Willamette Writers

Valentine’s Day Six Word Story Contest 2015

Congratulations to our 2015 winners: 1st – “You, me, coffee – it’s a start.” – Stephanie Carradine 2nd – “I’m checking out from Heartbreak Hotel.” – Joan Graves 3rd – “You miss me… When I duck.” – Terry Nelson 4th – “Should’ve known. Artificial diamond, fake love.” – Bob Ferguson 5th – “Chocolate spawns love…

Jamie Zerndt’s The Cloud Seeders Wins Award

Jamie Zerndt’s book, The Cloud Seeders, just won the Cygnus Award for Speculative Fiction. https://www.facebook.com/chantireviews From Amazon: “Author James Zerndt has created an all too believable world that could well be ripped from the headlines just a couple of decades from now. Deftly crafting an engaging novel that will grip the readers attention from beginning…

Todd Yunker’s Shackleton’s Folly Available on Amazon

Alec Shackleton and his partner Dancer, a cobalt blue android centaur, penetrate a hot war zone, bust through a planetary defense system, and breaks into a museum. In celebration of their discovery they travel to their favorite watering hole. Alec is well known for his willingness to pay for information on the lost Eleven Wonders…

Dean Boom’s Fortress Angels Available

Dar is a wizard’s apprentice, a young man with a safe, obvious life before him. It’s a respectable position in the world of Holimoren, and it never occurs to him that it should be otherwise until he is ambushed, kidnapped, and impressed into an army so far from home he’s never heard of it. He…

Barry L. Becker Releases The Erickson Connection

THE ERICKSEN CONNECTION By Author, Barry L. Becker The Ericksen Connection is a Spy/Action/Suspense/Thriller which puts readers on the edge of their seats for a riveting, spellbound journey of twists and turns from start-to-finish! It is a story about betrayal, justice and redemption. It follows the path of Mark Ericksen, a former Navy SEAL Team-Six…

Nancy Woods Releases New Book

Nancy Woods has released Under the Influence of Tall Trees: Humorous Tales from a Pacific Northwest Writer, a book of quirky personal essays on the challenges of finding her true work, family and home in the Pacific Northwest. Whether arguing with The Other Phone Company, seeking out the perfect dancing dress for her young daughter…

Halloween Six Word Story Contest 2014

“Seance went wrong. Consult Vatican immediately.” – Rachel Lombard (Grand Prize Winner from 2014!) Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2014 Halloween Six Word Story Contest! Check back for our Valentine’s Six Word Story Contest coming up in January. Ghosts, goblins, witches, and jack-o-lanterns. Haunted houses, skeletons, and screams. Dig deep into your twisted…

Marjorie Thelen on Volunteering and the Willamette Writers Conference

An Independent Volunteer Third-year volunteer Marjorie Thelen struck out on the independent publishing path three years ago after attending the 2011 Willamette Writers Conference. The author of the Deovolante Space Opera series then returned to volunteer at the conference the next two years. Working both in the volunteer room and monitoring workshops, Marjorie found herself…

Anne Hendren on Volunteering and the Willamette Writers Conference

Volunteer Room Extraordinaire Third-year volunteer Anne Hendren knows one thing about volunteering: Helping out in the volunteer room is the place to be during the Willamette Writers Conference. “(One of the best things about volunteering) is I am able to spend time with other volunteers in the ‘break room’ and learn more about their work,”…