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Member News: Alex and The Shaming Monster Released

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You know what is scarier than Halloween? Shame! Shaming another person, is a behavior that has become more accepted in society. It is different than feeling ashamed for an action that you decide is wrong. Shaming may occur with malice or by accident but each has equally devastating effects. The fourth book in the “Alex…

Member News: When Heroes Flew — MWSA Gold Medal winner

When Heroes Flew MWSA award

When Heroes Flew, a novel by H. W. “Buzz” Bernard, has been awarded a Gold Medal in historical fiction by the Military Writers Society of America. The novel is a tale of extraordinary bravery in WWII, based on the true story of one of the most historic air raids ever flown. With perspectives from American—including…

Member News: Book Launch and Reading by Sarina Dorie

Wrath of the Tooth Fairy graphic

Friday, October 9, 2020 at 4 PM – 5 PMWrath of the Tooth FairyShe’s a fairy godmother in tooth fairy clothing. He’s a bogeyman too nosy for his own good. Together, they’ll take down corruption in the magical world . . . or join it. This event includes an author reading, Q & A with…

Member News: Poem Recently Published

Sue Fagalde Lick poem

Sue Fagalde Lick, co-chair of the Coast Chapter, was a featured poet at Poetry Super Highway Sept. 21-27 with her poem “Finders Keeps in the Time of COVID-19.” Her poem “Is Anyone Driving to Seal Rock?” appears in the Fall 2020 issue of Portland-based Windfall literary magazine. Find out more

Member News: Ted Ficken’s Book Published


I am excited to announce the publication of my book, Music of Hate, Music for Healing: Paired Stories from the Hate Music Industry and the Profession of Music Therapy. The book includes 14 paired stories which illustrate the contrasts, relationships, similarities, differences, and juxtapositions between two uses of music. Each pair teaches readers about hate…

Member News: Supercosmic Power through Small Presses

How much would you give to sit down with a traditionally published author and pick their brain about the ins and outs of working with a small press? How about two? Grab a notebook, a pen, and a magic lamp to harness some incredible insight from two of The Parliament House’s most successful authors: Jason…

Member News: Midnight Beach, Port Stirling Mystery Series Book 2

midnight beach kay jennings

Midnight Beach, Book 2 in the Port Stirling Mystery Series is available now. A brutally murdered federal agent and distrust among his close colleagues greet Port Stirling Police Chief Matt Horning as he faces down a second homicide in his new Oregon hometown. Native Oregonian Kay Jennings is back with book two in her exciting…

Member News: Nancy Lane to Present at an Annie Bloom’s Books Event

Nancy Lane will introduce her debut short story collection, Pretty Chrysanthemum and Other Stories, published by Open Books Publishing, on Monday, September 28 at 7:00 PM., during a livestream event hosted by Annie Bloom’s Books. These sixteen stories remind readers how family is at the core of human experience and how relationships, especially between parent…

Member News: Catherine A. Hamilton’s Fall Author Events

Join Willamette Writers member and author Catherine A. Hamilton for these live and virtual events celebrating her debut novel, Victoria’s War: Book Club Event: September 21, 2020 at 6:30 Live Chat with Author Catherine A. Hamilton “Read A Little Wine A Lot” book club is hosting a discussion of the novel. Livestream Virtual Reading: September…