Willamette Writers

D.K. Lubarsky Publishes FINALLY! POETRY YOU CAN UNDERSTAND.

Diana’s poetry offers the reader a voyage into the hidden layers of life as an older woman. Feelings that often remain unspoken and isolating are given an honest voice in this gentle array of poetry about love, loss, children, illness, friendship, aging and hope. You can find D.K. Lubarsky’s book here. Congratulations, Diana!

Book Discussion and Tea Ceremony by Diana Saltoon

On June 17, 2018, at the Shoseian Tea House, Glendale, CA, 2-4 p.m. Oregon writer Diana Saltoon will host a book discussion and tea ceremony. Diana will discuss her book  “Wife, Just Let Go: Zen, Alzheimer’s and Love”, how Chado was a pillar during her years of caregiving and how the practice of Chado is…

Alice Tallmage Publishes “Now I Can See the Moon”

Alice Tallmadge, Willamette Writers member in Springfield, OR, announces the publication of her memoir, “Now I Can See the Moon—A Story of a Social Panic, False Memories, and a Life Cut Short.” The book combines personal narrative with an examination of the social panic over child sex abuse that swept the country in the 1980s…

Connie King Leonard Novel Cover Art Released

The cover art was released for the upcoming novel SLEEPING IN MY JEANS by Willamette Writers member Connie King Leonard. The debut young adult novel paints a raw, honest portrayal of teenage homelessness and resiliency in the face of insurmountable odds. With an estimated 21,000 homeless students in the Oregon school system this year alone, Sleeping…

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,…