Write Here Write Now Authors

Maren Bradley Anderson is a writer, teacher, and alpaca rancher in Oregon.  She teaches English at Western Oregon University. She fills her days caring for alpacas, playing with her kids, and reading books that make her laugh. She has written two plays for the Apple Box Children’s Theater, and her writing has appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, Alpacas Magazine, and The Timberline Review. Her novels Sparks (July 2019), Fuzzy Logic and Closing the Store are available online and through your local bookstore—just ask them to order them for you. 

Mikko Azul is a crafter of epic fantasy. Her debut novel, Askari, won a Moonbeam Children’s Book Award and took first place at the San Francisco Writer’s Conference. Her most recent novel, The Staff of Fire and Bone, was released in 2018 as part of Not A Pipe Publishing’s Year of Publishing Women. Mikko was raised in the Pacific Northwest. She spent her senior year abroad as an exchange student, then joined the United States Marine Corps and served in the 1980’s, then traveled to Alaska to work on a catcher/processor boat out of Dutch Harbor. Returning home, she took up SCUBA diving, hiking and Kung Fu. She now lives on the shores of Puget Sound with her three children.

Sage Cohen is the author of FIERCE ON THE PAGE, THE PRODUCTIVE WRITER, and WRITING THE LIFE POETIC all from Writer’s Digest Books and the poetry collection LIKE THE HEART, THE WORLD. Since founding Sage Cohen Global in 1997, she develops communication solutions that help people and businesses change the conversation. Visit Sage at sagecohen.com.

Sarina Dorie has sold over 150 short stories to markets like Analog, Daily Science Fiction, Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Orson Scott Card’s IGMS, Cosmos, and Abyss and Apex. Her stories and published novels have won humor contests and Romance Writer of America awards. Her steampunk romance series, The Memory Thief and her collections of short stories like Fairies, Robots and Unicorns—Oh My! are available on Amazon, along with her series titled Womby’s School for Wayward Witches. By day, Sarina is a public school art teacher, artist, belly dance performer and instructor, copy editor, fashion designer, and event organizer. By night, she writes. You can find info about her short stories and novels on her websitewww.sarinadorie.com.

Benjamin Gorman is the author of The Sum of Our Gods (2013, Not a Pipe Publishing), Corporate High School (2015, Not a Pipe Publishing), and The Digital Storm: A Science Fiction Reimagining of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest (2017, Not a Pipe Publishing). Corporate High School became an Amazon bestseller in 2016, and The Digital Storm has been nominated for a Pacific Northwest Book Award. Benjamin graduated with a BA from Whitworth University in Washington before moving to Oregon to get an MAT at George Fox University. He teaches at Central High School, loves his job, and serves on the board of the Oregon Education Association. He’s also been named to the National Writing Project’s Writer’s Council. In 2013, he started Not a Pipe Publishing, his own indie press.

John Miller is founder of Portland Ars Poetica, an ongoing literary poetry workshop open to any poet who seeks to hone their craft and their poems toward publication. His short fiction has appeared in Tethered by Letters. His poetry has appeared in catheXis northwest press, The Esthetic Apostle, in the 9Bridges anthology Over Land and Rising, and in Glass Facets of Poetry. John was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He has a degree in English from Amherst College.

USA Today Bestselling author, Chris Patchell has written five novels including the award-winning Jill Shannon Murder Series, the bestselling Holt Foundation Series, and a stand-alone called Deception Bay. A former tech worker turned full-time author, Chris Patchell pens suspense novels set in the Pacific Northwest.

Life as a middle school science teacher for twenty-four years has allowed Heather Ransom an intimate look into the minds of thousands of young adults, most of whom are desperate to find their place in a society constantly changing around them. So every year, even though she’s teaching science, Heather has her classes read and imagine together what their futures might hold. As Heather grew up, her mom told stories of incredible and fanciful adventures where she, along with her brother and sister, lived in a pond with tadpoles, or traveled across the dusty hills as Native Americans, or howled at the moon with the coyotes. This is the kind of experience she hopes to share with her readers in her most recent novel, Greener. For more information, go to her interview with the Eugene Wordcrafters.

Kate Ristau is a folklorist, an author, and the Executive Director of Willamette Writers. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times and The Washington post, and she is the author of the middle grade series, Clockbreakers, and the young adult series, Shadow Girl. In her ideal world, magic and myth combine to create memorable stories with unforgettable characters. Until she finds that world, she’ll live in a house in Oregon, where they found a sword behind the water heater and fairies in the backyard. You can find her online at Kateristau.com.

Eric Witchey has made a living as a freelance writer and communication consultant for over a quarter century. In addition to many contracted and ghost non-fiction titles, he has sold a number of novels and more than 140 stories. His stories have appeared in 12 genres and on five continents. He has received awards or recognition from New Century Writers, Writers of the Future, Writer’s Digest, Indpendent Publisher Book Awards, International Book Awards, The Eric Hoffer Prose Award Program, Short Story America, the Irish Aeon Awards, and other organizations. His How-to articles have appeared in The Writer Magazine, Writer’s Digest Magazine, and other print and online magazines.