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…

New Release — Deep Canyons

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Deep Canyons, Book 2 in Nan C Ballard’s science fiction western series, is available for pre-order and will launch on November 22. In Deep Canyons, Lee Vawn-Cory still hasn’t come to terms with her ordeal three years earlier. She has split from Seth Reilly. Now she joins a trek on horseback to explore an unsettled…

New Release — Where We Call Home

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Reconnect with the natural world through essays that blend science and prose. In her debut work, Where We Call Home: Lands, Seas, and Skies of Pacific Northwest, Portland-based journalist and Willamette Writers member Josephine Woolington sheds light on diverse flora and fauna of the Pacific Northwest, from the coastal tailed frog to yellow-cedar. Through interviews…

Author Event — Suzanne Parry at Powell’s

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Local author Suzanne Parry will discuss her debut historical novel, Lost Souls of Leningrad, in conversation with Laura Stanfill and Suzy Vitello, at Powell’s City of Books on Thursday, November 10 at 7 pm. Equal parts World War II epic, family saga, and love story, this compelling tale is both a testament to human resilience…

New Release – Found

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This Fall 2022, what was lost is Found: Ten years after the drowning death of her daughter in the Colorado, Eleanor Clay subsists finding corpses for Bristlecone Springs PD, until the day she finds three-year-old Lizzie, living but left-for-dead in a culvert under the railroad tracks. This crime unspools to a series of brutal kidnappings…