Willamette Writers

Erin Ritch’s YA Fantasy “Myth” Released

Myth, by Erin Ritch

Shogun dreams of becoming a woodsman like his grandfather; to fly between the trees and listen to their stories. But his father wants to keep him rooted on the ground and far away from his childhood friend, a girl of the sea named Madigan who can control the elements. Beyond their little corner of the…

Evan Morgan Williams’ Thorn Wins Gold Medal

Evan Morgan Williams’ book of short stories, Thorn, recently won a gold medal in the 2016 Independent Publishers Book Awards (the “IPPY” Awards). Williams’ book is published by BkMk Press (University of Missouri-Kansas City). Set mainly in the West, the stories are realistic fictions about characters making the hard choices of life. Williams will be…

Warren Bull’s No Happy Endings Released by Avignon Press

Award-winning author Warren Bull’s new short story collection No Happy Endings has been released by Avignon Press. One definition of noir is “no happy endings.” Don’t expect any last minute reprieves. They aren’t going to happen. Dark desires spiral inexorably down toward disaster. Bad choices lead to dangerous consequences. A sucker never gets an even…

Carolyn J. Rose’s NO SUBSTITUTE FOR MOTIVES Available

Carolyn J. Rose has recently published NO SUBSTITUTE FOR MOTIVES, sixth in the Subbing isn’t for Sissies cozy mystery series. While Barbara Reed’s drug-cop boyfriend is away, her life spins out of control. Dave’s daughter shifts to drama-queen overdrive, Cheese Puff hits new levels of canine entitlement, and Barb’s overbearing sister demands help with a…

Jeanette Hubbard’s Chasing Nathan Launch June 16th

Chasing Nathan cover

Chasing Nathan, the second of Jeanette Hubbard’s Claudie O’Brien humorous suspense novels, will launch on Thursday, June 16 at 7:00 pm. Please join her at Another Read Through Bookstore at 3932 N. Mississippi, for wine, great conversation, and a reading that finds Claudie searching for a new friend who may or may not have been…

Warren Easley’s Not Dead Enough Available

NOT DEAD ENOUGH, the fourth book in the Cal Claxton Oregon Mystery series (Poisoned Pen Press) will launch at Annie Bloom’s Books at 7 pm on June 15. Please join author Warren C. Easley for wine, snacks, and a reading that finds Cal involved in a deadly cold case dating back to the flooding of…

How to Register for a Pitch

We are releasing pitch times in blocks on April 28th, May 23rd, and June 6th (all at midnight). This ensures everyone can get access to pitch times. Pitches are $25, and there is no limit to the amount of pitch times you choose. The Pitch Schedule (PDF) shows you which times are available at this time.  Please note that the registration system will only show…

Jill Kelly Book Signing for Broken Boys

Jill Kelly

Jill Kelly will be selling books and reading from Broken Boys, talking about villains and detectives, and answering questions about the writing life. Tuesday May 10, 7 pm Where: First Cup Coffee, 41st and Woodstock, Portland About Broken Boys: Maggie Morehouse has a husband who ignores her and a grown son who doesn’t need her.…