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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 & Author Appearance — Flat White Fatality

Flat White Fatality

The third novel in Emmeline Duncan’s Ground Rules Mystery Series, Flat White Fatality, was published by Kensington Cozies on May 23rd! From the back cover: A fresh-voiced and witty cozy mystery series set in Portland, Oregon, from rising star Emmeline Duncan, starring twenty-something master barista Sage Caplin. Perfect for coffee-lovers, cozy readers, and fans of…

Member News: Radio Interview — Getting Lost to Find Home

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Caroline Miller talks about her memoir, “Getting Lost to Find Home,” with Avvy Mar, host of KBOO radio’s show “Between the Covers.” Due to be published in November 2023, the book’s early reviews from best-selling authors like Anne Hillerman and Rebecca Morris have stirred the public’s interest. During the hour-long program, Mar probes further into…

Member News: Reading Event — Down a Dark Road

Willamette Writers member Buzz Bernard will present a reading of his newest WWII historical fiction book, DOWN A DARK ROAD at Annie Bloom’s Books. The event will be held between 7 and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23. Annie Bloom’s is located at 7834 S.W. Capital Hwy, Portland. Event details are located here. Follow H.W.…

Member News: New Release — Down A Dark Road

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DOWN A DARK ROAD is a “gut punch of a novel” based on the WWII exploits of a prominent Oregonian, the late Jim Thayer. You’re side-by-side with Jim when, as a young infantry lieutenant, he and his platoon stumble into the very heart of darkness near the end of the war in Europe. The scenes…

NEW RELEASE ― The Wandering Jew of St. Salacious.

The Wandering Jew of St. Salacious

“The Wandering Jew of St. Salacious,” a novel that answers the burning question: what happens when you drop an agnostic Jewish surgeon in a century-old Catholic hospital, where the doctor meets dogma and falls for the CEO? A nun, for God’s sake. Ron Turker, a former comic and surgeon, takes us on the quirky hero’s…

Community News: Discover Beaverton Anthology Submissions and Free Workshop

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Submissions are open now for Discover Beaverton, an anthology of poetry, flash fiction and creative nonfiction, and art highlighting the uniqueness of Beaverton, Oregon. The Lucky Jefferson literary magazine, along with local guest editor Katherine Quevedo, are looking for submissions from writers and artists with a connection to Beaverton, whether you live in the area…

Member News: New Release — The Oratory of Souls

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Spokane’s Lynx House Press has published Corvallis poet Richard Robbins’s seventh book of poems, The Oratory of All Souls. Robbins studied with Richard Hugo and Madeline DeFrees at the University of Montana, where he received his MFA. He has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Society of America. See…

Member News: New Release from Steve Theme

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This is the blurb that convinces you it’s impossible to live without this book. Hodgepodge is a real word. Yet it still doesn’t seem dignified enough to belong in a dictionary. However, this book is a hodgepodge of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, humor, horror and a few things you wouldn’t expect. The pieces are excerpted from…

Member News: New Release — When All Else Fails

When All Else Fails

Lana Hechtman Ayers is proud to present When All Else Fails. Open-hearted and unwavering, Lana Hechtman Ayer’s poems of vivid imagery navigate the reader through a lifetime—a rocky childhood, self-discoveries as a young woman, the many losses of adulthood, then finally learning to anchor one’s existence to beauty. These poems explore growing up with an…

 Member News: New Release — A Deadly Combo

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Karen A. Phillips is proud to present her debut mystery novel, A DEADLY COMBO. What do boxing and vintage trailers have in common? Meet Raquel AKA Rocky Nelson, a retired single woman with an attitude and love for boxing. Sisters Rocky and Bridget are enjoying each other’s company at a vintage trailerfest until they stumble over…