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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 Release — Touch the Sky

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Touch the Sky by Jean Rover was recently released. Something’s amiss in Oregon’s backcountry. A teacher spots a scruffy stranger loitering near the Forest Lake grade school, and there’s a young boy missing in a neighboring county. Then eight-year-old Cody Benson, on an outing with his grandfather in the Big Bat Wilderness area, vanishes. Ken…

Member News: Author Event — Nancy Lane at Eugene Public Library

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Nancy Lane, author of Pretty Chrysanthemum and Other Stories, will present her book and insights into writing and finding a publisher at the in-person author talk on December 9, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Join Nancy in the Bascom-Tykeson Room on the library’s first floor. The library address and phone number are: 100 W. 10th Avenue,…

Member News: New Release — All That Crumbles

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All That Crumbles: A Cascadian Earthquake Novel is One Second After, but without the gun violence. Earthquakes are the greatest ghost stories ever told. They are suddenly everywhere around us, unseen but for the destruction they cause. As a CERT volunteer, Bridget Good hopes this story inspires you to get 2-Weeks-Ready. There is a ghost…

Member News: New Release — Pearl Harbor’s Final Warning

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Valarie J Anderson’s Pearl Harbor’s Final Warning published on August 29th. On 7 December 1941, Washington sent a message to its Pacific outposts about a potential Japanese attack. All but Pearl Harbor received it in time to prepare. New information from the archives of George Street, District Manager of RCA-Honolulu, exposes the fatal flaws that…

Member News: New Release — The Sagebrush Hotel Tontine

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The Sagebrush Hotel Tontine, the newest novel by Lawrence Powers, writing as L. Wade Powers, was published on 18 October by Luminare Press of Eugene. A fortune in bullion shared by a small town group of amateur poker players, a touch of romance and a bit of murder, set in northeastern California.

Member News: New Release — Oro de Tontos

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Willamette Writers Member Tom Larsen’s Short story Oro de Tontos (Translation: “Fool’s Gold”), featuring Ecuadorian P.I. Wilson Salinas, appears in the November / December issue of “Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine.” Tom is the 2020 Winner of the Black Orchid Novella Award, presented by the Nero Wolfe Society.

Member News: New Release — Running Out of Words for Afterwards

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A new book of poems, Running Out of Words for Afterwards, by poet and translator David Hargreaves, released on October 15. Hargreaves was born in Detroit and has lived in Oregon since 1979. His translated collection The Blossoms of Sixty-Four Sunsets by Nepal Bhasa (Newāh) poet Durga Lal Shrestha was published in 2014 in Kathmandu,…

Member News: New Release — Lady of the Play

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Lady of the Play, a new historical novel by Deena Lindstedt, was published by Wings ePress and became available on October 5, 2021. Lady of the Play is the untold story of the other Shakespeare, Elizabeth Trentham. Her secret life is revealed from her childhood in Staffordshire, England, to the ten years she was maid…

Member News: Author Event — Buried Truths

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Author Elsa Wolf is pleased to announce that several book clubs have read her paperback novel, Buried Truths: A Daughter’s Tale, and asked her to appear as a guest speaker. She hopes to be invited to more events. This tale is about the deception surrounding Heidi’s adoption in 1958, and the evolution of her life.…

Member News: New Release — Small Business Experience Marketing

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The timing is perfect for small business owners to take advantage of the practical ideas and low-cost ways to grow and thrive with the new book, Small Business Experience Marketing. Written by community event consultant Bridget Bayer, this innovative manual of best practices shows how to create memorable experiences by tickling all the senses and…