of the Scottsdale Society of Women Writers will be speaking on two marketing/public relations panels on Sunday March 12th at the Tucson Festival of Books, University of Arizona Campus. She will also have a booth at the festival for both days, the…

Member News: Deliverance Mary Fields, First African American Woman Star Route Mail Carrier in the United States: A Montana History by Miantae Metcalf McConnell

Willamette Writers member Miantae Metcalf McConnell‘s book Deliverance Mary Fields, First African American Woman Star Route Mail Carrier in the United States: A Montana History was released Sep 20, 2016 and a giveaway for the book is currently available. Emancipated slave, Mary Fields, perseveres to transform the lives of nuns, Indians, homesteaders, and in the process,…

Congratulations, Jennifer Owenby!

The Truth She Knew offers an honest and powerful glimpse into mental illness, the meaning of true love, and the psychological waltz that a daughter dances as she endures her mother’s unpredictable emotions, manipulation, and abuse. Jennifer has been contacted by a Hollywood producer concerning the story. Congratulations, Jennifer! The Truth She Knew is available…

Member Announcement: Benjamin Gorman’s The Digital Storm

One of our Willamette Writers, Benjamin Gorman, has a podcast – The Digital Storm – which retells Shakespeare’s The Tempest as a science fiction story. The show offers some opportunities for Willamette Writers to promote your own writing. Besides sponsoring a show, you can submit to have a character named after you, provide feedback on the…