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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: Spontaneous Revolutions by Liza McQuade

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Spontaneous Revolutions: Seeing America One Pedal at a Time is the story of a middle-aged couple’s spur-of-the-moment bicycle journey across the country. These two out-of-shape, inexperienced cyclists rode from Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine. It took four (sometimes) grueling months. Being overweight and over 50 was one thing. They also knew next to nothing about…

Member News: Six Weeks by Michael R. Lane

Michael R. Lane is proud to announce that his newest novel, Six Weeks, is available now! The Cavanaugh Investigation Agency registered its most profitable year to date. Earnings generated by putting in a lot of overtime. C. J. Cavanaugh’s PI partner, Renita Harris, is on a well-deserved six weeks’ vacation. Not a problem. C. J.…

Member News: Article Featured in Animal Wellness Magazine

The Winter 2023 issue of Animal Wellness magazine will include an article by Portland writer Linda Caradine. Caradine is confirmed animal lover and a frequent contributor to Animal Wellness. She has written on such topics as Canine Cognitive Dysfunction and Adopting a Special Needs Animal. Her current piece deals with Sleep Disorders in Dogs. Caradine…

Member News: New Release – The Kuiper Belt Job

Hugo- and Nebula-winning local author David D. Levine’s new science fiction novel will be released on November 7 2023 from small press Caezik SF&F. THE KUIPER BELT JOB is a caper story in space, a mash-up of OCEAN’S 11 and THE EXPANSE with a dollop of FIREFLY and LEVERAGE. It’s an ensemble piece with complex…

Member News: Book Launch and Party

ELEANOR’S SONG BOOK LAUNCH AND PARTY Award winning author Susan K. Field announces the release of her debut novel, Eleanor’s Song. A coming of age. A thriller. Above all, a story of redemption and hope. And you’re invited to celebrate the book launch with Field at an open house on Sunday, November 5, 2023, from…

Member News: New Release – The Bird That Sang In Color

In her teens, Donna Greco decides that happiness means marriage, children, and wealth. Throughout her life, she pushes her freewheeling, artistic brother, Vincent to adopt this same conventional view. However, he chooses to go his own way and as the years pass, she grows to realize that he may have had the right idea about…

Member News: New Release – Deadly Tides

Sheriff Jax Turner is learning to live again. Holding tight to the hope of reconciling with his FBI agent ex-wife, the wary man is determined to keep his focus on his coastal Oregon community. And after a concerned brother requests a welfare check, Jax is troubled to find the absent surf shop owner’s tracks lead…

Member News: New Release- Getting Lost To Find Home

Caroline Miller’s Memoir Score on Oregon Arts Watch Words of parise for the memoir: “Miller’s strong narrative is evident throughout her memoir, and she is quite eloquent in expressing her belief that we are lost and all of us are trying to find home. She believes that if we do not periodically experience discomfort in…

Member News: New Release – Ready Or Not

As a child, Cody Benson disappeared while on a trek in the snowy Oregon wilderness. A fugitive, wanted for murder, saved him from a freezing death. Now a twenty-six-year-old assistant professor of anthropology, Cody is determined to find his rescuer and secretly resolve his past, but his sideways life is filled with anomalies—guilt, panic attacks,…

Member News: Author Recognized with Multiple Awards

Multiple awards for Willamette Writers member              “Buzz Bernard and his novel WHEN HEROES FLEW: THE ROOF OF THE WORLD were recently honored by two nationally-recognized organizations. On September 23 in Seattle, THE ROOF OF THE WORLD won the Nancy Pearl Book Award for genre fiction novels.  The award is sponsored through the Pacific Northwest Writers…