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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: Kirkus Names Iva a Top Indie Book

Iva: The True Story of Tokyo Rose Review Announcement graphic

In the December 15th Issue of Kirkus Reviews, Mike Weedall’s book, Iva: The True Story of Tokyo Rose, documenting the story of Iva Toguri was named one of the top Indie reads of the year. Written as historical fiction, the story of this courageous woman has been getting national attention. Recently, the Ninth Circuit Court…

Member News: New Release by Larry Bradley

Trials new release

Eugene author Larry Bradley announced the release of Trials—Two cousins, cancer, and the doctors who fought to save their lives. In this narrative nonfiction, Bradley follows the personal journal of two sisters, each of whom had a son diagnosed with leukemia twenty years apart. The story of the two boys tracks perhaps the most miraculous…

Member News: WeScreenplay Winner

Squished by shaun radecki

FilmLab alum Shaun Radecki won the 2020 WeScreenplay Shorts Contest judged by Oscar-nominated filmmakers for his original animated short, SQUISHED. He’s currently looking for animators and producing partners to help move this exciting project forward. If you or anyone else you know might be interested please feel free to get in touch! Get more info

Member News: “Obscurity”, Clarke’s Debut Novel

Obscurity Release Graphic

Ryan Clarke, a news and sports reporter for Pamplin Media Group and lifelong Beaverton resident, published his debut novel on Dec. 14 — two weeks before his 25th birthday. The novel, Obscurity, is a blend of noir crime and supernatural horror. Daniel Bishop and Andre Gibson are best friends leading a life of crime in…

Member News: New Book Published about Childlessness

Love or Children: When You Can't Have Both Announcement Graphic

Sue Fagalde Lick, co-chair of the Coast Chapter, announces the publication of her new book, Love or Children: When You Can’t Have Both. Based on her Childless by Marriage blog, the book offers the best of more than 700 posts and resulting comments about relationships where one’s partner is unable or unwilling to have children.…

Member News: Release of New Christmas Novel

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Just in time for holiday reading, local author Bill Cullen’s new novel Christmas Adrift is now available. Take an unforgettable journey through the Christmas holidays as experienced by those living in the shadows of society. Set in Portland, Oregon, the book follows a cast of misfits living aboard the St. Remy, an old tugboat plying…

Member News: Livestream Reading, Jason Tanamor with Grace Talusan

Tanamor and Talusan livestream reading

Annie Bloom’s welcomes Portland author Jason Tanamor for a livestream reading from his latest novel, Vampires of Portlandia. He will be in conversation with Grace Talusan, author of The Body Papers. Jason Tanamor is the critically acclaimed author of the novels Anonymous and Drama Dolls. His new novel Vampires of Portlandia is an urban fantasy…

Member News: Finding Meaningful Work for Millennials and GenZ’s

AN authentic human's guide to finding meaningful work released

Millennials and Gen Z’s:• Get a lot of bad career advice. • Decide to go to college (despite the soul-crushing debt), then wonder… what did I really learn?   They take jobs they think will satisfy them, and soon learn, they don’t. Trial and error are a tough way to build a career. Their friends are in…

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…