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Member News: Christine Sandgren Debuts with The Solomon Stone

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Author Christine Sandgren debuts with The Solomon Stone, a magical Middle Grade mystery for the modern kid. Ms. Sandgren’s publisher, Fawkes Press, will be hosting a virtual launch party on November 17th from 6-8pm central. The evening will include virtual activities for all ages and the opportunity to win a prize basket containing a signed…

Member News: We Are Akan, Published!

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Announcing the November publication of We Are Akan: Our People and Our Kingdom in the Rainforest — Ghana, 1807 by Dorothy Brown Soper. This is a richly illustrated work of middle grade historical fiction appropriate for readers in grades 5 to 8. Oregon artist, James Cloutier, is the illustrator. The story introduces Akan culture and…

Member News: Debut Novel from Grant Rosenberg

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Dr. Kelly Harper lives the good life.  She has a dream job working alongside her father at their urgent care clinic in San Francisco and a longtime boyfriend who is a Homicide Inspector with the SFPD. But everything suddenly and drastically changes when her father, a highly respected physician, is murdered.  As Kelly tries to…

Member News: Release of Marlena Fiol’s New Memoir

Nothing Bad Between Us: A Mennonite Missionary’s Daughter Finds Healing in Her Brokenness is a heartwarming and often shocking tale of a religious father and his sinful daughter that will transform your perception of what it means to simultaneously rebel against and yearn for a father’s love. Marlena is four months old when her parents…

Member News: Facebook Live Book Launch

Join me for a Facebook live book launch of A Desperate Place August 11, 2020. Tuesday, 6 p.m. I’m sharing the gritty details of finding an agent and selling my suspense novel. Q & A to follow. “A nonstop thrill ride…Greer has given us one of the most memorable heroes in recent crime fiction.”—Jeffrey Deaver,…

Writing Advice from Zoraida Córdova

by Mari Hotchkiss An unusual career path. As a young child in Ecuador, Zoraida Córdova grew up listening to her grandmother’s stories that were filled with magic and wonder. At six years old, she immigrated to the United States with her mom and grandma, causing her to abandon her love of stories. “I stopped reading.…

Member News: Chopin’s Echoes is Published!

Chopin’s Echoes: Music, Love and Misery is a new novel published by Portland writer Susan Booth Larson. It explores the true love story of composer Frederic Chopin, whose marriage engagement was cruelly broken off because of the times in which he lived. We all know Chopin, but what do we know about the young woman…