Community News: Clackamas County Writing Contest

Our friends at the Clackamas County Arts Alliance Literary Arts Committee invite you to submit your work to their 2023 Writing Contest. Here are the full details: $250 will be awarded to first place winners in 4 genres: short stories, essays, poetry, and plays. Runner up winners will receive a cash prize of $100. First…

New Release — Cold Mirage

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Cold Mirage, Book 2 in Kristina Bak’s YA Stevie series, is now available in paperback and ebook formats. It will have its public launch February 16 at Roundabout Books in Bend, Oregon. Stevie has come a long way since we met her in Book 1, Nowever, as a sixteen-year-old with a secret gift, searching for…

New Release — The Romanian Incident

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The Romanian Incident is a locked door murder mystery set in a romantic hotel high in the mountains of Romania during the Cold War. When young KGB agent Polina Tolkunova arrives at the Hotel Teleki, she had no idea she would soon be facing not one, but two mysterious murders. She must now identify who…

New Podcast Episode — Across the Margin

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Across the Margin podcast announces new episode with Willamette Writers member Tom Snethen. Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Mr. Snethen has another captivating story, a fanciful tale about a hapless yet mystical burro that acts as a scathing critique of Corporate America: “Malco” by Tom Snethen. Find out more.

Member Recruited to Board Position — Catherine Trevison at YachatsNews

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Willamette Writers member and volunteer Catherine Trevison has been established as a member of YachatsNews’ new governing board. The website reads: Trevision is a writer, editor, and researcher who has worked for four newspapers in the Midwest, South and West, including The Oregonian/OregonLive. She also volunteers with local nonprofits including Willamette Writers and Friends of…

New Release — Phantom Cove

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Kay Jennings announces that Phantom Cove, book 5 in her mystery/thriller series, released on November 17, 2022. Phantom Cove is part of the Port Stirling Mystery series set on the rugged southern Oregon coast, and follows Police Chief Matt Horning and his colleagues. While the local cast of characters continue and their relationships evolve, each…

Critique Group — Deni Starr

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Anyone interested in being part of a mystery writers critique group either in person or via zoom, please contact Deni Starr at Find out more about author Deni Starr here.

Editing Service — Caviar

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A message from David MacNamera, the founder of Caviar Reviews and Editing: Are you tired of seeing some of your books receive one-star reviews with no written justification? Sick of shallow reviews from ‘review exchanges’ that just seem to be written with info off of your book cover and one or two pages of your…

New Release — Doc Talk

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From the author of the Writer’s Guide to Medicine series comes Doc Talk: Medical Slang & Terminology for Writers, a reference guide to medical phrases, terminology, and slang. Need to incorporate medical terminology into your story? Want to write the authentic voice of a doctor or nurse? Look no further. In Doc Talk, physician and…

New Release — Hide Your Light

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Hide Your Light is a paranormal suspense novel from The Wild Rose Press, by Stacy Johns writing as Penny Arrow. Since she was a teen, Robin Fox has been tormented by painful glimpses of the future, never enough to prevent disaster. Back then, her gift painted a target on her back, and she fled a…