Willamette Writers

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Jeff Stookey

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Jeff Stookey

Jeff Stookey will be signing books at booth 39 at the Portland Book Festival on November 10th. Growing up in a small town in rural Washington State, Jeff Stookey enjoyed writing stories. He studied literature, history, and cinema at Occidental College, and then got a BFA in Theater from Fort Wright College. In his 40s…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Gregg Coodley M.D.

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Gregg Coodley M.D.

Gregg Coodley M.D. will be signing books at booth 39 at the Portland Book Festival on November 10th. Gregg Coodley M.D. is the author of 3 prior books. His first history, The Magnificent Losers: History’s Greatest Unsuccessful Reformers, Revolutionaries, and Fighters for Freedom and Justice, was published in 2017. Coodley graduated with a BA in…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Susan Ralphe

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Susan Ralphe

Susan Ralphe will be signing books at booth 39 at the Portland Book Festival on November 10th. Susan’s disease was traced back to kindergarten. On a manic high in high school, she got straight A’s while joining almost every extracurricular activity. Depression colored most of her college years. Normal demands of marriage and children brought…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Kim Allred

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Kim Allred

Kim Allred will be signing books at booth 39 at the Portland Book Festival on November 10th. Kim Allred grew up in Southern California but now enjoys the quiet life in an old timber town in the Pacific Northwest where she raises alpacas, llamas, and an undetermined number of free-range chickens. Just like her characters,…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Dami Roelse

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Dami Roelse

Dami Roelse will be signing books at booth 39 at the Portland Book Festival on November 10th. Dami Roelse, a certified life coach and blogger shares in her writing how the walking lifestyle has given a positive spin on life after the loss of her life partner. Born in Holland, Roelse has traveled the world,…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Benjamin Gorman

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Benjamin Gorman

Benjamin Gorman will be signing books at booth 39 at the Portland Book Festival on November 10th. Benjamin Gorman teaches high school English in Independence, Oregon, where he lives with his beautiful, smart, and infinitely patient wife, Paige, and their essentially perfect son, Noah. Paige and and Benjamin are to co-publishers at Not a Pipe…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Heather S. Ransom

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Heather S. Ransom

Heather S. Ransom will be signing books at booth 39 at the Portland Book Festival on November 10th. Middle school science, careers, and creative writing teacher for twenty-six years, author of the Going Green series (Going Green, 3/17, Greener, 9/18, and Back to Green, 11/19, Not a Pipe Publishing), pizza pub and cigar shop owner.…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Julie Whipple

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Julie Whipple

Julie Whipple will be signing books at booth 39 at the Portland Book Festival on November 10th. Julie Whipple is an award-winning journalist whose work from East Africa and the U.S. has appeared in the London Observer, Africa Economic Digest, Radio France International, Deutsche Welle, the Christian Science Monitor, the Portland Business Journal, The Oregonian,…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Robert “Butch” Freedman

Robert “Butch” Freedman will be signing books at booth 39 at the Portland Book Festival on November 10th. A long-time writer and teacher, Robert “Butch” Freedman lives in Cape Meares, Oregon. Originally from Philadelphia, he has finally fully acclimated to life in the Great Northwest. He still roots for the Phillies, though. Butch published, the…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Marla A. Bowie

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Marla A. Bowie

Marla A. Bowie will be signing books at booth 39 at the Portland Book Festival on November 10th. Marla Bowie writes books about teens. Her ten years’ experience in Child Protective Services has given Marla a deep understanding of how amazing, inspiring, and resilient children and teens are. Nothing has influenced her writing, or her…