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Author Event in McMinnville

McMinnville Center for the Arts (MECA) is inviting Romance writers to attend “An Evening with Oregon Writers” for Romance Awareness month on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to display and sell your books, meet other authors and artists, and enjoy an evening surrounded by beautiful art. If…

Susan DuMond Publishes “Another Place Called Home”

Susan DuMond’s memoir, Another Place Called Home: Surviving Foster Care, revisits six teenage years in a group foster care home. Told in the young girl’s voice, the story reveals what any foster child would want to be known: how their futures seem to be made from sadness and thin air. And how mentoring can save…

Member News: Lake Oswego author at Barnes & Noble Bridgeport

Riley Costello will be signing copies of her novel, Waiting at Hayden’s, and modeling some of its shoppable fashions at the Bridgeport Barnes & Noble in Tigard on Saturday, July 6 at 12:00 noon. She Reads recently named Waiting at Hayden’s a “best beach read”. Fox News says it is “flipping the script on traditional…

Member News: Portland Author Launches New Mystery Series

Portland author Kay Jennings is so excited to announce the publication of her debut mystery novel, Shallow Waters. Her story is set on the southern coast of Oregon, and while it is a stand-alone book, Jennings is planning a 3-part series. Shallow Waters is available at Ingram and Amazon, and at bookstores and libraries throughout…

Waking The Dead by Kerry Blaisdell

Five stars from The Paranormal Romance Guild and others! Hyacinth always assumed dying would simplify her life. But when her new boss Archangel Michael sends her to Germany to retrieve a relic coveted by Satan, all Hell breaks loose. Literally. Waking the Dead by Kerry Blaisdell, the sequel to RITA®-, Booksellers Best- and Royal Palm-nominated…

New Book: Oregon’s African American Loggers

“But Not Jim Crow: Family Memories of African American Loggers in Maxville, Oregon,” by Pearl Alice Marsh, PhD, is an original work about African American loggers and their families, who between 1923 -1945 came to a railroad logging town in Oregon named Maxville to escape the harrowing reality of southern racism and for better wages.…

The Bob Sterry School of Burglary

A successful kickstart campaign helped the publication of my collection of essays, poetry and short stories, ‘The Bob Sterry School of Burglary’. It represents a selection of my work over the last fifteen or so years and I cannot understand why I had not done it before. The content ranges from somber to hilarity and…

Kate Ristau Releases Clockbreakers Two

Willamette Writers member Kate Ristau is proud to announce the release of the second book in her Clockbreakers series, “Morrigan’s Revenge.” Charlie’s dad is gone, and she’s on a magic adventure to get him back! But first – fifth grade. She rolls her wheelchair into her classroom and then straight into an Ancient Irish battle. But this is…

My Publishing Journey: Thomas J. Sims

Willamette Writers member Thomas J. Sims explained that when he thinks about his publishing journey, it’s impossible to not think of clichés. “It’s been a phenomenal experience,” Sims said. Sims’ book, “On Call in the Arctic,” is based on his experiences working as a doctor in a remote part of Alaska. He knew he needed…