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Member News: Steven Mayfield to Appear on Book Spiel

Steven Mayfield and M. Allen Cunningham will discuss their novels, Treasure of the Blue Whale and Q & A on Book Spiel, January 27, 2021 at 4 PM PST. Treasure of the Blue Whale (Regal House) was included as one of Shelf Unbound’s 100 Notable Books of 2020. It was a finalist for the 2020…

Member News: Murder by The Sea Named Best Mystery

LezReviewBooks named Deni Starr’s Murder by The Sea Best Mystery for 2020. From Lex, the reviewer: “Like all good mysteries, this book had an exciting climax. Not to brag but I was very proud of myself for figuring out the mystery but damn the ending! It was so good! While it won’t be a surprise…

Member News: Book Release- Democracy in Silhouette: Poems

Democracy in Silhouette Release Graphic

Democracy in Silhouette: Poems, a recently released book of poetry that examines the roles that everyday people, those in power, and corporations play in the struggle to protect democracy from autocracy, corpocracy, and complacency. This succinct collection of poems explores current events, history, tradition, progress, and beliefs while seeking solutions grounded in love and connection.…

Member News: Kirkus Names IVA a Top Indie Book

Iva: The True Story of Tokyo Rose Review Announcement graphic

In the December 15th Issue of Kirkus Reviews, Mike Weedall’s book, Iva: The True Story of Tokyo Rose, documenting the story of Iva Toguri was named one of the top Indie reads of the year. Written as historical fiction, the story of this courageous woman has been getting national attention. Recently, the Ninth Circuit Court…

Member News: New Release by Larry Bradley

Trials new release

Eugene author Larry Bradley announced the release of Trials—Two cousins, cancer, and the doctors who fought to save their lives. In this narrative nonfiction, Bradley follows the personal journal of two sisters, each of whom had a son diagnosed with leukemia twenty years apart. The story of the two boys tracks perhaps the most miraculous…

Member News: WeScreenplay Winner

Squished by shaun radecki

FilmLab alum Shaun Radecki won the 2020 WeScreenplay Shorts Contest judged by Oscar-nominated filmmakers for his original animated short, SQUISHED. He’s currently looking for animators and producing partners to help move this exciting project forward. If you or anyone else you know might be interested please feel free to get in touch! Get more info

Member News: “Obscurity”, Clarke’s Debut Novel

Obscurity Release Graphic

Ryan Clarke, a news and sports reporter for Pamplin Media Group and lifelong Beaverton resident, published his debut novel on Dec. 14 — two weeks before his 25th birthday. The novel, Obscurity, is a blend of noir crime and supernatural horror. Daniel Bishop and Andre Gibson are best friends leading a life of crime in…

Member News: New Book Published about Childlessness

Love or Children: When You Can't Have Both Announcement Graphic

Sue Fagalde Lick, co-chair of the Coast Chapter, announces the publication of her new book, Love or Children: When You Can’t Have Both. Based on her Childless by Marriage blog, the book offers the best of more than 700 posts and resulting comments about relationships where one’s partner is unable or unwilling to have children.…

Member News: Release of New Christmas Novel

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Just in time for holiday reading, local author Bill Cullen’s new novel Christmas Adrift is now available. Take an unforgettable journey through the Christmas holidays as experienced by those living in the shadows of society. Set in Portland, Oregon, the book follows a cast of misfits living aboard the St. Remy, an old tugboat plying…

Member News: Livestream Reading, Jason Tanamor with Grace Talusan

Tanamor and Talusan livestream reading

Annie Bloom’s welcomes Portland author Jason Tanamor for a livestream reading from his latest novel, Vampires of Portlandia. He will be in conversation with Grace Talusan, author of The Body Papers. Jason Tanamor is the critically acclaimed author of the novels Anonymous and Drama Dolls. His new novel Vampires of Portlandia is an urban fantasy…