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Member News: Bill Kroger releases 13 Months In Vietnam

Bill Kroger

Bill Kroger releases 13 MONTHS IN VIETNAM Willamette Writers member Bill Kroger announces the publication of his second novel: 13 Months in Vietnam. It’s about four young men who go to Vietnam in 1963, early in the war before the major shooting began, which sets 13 Months in Vietnam apart from other books that are…

Member News: Chuck Cooper releases Safety Harbor: Keepers of the Light

Chuck Cooper releases Safety Harbor: Keepers of the Light Chuck Cooper announces the release of his new book, Safety Harbor: Keepers of the Light.  Joe is Safety Harbor’s most beloved citizen. Through his gift of simple hospitality for all, and the quiet sharing of his wisdom with those who frequent his diner, he has influenced…

Member News: Michael R. Lane Books Available

Michael R. Lane

Mortal Thoughts and Sandbox by Michael R. Lane As a teenager, Michael R. Lane only wrote when necessary. He had nothing against writing: he was – and is – an avid reader. He simply saw no need to write outside of satisfying his academic requirements. That was before he spent time with poetry. Poetry became his first creative…

Member News: Stephen John Walker Book Release

Stephen John Walker, an award-winning author and former Green Beret,announces the release of his newest book, Hotel San Blas: A Caribbean Quest. About the Book This is a story about a primitive three-room hotel resting atop a coral island on the north coast of Panama—no electricity, no running water, no telephone, and guests must bring their own…

Member News: Linda Atwell Book Release on September 26, 2017

Linda Atwell

Annie Bloom’s welcomes Oregon author Linda Atwell to read from her memoir, Loving Lindsey, on September 26, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. About the Book Linda Atwell and her strong-willed daughter, Lindsey–a high-functioning young adult with intellectual disabilities–have always had a complicated relationship. But when Lindsey graduates from Silverton High School at nineteen and gets a…

Member News: Johnny Scotch Book Release Celebration August 17

Books, comics, music, and more! Come celebrate the launch of “Danger in Bass Clef”, John Dover‘s debut novella in the Johnny Scotch world of Bridge City. Join John at the Starday Tavern, 6517 SE Foster Rd, Portland from 5 PM-8 PM, Aug 17th. “Johnny Scotch never thought that when he met Cass months back, she…