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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: Deliverance Mary Fields, First African American Woman Star Route Mail Carrier in the United States: A Montana History by Miantae Metcalf McConnell

Willamette Writers member Miantae Metcalf McConnell‘s book Deliverance Mary Fields, First African American Woman Star Route Mail Carrier in the United States: A Montana History was released Sep 20, 2016 and a giveaway for the book is currently available. Emancipated slave, Mary Fields, perseveres to transform the lives of nuns, Indians, homesteaders, and in the process,…

Congratulations, Jennifer Owenby!

The Truth She Knew offers an honest and powerful glimpse into mental illness, the meaning of true love, and the psychological waltz that a daughter dances as she endures her mother’s unpredictable emotions, manipulation, and abuse. Jennifer has been contacted by a Hollywood producer concerning the story. Congratulations, Jennifer! The Truth She Knew is available…

Member Announcement: Benjamin Gorman’s The Digital Storm

One of our Willamette Writers, Benjamin Gorman, has a podcast – The Digital Storm – which retells Shakespeare’s The Tempest as a science fiction story. The show offers some opportunities for Willamette Writers to promote your own writing. Besides sponsoring a show, you can submit to have a character named after you, provide feedback on the…

Lori Tobias’ Wander Available August 29th from Red Hen Press

Wander, a novel by Lori Tobias, launches August 29 from Red Hen Press imprint Boreal Books. Wander is a tale about love, loss and betrayal set in the frigid wild of Alaska, where a young news reporter faces the winter alone, discovering too late that the biggest threat lies not in the harsh landscape around…

Erin Ritch’s YA Fantasy “Myth” Released

Myth, by Erin Ritch

Shogun dreams of becoming a woodsman like his grandfather; to fly between the trees and listen to their stories. But his father wants to keep him rooted on the ground and far away from his childhood friend, a girl of the sea named Madigan who can control the elements. Beyond their little corner of the…

Evan Morgan Williams’ Thorn Wins Gold Medal

Evan Morgan Williams’ book of short stories, Thorn, recently won a gold medal in the 2016 Independent Publishers Book Awards (the “IPPY” Awards). Williams’ book is published by BkMk Press (University of Missouri-Kansas City). Set mainly in the West, the stories are realistic fictions about characters making the hard choices of life. Williams will be…

Warren Bull’s No Happy Endings Released by Avignon Press

Award-winning author Warren Bull’s new short story collection No Happy Endings has been released by Avignon Press. One definition of noir is “no happy endings.” Don’t expect any last minute reprieves. They aren’t going to happen. Dark desires spiral inexorably down toward disaster. Bad choices lead to dangerous consequences. A sucker never gets an even…