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Member News: Christine Sandgren Debuts with The Solomon Stone

The Solomon Stone Release Graphic

Author Christine Sandgren debuts with The Solomon Stone, a magical Middle Grade mystery for the modern kid. Ms. Sandgren’s publisher, Fawkes Press, will be hosting a virtual launch party on November 17th from 6-8pm central. The evening will include virtual activities for all ages and the opportunity to win a prize basket containing a signed…

Member News: We Are Akan, Published!

We Are Akan Release Graphic

Announcing the November publication of We Are Akan: Our People and Our Kingdom in the Rainforest — Ghana, 1807 by Dorothy Brown Soper. This is a richly illustrated work of middle grade historical fiction appropriate for readers in grades 5 to 8. Oregon artist, James Cloutier, is the illustrator. The story introduces Akan culture and…

Member News: Jennifer Greer Author Event!

Join Jennifer Greer as she talks about her new debut novel, A Desperate Place. She will share the personal war story that inspired her McKenna character, other titillating aspects of her novel and her long, crazy road to publication. Jackson County Library Author Event Sunday November 15th, 4 p.m. Find out more

Member News: Debut Novel from Grant Rosenberg

Gideon release graphic

Dr. Kelly Harper lives the good life.  She has a dream job working alongside her father at their urgent care clinic in San Francisco and a longtime boyfriend who is a Homicide Inspector with the SFPD. But everything suddenly and drastically changes when her father, a highly respected physician, is murdered.  As Kelly tries to…

Member News: Release of Marlena Fiol’s New Memoir

Nothing Bad Between Us: A Mennonite Missionary’s Daughter Finds Healing in Her Brokenness is a heartwarming and often shocking tale of a religious father and his sinful daughter that will transform your perception of what it means to simultaneously rebel against and yearn for a father’s love. Marlena is four months old when her parents…

Member News: Alex and The Shaming Monster Released

Alex and The Shaming Monster graphic

You know what is scarier than Halloween? Shame! Shaming another person, is a behavior that has become more accepted in society. It is different than feeling ashamed for an action that you decide is wrong. Shaming may occur with malice or by accident but each has equally devastating effects. The fourth book in the “Alex…

Member News: When Heroes Flew — MWSA Gold Medal winner

When Heroes Flew MWSA award

When Heroes Flew, a novel by H. W. “Buzz” Bernard, has been awarded a Gold Medal in historical fiction by the Military Writers Society of America. The novel is a tale of extraordinary bravery in WWII, based on the true story of one of the most historic air raids ever flown. With perspectives from American—including…

Member News: Book Launch and Reading by Sarina Dorie

Wrath of the Tooth Fairy graphic

Friday, October 9, 2020 at 4 PM – 5 PMWrath of the Tooth FairyShe’s a fairy godmother in tooth fairy clothing. He’s a bogeyman too nosy for his own good. Together, they’ll take down corruption in the magical world . . . or join it. This event includes an author reading, Q & A with…

Member News: Poem Recently Published

Sue Fagalde Lick poem

Sue Fagalde Lick, co-chair of the Coast Chapter, was a featured poet at Poetry Super Highway Sept. 21-27 with her poem “Finders Keeps in the Time of COVID-19.” Her poem “Is Anyone Driving to Seal Rock?” appears in the Fall 2020 issue of Portland-based Windfall literary magazine. Find out more

Member News: Ted Ficken’s Book Published

TED FICKEN MUSIC BOOK

I am excited to announce the publication of my book, Music of Hate, Music for Healing: Paired Stories from the Hate Music Industry and the Profession of Music Therapy. The book includes 14 paired stories which illustrate the contrasts, relationships, similarities, differences, and juxtapositions between two uses of music. Each pair teaches readers about hate…