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Alaina Smith Featured in Be Grateful

Alaina Smith is pleased to share that five of her short writings about gratitude were among those chosen to be featured in Portland Mall Management Inc.’s “Be Grateful” event. “Be Grateful” starts at noon on 11/16/15, downtown, but the signs with phrases about gratitude will likely stay up until November ends. You’ll find the signs…

Tim Hicks’ Last Stop Before Tomorrow Signing 11/28 in Eugene

Tim Hicks’ new novel, Last Stop Before Tomorrow, is now available (eBook and paper) wherever you buy your books. For those in or near enough to Eugene, Tim will host a book launch party at Tsunami Books in Eugene, (2585 Willamette St.), on Saturday, Nov. 28th at 5:00 p.m., during which he’ll talk about the…

Join Cindy Brown Book Launch Party

Book Launch Party for Cindy Brown! Join Cindy Brown, her theatrical pals, & Annie Bloom’s Books as they launch The Sound of Murder, a new mystery from the award-winning Henery Press. The free festivities will be held Thursday, October 8 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at O’Connor’s Vault, 7850 Southwest Capitol Highway, Portland, OR. It’ll be an evening of comedy,…

Steve Theme Launches Asphalt Asylum 10/10 at MAC

All are welcome to the launch for Steve Theme‘s new book, Asphalt Asylum, the Roads of Change. This memoir takes readers on a 7,000-mile hitchhiking trek punctuated with danger and transformation. Steve’s short story “Getting Boiled” appeared in the inaugural issue of the Willamette Writers Timberline Review. Oct. 10, 7:30 – 9:00 Multnomah Arts Center…

Mindy Halleck Wins Writer’s Digest Award

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Author Mindy Halleck won the Writer’s Digest ‘Your Story 66’ fiction writing competition in July. Out of 300 entries “A Mother’s Confession” by Mindy Halleck was selected as the winner. Halleck’s story will appear in an upcoming issue of Writer’s Digest. To read the story now, visit Writer’s Digest at http://ow.ly/PQulB. Halleck will be teaching two…

Buzz Bernard’s Eyewall Amazon Flagship Deal 7/25

H. W. “Buzz” Bernard’s number-one Kindle best seller, EYEWALL, has been selected as Amazon’s “Flagship” Daily Deal for Saturday, July 25th. EYEWALL, called a “perfect summer read” by one reviewer, is a gripping tale of an Air Force Hurricane Hunter that crash lands on St. Simons Island, Georgia, in the face of an on-rushing Category…

Vanessa MacLellan’s Three Great Lies Launches August 6th

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Vanessa MacLellan’s debut novel, Three Great Lies, launches at Cedar Hill’s Crossing Powell’s August 6th, at 7 pm. While vacationing in Egypt, Jeannette Walker, a cynical scientist, visits a newly discovered tomb. Inside the chamber she tumbles down a shaft and 3000 years back in time. In a world where deities walk the streets and…