Willamette Writers

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Molly Best Tinsley

Molly Best Tinsley will be signing books at booth 64 at the Portland Book Festival on November 9th. Molly Best Tinsley taught on the civilian faculty at the United States Naval Academy for twenty years. Author of My Life with Darwin (Houghton Mifflin), Throwing Knives (Ohio State University Press), the memoir, Entering the Blue Stone…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Valarie J. Anderson

Valarie J. Anderson will be signing books at booth 64 at the Portland Book Festival on November 9th Valarie Anderson writes literary non-fiction to indulge her love of research, archaeology, and history. Retiring early, Valarie returned to college, completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology, and has been a member of the Board of…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Sue Fagalde Lick

Sue Fagalde Lick will be signing books at booth 64 at the Portland Book Festival on November 9th. Sue Fagalde Lick spent many years working as a journalist in California’s Bay Area before relocating with her late husband to the Oregon coast. In the middle of their journey through Alzheimer’s Disease, she earned her MFA…

Eugene Critique Group Open

Join us! Our Eugene writer’s critique group focuses on memoirs, novels, and short stories. We have six members so far, and are looking for two more. If interested, please contact rontinsley@gmail.com

Writers self-help group: book sales

New group meeting on Oct. 13 at 5 PM at Starbucks on Powell (2424 SE Powell) to swap notes on how to sell your books — for writers with books out (not on how to sell a manuscript to a publisher). For more info contact Deni97202@yahoo.com

Book award: The Communing Tree

Theresa Verboort’s book, The Communing Tree, has been awarded the Women Writing the West Willa award for best young adult novel by a western woman writer of 2018. She will be flying to San Antonio, Texas on Oct. 10 to receive the award. Find out more.

Recently released: The Same Moon by Sarah Coomber

Released earlier this year by TouchPoint Press, The Same Moon is the story of a young woman who runs far, far away to find her way home.  Recently wed—and quickly divorced—twenty-four-year-old Sarah Coomber escapes the disappointments of her Minnesota life for a job teaching English in Japan. Her plan is to use the year to…

Cooper’s Loot by Rick E. George

It’s 1972, but the Neanderthal editors of Bev Wikowski’s newspaper don’t have a clue. They’ve assigned her to the Women’s Pages. They put her desk near the door so she can greet newsroom visitors. It’s a wonder they haven’t asked her to make coffee. So when Bev receives an offer to help find the buried…

Portland Zionists Unite! And Other Stories

With a range of different narrators—three Israel Defense Force soldiers, a hawkish retiree, a synagogue executive director, and a young video game fan—each story viscerally speaks to the contrasts between Israel’s founding mythology and current political realities. From their different perspectives, the narrators collectively engage with a growing concern in US Jewish communal life: how…