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Member News: Book Launch

Tasche Laine’s Book Launch Event for her second book, CHAMELEON, is Thursday, April 11th, 7:00 p.m., at Another Read Through (3932 N Mississippi Ave, Portland). CHAMELEON is a domestic thriller about a single mom who meets an alluring psychotherapist who isn’t what he seems. Adept at manipulation, Geoffrey toys with Tara’s mind, compelling her to…

Member News: DEBRIEFING THE DEAD is a 2019 RITA® Award Finalist

Member Kerry Blaisdell is thrilled to announce that her debut novel DEBRIEFING THE DEAD is a finalist in the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA® Awards contest. To celebrate, the ebook will be on sale for $0.99 April 4-May 3, 2019! Read this award-winning novel before the sequel, WAKING THE DEAD, comes out on May…

Member News: Writing Horses

“WRITING HORSES: An exploration of the horse-human interface, writing, and the creative process Saturday, May 4 2019, 10:00 am-5:00 pm at Rocking B Farms in Ridgefield, WA (30-45 minutes from Portland, OR, 20 minutes from Vancouver, WA). Writers and horse lovers of all levels of experience are welcome! From an early age horses develop connections…

Member News: Julie Whipple Presents at McMenamins Kennedy School

Award-winning journalist and author Julie Whipple will present her book, Crash Course on April 29 at McMenamins Kennedy School History Pub Series. https://www.mcmenamins.com/events/197517-crash-course-the-portland-air-disaster-that-made-history-and-changed-history. Crash Course is the true story about the Portland crash of United Flight 173. Find out how it changed our lives, and how a three-year-old orphan named Lisa fought powerful foes to…

Member News: Valerie J. Brooks Reading at Annie Bloom’s

“Valerie J. Brooks will be celebrating her Portland launch of her femmes-noir REVENGE IN 3 PARTS with a reading and book signing on Thursday, April 25 from 7-8 at Annie Bloom’s Bookstore, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, Oregon. “REVENGE IN 3 PARTS is a swift, seductive, menacing tale of extortion and murder. Like the great…

Member News: Don’t Read This Book

DON’T READ THIS BOOK. It’s a book you should read … about a book you shouldn’t read. Vampires, werewolves, golems, necromancers, and a high speed chase through the UK and France to the catacombs under Paris, all center around a writer trying to keep her manuscript out of the wrong hands. Magdalena Wallace is the…

Member News: Earth Day 2019: Finalist for Oregon Book Award

Mary DeMocker’s book, The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution: 100 Ways to Build a Fossil-Free Future, Raise Empowered Kids, and Still Get a Good Night’s Sleep (New World Library, 2018), is a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. Her book, a lively, empowering, and do-able blueprint for changing our system—not just our light bulbs–has been…

Member News: Author Reading/Signing

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I’ll be signing copies of my debut novel, PERIL IN PARADISE, during an open house at Jan’s, 12320 SW 1st St, Beaverton, OR 97005, from 1-3:00 pm on April 6th. Looking forward to seeing you then.

Member News: Philip Kenney featured as AWP’S Member in the Spotlight

Willamette Writers member, Philip Kenney, author of The Writer’s Crucible will be featured as AWP’s Member in the Spotlight for the month of March. In the Spotlight features members who exemplify the AWP mission. His selection coincides with the arrival in Portland of the 2019 AWP Conference scheduled for March 27-30 at the Oregon Convention…