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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: Debut Novel — Brushed Off

M. Lee Musgrave - debut novel

M. Lee Musgrave’s novel Brushed Off debuted on March 11, via Black Rose Publishing. An early review: “Who is killing artists in L.A.? TV art show host James Terra finds himself racing to help his homicide detective buddy unravel a puzzle as urgent as a splatter painting and as complex as an Escher drawing. Musgrave’s…

Member News: Debut Novel — The Wave

kristen Crusoe Debut Novel

Kristen Crusoe’s debut novel The Wave, was launched March 25, 2021 by RedDoor Press in the UK, and will be followed by the US launch June 1, 2021. The Wave explores the emotional complexity of family life. Vulnerable and powerful, this story focuses on how suffering, self-realization and the power of love can heal even…

Member News: Author Event with Nancy Lane

Nancy Lane Event Announcement Graphic

Nancy Lane, author of Pretty Chrysanthemum and Other Stories, is featured in the March 13, 2021 virtual workshop, “The Writing Journey: Goals, process, craft” hosted by Josephine Community Library. Tackle goal setting, the process, and the craft of both writing and publishing and hear Nancy’s firsthand experience about her road to getting published! The free,…

Member News: Steven Mayfield to Appear on Book Spiel

Steven Mayfield and M. Allen Cunningham will discuss their novels, Treasure of the Blue Whale and Q & A on Book Spiel, January 27, 2021 at 4 PM PST. Treasure of the Blue Whale (Regal House) was included as one of Shelf Unbound’s 100 Notable Books of 2020. It was a finalist for the 2020…

Member News: Murder by The Sea Named Best Mystery

LezReviewBooks named Deni Starr’s Murder by The Sea Best Mystery for 2020. From Lex, the reviewer: “Like all good mysteries, this book had an exciting climax. Not to brag but I was very proud of myself for figuring out the mystery but damn the ending! It was so good! While it won’t be a surprise…

Member News: Book Release- Democracy in Silhouette: Poems

Democracy in Silhouette Release Graphic

Democracy in Silhouette: Poems, a recently released book of poetry that examines the roles that everyday people, those in power, and corporations play in the struggle to protect democracy from autocracy, corpocracy, and complacency. This succinct collection of poems explores current events, history, tradition, progress, and beliefs while seeking solutions grounded in love and connection.…

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