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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 Book Contract – Tangled Darkness

Thanks to the Willamette Writers community and so many others, I’m thrilled to announce my first book contract. As the COVID lockdown took hold in 2020, I launched into crime fiction writing. Many drafts later my psychological thriller, TANGLED DARKNESS, will be published by Rowan Prose Publishing in the middle of 2025. The story in…

Member News: Listen Up! A New Local Radio Program – NW Book Talk

A new radio program, NW Book Talk, will be airing on KXRW.FM a local, independent radio station in Vancouver, WA starting February 14th, 2024. The show will feature local authors (fiction and nonfiction), book coaches, publishers, educators, bookstores, book events and all things book related. It’s a great opportunity for book promotion for published authors…

Member News: Book Release – Brighter Than Her Fears

Lisa Ard’s debut adult historical fiction novel, Brighter Than Her Fears, publishes Jan 16, 2024. MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW says “Historical fiction readers interested in stories of post-Civil-War America … and the changing status of women who rose to new power in the war’s aftermath … will find this story of thirty-year-old Alice Harris … compelling,”…

Member News: Event- Book Marketing for the Humble Salon

Join writers in Portland, New Orleans, and London among other communities around the world for this month’s Writing for the Soul of the World salon when Dr. Hazel hosts Cristina Deptula, founder of the book publicity agency Authors Large and Small. Christina is a publicist, writer, and magazine editor who is experienced in both academic…

Member News: Seeking Play Submissions

Oregon and Washington playwrights are invited to submit new plays to the 2024 Majestic 8 Ten-Minute Play Festival. Eight winning plays will be performed at the Majestic Theatre in Corvallis on June 14 and June 15. Submission Deadline: February 25, 2024. Guidelines: 2-5 characters max, running time: 10 minutes max, minimal sound/light requirements, simple set.…

Member News: Book Launch – Water

WATER is the second novel in the Cal Jamison Mystery Series. It is a murder mystery based in Central Oregon. WATER will be launched: Sunday, January 14, 2024, between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm at the Willamette Valley Vineyards Tasting Room, 300 NE 3rd Street in McMinnville, Oregon. The author, Linda Kuhlmann, will discuss this…

Member News: December Tales II with LouAnn Blocker

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Vancouver Chapter Member LouAnn Blocker is pleased to announce that her short story, I’ll Fly Away, has been published alongside 36 other talented writers in this sequel anthology to 2021’s December Tales. December Tales II features a collection of thirty-seven chilling new and encore ghost stories, by both established and new authors. The perfect anthology of…