Willamette Writers

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…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Stevan Allred

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Stevan Allred

Stevan Allred will be signing books at booth 39 at the Portland Book Festival on November 10th. Stevan Allred lives in Portland, Oregon, halfway between Hav and the Isle of the Dead, which is to say he spends as much time burrowed into his imagination as he possibly can. He is the author of A…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Philip Kenney

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Philip Kenney

Philip Kenney will be signing books at booth 39 at the Portland Book Festival on November 10th. Philip Kenney is a practicing psychotherapist in Portland, Oregon. He did his post-graduate work in British Object Relations at the Washington D.C. School of Psychiatry and has taught Self Psychology as part of his private practice. A long…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Sharleen Nelson

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Sharleen Nelson

Sharleen Nelson will be signing books at booth 39 at the Portland Book Festival on November 10th. Sharleen Nelson is an accomplished writer and award-winning photographer. Over the course of her 20+ year career as a journalist, she has written hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles on a vast range of topics. She has also…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Antoinette Kennedy

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Antoinette Kennedy

Antoinette Kennedy will be signing books at booth 39 at the Portland Book Festival on November 10th. Antoinette Kennedy, a native Oregonian and author of Far from Home, was a Catholic nun from 1961-1985 and has had a teaching career that includes elementary, middle school, and high school. As a nun, she received her BA…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Leonide Martin

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Leonide Martin

Leonide Martin will be signing books at booth 39 at the Portland Book Festival on November 10th. Leonide Martin, author of the Mists of Palenque series, draws from academic skills and Maya initiate training to write authentic historical fiction. She studied scientific and indigenous views, conducted extensive research, and on-site archeological excursions. Apprenticing with a…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: L. Wade Powers

L. Wade Powers will be signing books at booth 39 at the Portland Book Festival on November 10th. Lawrence W. Powers writes fiction as L. Wade Powers. A retired professor of biology, he lives in Eastern Oregon with a beautiful wife and strange cat. He has two other novels and a short story collection in…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Gretchen Van Lente

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Gretchen Van Lente

Gretchen Van Lente will be signing books at booth 39 at the Portland Book Festival on November 10th.  I studied with George Saunders and Tobias Wolff, and I taught Creative Writing at Florida Gulf Coast University. I have published in most genres, including children’s educational television, and as a journalist for The Malibu Times and…