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Shirley Plummer’s the task of falling rain Available

Turnstone Books of Oregon, LLC is proud to announce the release of Shirley A. Plummer’s debut collection of poems, the task of falling rain.Plummer is a native of Oregon, born, raised and schooled in Salem in the Willamette Valley. After living and working in many different places at nearly as many different jobs, in 2007…

Patricia Brooks’ Memoir “Three Husbands and a Thousand Boyfriend’s” Available

Patricia L. Brooks, WW member and Scottsdale, AZ resident, is an award winning memoirist. She recently launched her second memoir entitled Three Husbands and a Thousand Boyfriends. Her much anticipated survival story of domestic violence, love addiction, and post-traumatic stress is receiving critical acclaim. Patricia is president/founder of the highly successful Scottsdale Society of Women…

Tricia Knoll’s Ocean’s Laughter Available

Tricia Knoll’s Ocean’s Laughter, a collection of lyric and eco-poetry about change over time in Manzanita, Oregon, represents a 25-year history with this small coastal town. Ocean’s Laughter (Aldrich Press, 2016) is now available on Amazon, at Cloud & Leaf Bookstore in Manzanita and Another Read Through in Portland. For reviews by Naomi Shihab Nye,…

Tim Hicks Book Signing February 4th at Another Read Through

Tim Hicks will be reading from his new novel, Last Stop Before Tomorrow, in Portland at Another Read Through (3932 N. Mississippi Ave.) Thursday, February 4th at 7:00 p.m. The novel tackles the subject of climate change. Some unsolicited responses to the novel… Long time since I have read a book where the language and…

Leigh Goodison Hosts Book Launch 1/16

Leigh Goodison (pen name for Leona Grieve, Managing Editor of The Willamette Writer) cordially invites the Willamette Writer membership to the official book launch of her thriller, The Jigsaw Man, Saturday, January 16th, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Vintage Books, 6613 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661 http://www.vintage-books.com Leigh will also be signing…

Carolyn J. Rose’s NO SUBSTITUTE FOR MISTAKES Available

Carolyn J. Rose’s NO SUBSTITUTE FOR MISTAKES, the 5th book in the Subbing isn’t for Sissies series, is now available on Amazon. When substitute teacher Barbara Reed agrees to fill in for an instructor at a juvenile detention facility, she fears it’s a huge mistake. The job is stressful and confining. But Barb needs a…

Alaina Smith Featured in Be Grateful

Alaina Smith is pleased to share that five of her short writings about gratitude were among those chosen to be featured in Portland Mall Management Inc.’s “Be Grateful” event. “Be Grateful” starts at noon on 11/16/15, downtown, but the signs with phrases about gratitude will likely stay up until November ends. You’ll find the signs…

Tim Hicks’ Last Stop Before Tomorrow Signing 11/28 in Eugene

Tim Hicks’ new novel, Last Stop Before Tomorrow, is now available (eBook and paper) wherever you buy your books. For those in or near enough to Eugene, Tim will host a book launch party at Tsunami Books in Eugene, (2585 Willamette St.), on Saturday, Nov. 28th at 5:00 p.m., during which he’ll talk about the…