Willamette Writers

Elizabeth Lyon’s “Crafting Titles” Available

Crafting Titles is the newest booklet in a fiction craft series by editor-author Elizabeth Lyon. In this helpful craft fiction book, Lyon decodes the mysterious process of finding a title that captures the uniqueness of your novel and makes a lasting impression. Analyzing classic and contemporary fiction, from all genres, Lyon explains when to consider…

Mindy Halleck Wins Short Story Award

Willamette Writers member Mindy Halleck wins fiction writing contest. “Edmonds nonprofit literary organization EPIC Group Writers announced winners of its annual writing contest, including first place winner Mindy Halleck (adult) for The Frenchman.” ‘The Frenchman’ is available to be read on the EPIC website.  www.epicgroupwriters.com Mindy Halleck will be teaching 2 writing workshops on August 9th at the Willamette Writers…

John Clark Vincent’s Planting a Future Featured in Sellwood Bee

Willamette Writers board member John Clark Vincent was featured along with his wife, Lisa Holmes, in the latest issue of the Sellwood Bee newspaper. The fact that both Vincent and Holmes have recently published books on subjects of interest to many Oregonians caught the attention of a local reporter. Vincent’s book, Planting a Future: Profiles…

Benjamin Gormin’s YA Novel Available June 12th

Benjamin Gorman

Benjamin Gorman (a member of the Salem chapter) is excited to announce that his second novel, Corporate High School, is being published by Not a Pipe Publishing and will be released on June 12th. This timely YA dystopia describes a future where a single corporation has taken over the world by taking over the public schools.…

Jennifer Brownell Book Launch June 8th, PDX

Monday, June 8 7-8:30 pm, Hillsdale Community Church – UCC (6948 SW Capitol Hwy in Portland). Book launch party for Swim, Ride, Run, Breathe: How I Lost a Triathlon and Caught My Breath by Jennifer Garrison Brownell. More details at http://46thpsalm.blogspot.com.

Pre-Launch Machinations

Ellen Urbani, author and speaker, talks about preparing your book to launch

You wrote a book. It’s been acquired! Now what in the world do you do with yourself?
Every writer has heard the axiom that penning a book is only the first in a long run of hurdles, and if we’re honest with ourselves every last one of us has believed that must be a mendacious proposition. Writing is hard work.

Deb Mohr Reads from Great Day in the Morning, May 31st, Eugene

Deb Mohr’s Great Day in the Morning is now available through Amazon and Kindle. She will read from her novel at Tsunami Books, SUNDAY, MAY 31, 5:00 P.M. Forgotten and perhaps unknown by some is the epic struggle black people and a number of white people living in mid-century Mississippi fought to obtain voting and public transportation rights…

Steven Blair Wheeler at Annie Bloom’s June 4th

Steven Blair Wheeler will read from his latest novel Behind Enemy Lines: A Novel of the Battle of the Bulge at Annie Bloom’s Books on Thursday, June 4th. Meet the author in a venue that every bookstore aspires to in the heart of Multnomah Village. Visit www.kigerpublishing.com for more information.

Conference Registration Open

Willamette Writers Conference 2015

Registration for Willamette Writers conference, August 7 – 9th at the Doubletree Hotel in Portland, is now open. The conference offers a variety of workshops and opportunities to meet with literary agents and Hollywood producers. Our success stories range from Jean Auel’s Clan of the Cave Bear to Fonda Lee. Fonda first pitched her YA…