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Our Email Newsletter, WW Dispatch, includes news about our members’ writing and events. The Dispatch mailing list reaches over 4,000 subscribers and comes out 3-5 times a month.

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Member News: New Release — Fester, by Crawford Smith

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Welcome to Fester, Pennsylvania. Population: weird. Chief Constable Billy Snyder keeps the town in line, enforcing the law with an iron fist while he runs his own lucrative scams on the side. He serves as guard dog for the elite Top Hats, descendants of Fester’s original settlers, who for centuries have been keeping a dark…

Member News: Author Talk with Nancy Lane

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Nancy Lane, author of Pretty Chrysanthemum and Other Stories, will present her story collection via Zoom at the Jackson County Library. Join Nancy on Sunday, June 27, from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Pacific Time, to learn how these stories, which remind readers how family is at the core of human experience, connect to the…

Member News: New Release — The Point of Vanishing

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Maryka Biaggio’s third novel, The Point of Vanishing, was published by Milford House Press May 2021. When historical novelist Maryka Biaggio stumbled across the story of child prodigy writer Barbara Follett in 2011, she decided she had to write a novel about her — an account that would make sense of her enigmatic life. But…

Member News: Believe wins 2021 Eric Hoffer Book Award

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Corvallis author Julie Mathison has won the 2021 Eric Hoffer Award for Best Middle Reader and First Horizon Award with Believe, published under her author imprint, Starr Creek Press. The Hoffer Award is one of the largest international awards recognizing salient writing and the spirit of small, independent and academic presses. Set in 1980, Believe…

Member News: New Release – The Choice of Men

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The Choice of Men, a novel by WW member Samantha Waltz that explores the struggles of a gay Mormon man, is now available. Heber Averil has his first sexual experience on his mission to pre-World War II France —with a man! His demanding conscience compels him to follow the mandates of the church and deny…

Member News: New Release — Bad Mommy, Bad Writer

On June 8, Kim Cooper Findling releases her memoir about raising a writing career alongside the kids. Bend, Oregon – The pandemic made working from home while caring for small children all too real for many parents. Growing a career alongside the kids is at once impossibly difficult, positively hilarious, and just rewarding enough to…

Member News: Author Event – Lucy’s Blooms

Dawn Prochovnic just completed her first virtual book launch event for her latest picture book, Lucy’s Blooms, a multigenerational story about a young girl who learns from her grandmother about the enduring nature of love, the strength in rejecting labels, and the wisdom in standing with those who are different. The event is now available…

Member News: New Release – Don’t Be Sad When I’m Gone

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Beatriz Dujovne’s new book, Don’t Be Sad When I’m Gone: A Memoir of Loss and Healing in Buenos Aires, was recently released. About the Author: Dr. Dujovne was born and raised in Buenos Aires, and has lived most of her adult life in the American Midwest and the Pacific Northwest. She received a license in…

Member News: New Release — The Ryzhkov Vendetta

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The Ryzhkov Vendetta, an espionage suspense thriller by Barry L. Becker. Alexander Leonidovich Ryzhkov, a Russian oligarch and former general in the Russian Military Directorate (GRU), runs a covert operation in the Middle East, supplying a Saudi terrorist with four Russian nuclear suitcase bombs and a list of two American cities to target. A CIA…