17 Sept: Lunch with Author Leigh Anne Jasheway at Book Nest

Thurs., Sept. 18, noon: Leigh Anne Jasheway, local comedian, instructor, and author of How’d All These Ping Pong Balls Get in my Bag!? and other volumes on humor and stress management. http://www.accidentalcomic.com

Directions to Indulge! Antiques: From 105, take the Mohawk exit. Pass Bi-mart and Dutch Bros. and turn left at the next light. In the parking lot, take a jog to the left, then go straight back (away from Mohawk), between the two large buildings.  Indulge is on the back side of the building on the left, with the entrance facing 18th St.


Fall Author Lunches

ØThurs., Sept. 25, noon: Jeannie St. John-Taylor, Portland artist and author of How to Be a Praying Mom and many other books for kids and adults in a variety of genres. http://www.jeanniestjohntaylor.com/

Thurs., Oct. 2, noon: Janet Fisher, author of A Place of Her Own, the story of her great-grandmother, who homesteaded the land on which Janet now lives. http://janetfisherbooks.wordpress.com/

Fri., Oct. 10, 11 a.m.: Kim Cooley Reeder, author of the picture book Runaway Tomato. Kim’s sons, ages seven and nine, will join us for this kid-friendly event, with writing activities for young and old. Recommended for ages seven and up. http://www.kimcooleyreeder.com/

Thurs., Oct. 16, noon: Susan Fletcher, Portland-area author of award-winning young adult novels, including Alphabet of Dreams, Shadow Spinner, and the Dragon Chronicles. http://www.susanfletcher.com/

Thurs., Oct. 23, noon: Steve McQuiddy, author of Here on the Edge, a historical look at a group of WWII conscientious objectors housed at a Civilian Public Service Camp in Waldport. http://hereontheedge.com/

Thurs., Oct. 30, noon: Dorothy Velasco, local writer, historian, playwright, and author of Springfield: Between Two Rivers, a beautifully illustrated and thoroughly researched history of our town. Co-written with her daughter Mara Velasco.

Thurs., Nov. 6, noon: Jaye Bennett, local educator and author of Girl at Arms, young adult historical fiction about Joan of Arc. http://www.rfwp.com/book/girl-at-arms

Fri., Nov. 14, noon: Arwen Spicer, Portland-area writing instructor and author of the science fiction novel The Hour before Morning.

Thurs., Nov. 20, noon: Martha Magee, author of Twenty-Five Days around the Manger and Ebenezer and Ninety-Eight Friends. With her ninety-nine-year-old mother, Georgia Lou Aker, author of Grandma’s Almanac.

Thurs., Dec. 4, noon: Michael Pungercar, author of The Promise Kept, the story of a man who served with a WWII bomb group. Michael is the son of a B-17 radio operator and founder of the local Honor Flight chapter for WWII veterans.


Thurs., Dec. 11, noon: Kathleen Ruckman, essayist, author of Who is God? and other picture books, and contributor to two Christmas in my Heart story collections.  http://kathleenruckman.com/