Trick or Trope This Halloween?

By Tracy Hoagland It’s official, autumn is here. Some people can’t wait to get lost in a corn maze. Others want to soak in the last rays of October sun before the long—and wet—winter to come. But if you’re like me, Halloween is what you’re really looking forward to. Recently I got a chance to…

New Release – Only This Step

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Philip Kenney’s book of haiku poems, Only This Step, will release in February 2023. Readers of Only This Step will find that these poems open the mind to new ways of seeing and experiencing. In an introductory essay to haiku, former United States Poet Laureate Billy Collins wrote this about the nature of this form:…

Press Acquisition — Brighter Than Her Fears

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Creative James Media, a small press located in Pasadena, Maryland, announced it has signed author Lisa Ard for her debut adult standalone historical fiction novel. Brighter Than Her Fears will release in January 2024. Her previously published children’s books include Fright Flight, Dream Team, and the Kay Snow award finalist Saving Halloween. Find out more.

New Release – 1 Last Betrayal

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Award-winning author Valerie J. Brooks’ new thriller, 1 Last Betrayal, number three in her Angeline Porter Trilogy, has just hit the bookstores and garnered rave reviews. Heather Gudenkauf, NYTimes bestselling author of The Weight of Silence and The Overnight Guest, writes, “The explosive third installment in the Angeline Porter Series brings the heat, intrigue, and…

New Release — Flyboy and the Light-Speed Rangers

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Wayne Edward Hanson’s new novel, Flyboy and the Light-Speed Rangers, has just released. Ambrose Biggle — weeding his artichokes one afternoon — was hit by lightning. He floundered in what appeared to be warm snow, struggling to put white thoughts together as strange ideas leaked in. One of those ideas became the Biggle Drive –…

New Release — Frigg’s Journey to Anasgar

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Vancouver author Deb Cushman is excited to announce the release of her debut children’s middle-grade novel Frigg’s Journey to Anasgar available September 8, 2022. Frigg’s Journey to Anasgar is the first book of an exciting new middle-grade fantasy series, Chronicles of Nadavir, that will follow a group of magical friends on journeys of adventure and…

Award Winner — H. W. “Buzz” Bernard

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H. W. “Buzz” Bernard was awarded a Gold Medal by the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) for his novel When Heroes Flew: The Shangri-La Raiders. The award was presented August 27 at the MWSA’s annual conference held this year in New Orleans, Louisiana. The novel is set against the legendary Jimmy Doolittle bombing raid…

New Release — Seal Rock Sound

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Sue Fagalde Lick, co-founder of Willamette Writers’ coast chapter, has published Seal Rock Sound, the sequel to her novel Up Beaver Creek. PD is back! Both novels take place on the central coast between Newport and Waldport. PD Soares survived the death of her husband, relocation to Oregon, and the disasters that occurred shortly after…

New Release — Darts and Flowers

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Dean Backus’ novel Darts and Flowers is a new release from Torchflame Books. When Zack Standish heads to his first day of junior year at Watson Academy, he’s stunned that his childhood best friend Josh has returned to Seattle. He’s even more shocked when Josh reveals he’s gay, and has his eyes set on Brian,…

New Release — Hawkeye Ridge

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Author G. D. Covert extends a huge thanks to Kathy Saviers and the Willamette Writers. A recent revision of Covert’s novel Hawkeye Ridge is now available. Kathy’s encouragement and guidance helped move Hawkeye Ridge and the upcoming series to a more professional look. Other books in the series follow soon. U.S. Navy SEAL Lt. Commander…