Willamette Writers

Member News: Paul Fattig Published MADSTONE

Paul Fattig Published Madstone

“Madstone,” a true tale about two World War I and conscientious objectors who retreated to the southwest Oregon mountains to avoid the military draft, has just been published by Hellgate Press of Ashland. Written by Paul Fattig, a retired journalist, the book captures the trials and tribulations faced by the two men and brings to…

Member News: Sharleen Nelson Published THE TIME TOURISTS 

Sharleen Nelson - Time Tourists

The Time Tourists, a new novel by Sharleen Nelson, is a rollicking adventure featuring a strong female heroine with a very special ability–she can travel into photos from the past! Follow her as she bops around time solving hippie-era mysteries, flirts in the button-up turn-of-the-century (not the recent one), and juggles a boyfriend, cat, and…

Member News: Crooked Grow the Trees by Carmel Hanes

Member News CROOKED GROW THE TREES

Carmel Hanes announces the release of Crooked Grow the Trees. Congratulations, Carmel! Here is the announcement: • Mass shootings • Prisons and detention centers at capacity • Students expelled in elementary school • Adults polarized in contentious ideological debates How did we get here? As a school psychologist I worked for over thirty years in…

Willamette Writers is Sponsoring Write to Publish

We are delighted to contribute to this year’s Write to Publish conference with Ooligan Press to help writers, agents, and publishers alike get more familiar the ins and outs of the industry! What: A one-day conference demystifying the publishing industry When: April 21, 2018 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Where: George C. Hoffmann Hall 1833…

Member News: Gretchen Van Lente Just Published Hydrophilica

Living in the thin strip that is Malibu, with celebrities on one side of the highway, and the wilderness of The Foothill Mountains on the other side, a young woman suffers cognitive dissonance. She hallucinates in order to pursue a more comfortable, less confusing life—as a rapacious swamp monster devoid of conscience. But as civilization…

Member News: New Release: DEBRIEFING THE DEAD by Kerry Blaisdell

DEBRIEFING THE DEAD by Kerry BlaisdellAvailable May 7, 2018 from The Wild Rose Press (bit.ly/DebriefingTheDead)!”Hyacinth Finch has got one foot in the grave, the other kicking ass.” The Dead Series Book 1 The only thing Hyacinth wants is her life back. Literally. She and her sister were murdered by Demons, leaving her young nephew, Geordi,…

Member News: Free Seminars for Writers

Caroline Miller presents the second summer season for free workshops for writers held over a series of Saturdays, between 2-3 p.m. at Another Read Though Book Store, 3932 N. Mississippi Ave in Portland. Attend one or all. Preregister: Elisa@AnotherReadThrough.com. Sessions : May 12, Joanne McCall. Public Relations Specialist – “How to get media attention for your…

Member News: Linda Kuhlman launches new book Koenig’s Spirit

Join Oregon author, Linda Kuhlmann, for the launch of Koenig’s Spirit, the second book in the “Koenig Triple Crown Series.” Copies of Koenig’s Wonder, the first novel in the series,  will also be available.  From the Bluegrass hills of Kentucky to the excitement of Pimlico; from Europe to Oregon; the saga of Koenig’s Spirit picks…

Member News: Leonide Martin reading at Another Read Through

Another Read Through Hosts Leonide Martin   Leonide Martin trained with Mayan elders and did field work to write historical fiction about powerful Mayan women. Visiting the Red Queen’s tomb inspired this remarkable woman’s story. “The Mayan Red Queen” publishes on March 1, 2018. Leonide will be at Another Read Through, 3932 N. Mississippi Ave.…

Member News: Michael Niemann New Book Released

Illegal Holdings by Michael Niemann

UN fraud investigator Valentin Vermeulen is on assignment in Maputo, Mozambique. His ho-hum task is to see if Global Alternatives is spending UN money the way they promised. The nonprofit was set up by hedge fund mogul Vincent Portallis to revolutionize development aid. The only upside for Vermeulen is the prospect of seeing his lover…