Willamette Writers

Member News: This Particular Happiness by Jackie Shannon Hollis

This Particular Happiness explores our most intimate conflicts and desires—about relationships, parenthood, and what makes life meaningful. Raised in rural Oregon in the 1960s, Jackie Shannon Hollis grew up playing “house” with baby dolls, riding horses, and tending to kittens and lambs on her family’s ranch. Other than her Aunt Lena, all of the women…

Member News: Literary Seminar on Capitalism and Consumerism

Do you miss college English classes? Do you wish you were in a book club? Are you interested in examining and discussing how capitalism and consumerism operate in our society? If you said yes to the above, check out this literary seminar offered through Literary Arts. For six weeks we will be delving into themes…

Member News: Sparks by Maren Anderson

Rosie wants to tear down the ancient cowshed on her ranch to make room for more horses, but it is unlucky to knock down a barn. Rosie thinks this is superstitious hogwash. That’s why she and her handsome new … friend … Patrick gets drunk one night and knocks the shed down with the tractor,…

Member News: Cooper’s Loot by Rick E. George

Rick E. George’s historical thriller, Cooper’s Loot, was published this month by The Wild Rose Press. Set in 1972, Cooper’s Loot portrays a young reporter seeking professional respect in an era when female journalists were often relegated to the Women’s Pages. She joins an odd group of characters searching for the buried loot of the…

Member News: Coaching with Suzy Vitello

Member News Coaching with Suzy Vitello

Do you have a project you want to bring to the finish line? Just pushing through a first draft? Need some coaching with a seasoned editorial pro? Suzy Vitello is offering 2 10-wk workshops beginning early Oct. where you’ll have the opportunity to engage your writing muscle in targeted and constructive discussion of participants’ work…

Member News: Hotel San Blas by Stephen John Walker

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 food. Everyone who comes to the hotel has life-changing experiences including Dr. Roger Feldman. At the height of the war in Vietnam, Feldman’s…

New Group Forming

Member News: New Group Forming Member announcement – A new group is forming: a self-help support group for authors looking for ideas for promotion and sales of their books. The first meeting will be Sunday, Oct. 13 @ 4 PM at Starbucks, 2880 S.E. Powell in Portland. For more info contact Deni at deni97202@yahoo.com.  …

Author Event in McMinnville

McMinnville Center for the Arts (MECA) is inviting Romance writers to attend “An Evening with Oregon Writers” for Romance Awareness month on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to display and sell your books, meet other authors and artists, and enjoy an evening surrounded by beautiful art. If…

Susan DuMond Publishes “Another Place Called Home”

Susan DuMond’s memoir, Another Place Called Home: Surviving Foster Care, revisits six teenage years in a group foster care home. Told in the young girl’s voice, the story reveals what any foster child would want to be known: how their futures seem to be made from sadness and thin air. And how mentoring can save…