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Buzz Bernard’s Eyewall Amazon Flagship Deal 7/25

H. W. “Buzz” Bernard’s number-one Kindle best seller, EYEWALL, has been selected as Amazon’s “Flagship” Daily Deal for Saturday, July 25th. EYEWALL, called a “perfect summer read” by one reviewer, is a gripping tale of an Air Force Hurricane Hunter that crash lands on St. Simons Island, Georgia, in the face of an on-rushing Category…

Vanessa MacLellan’s Three Great Lies Launches August 6th

Three Great Lies book cover

Vanessa MacLellan’s debut novel, Three Great Lies, launches at Cedar Hill’s Crossing Powell’s August 6th, at 7 pm. While vacationing in Egypt, Jeannette Walker, a cynical scientist, visits a newly discovered tomb. Inside the chamber she tumbles down a shaft and 3000 years back in time. In a world where deities walk the streets and…

Elizabeth Lyon’s “Crafting Titles” Available

Crafting Titles is the newest booklet in a fiction craft series by editor-author Elizabeth Lyon. In this helpful craft fiction book, Lyon decodes the mysterious process of finding a title that captures the uniqueness of your novel and makes a lasting impression. Analyzing classic and contemporary fiction, from all genres, Lyon explains when to consider…

Mindy Halleck Wins Short Story Award

Willamette Writers member Mindy Halleck wins fiction writing contest. “Edmonds nonprofit literary organization EPIC Group Writers announced winners of its annual writing contest, including first place winner Mindy Halleck (adult) for The Frenchman.” ‘The Frenchman’ is available to be read on the EPIC website. Mindy Halleck will be teaching 2 writing workshops on August 9th at the Willamette Writers…

John Clark Vincent’s Planting a Future Featured in Sellwood Bee

Willamette Writers board member John Clark Vincent was featured along with his wife, Lisa Holmes, in the latest issue of the Sellwood Bee newspaper. The fact that both Vincent and Holmes have recently published books on subjects of interest to many Oregonians caught the attention of a local reporter. Vincent’s book, Planting a Future: Profiles…

Benjamin Gormin’s YA Novel Available June 12th

Benjamin Gorman

Benjamin Gorman (a member of the Salem chapter) is excited to announce that his second novel, Corporate High School, is being published by Not a Pipe Publishing and will be released on June 12th. This timely YA dystopia describes a future where a single corporation has taken over the world by taking over the public schools.…

Jennifer Brownell Book Launch June 8th, PDX

Monday, June 8 7-8:30 pm, Hillsdale Community Church – UCC (6948 SW Capitol Hwy in Portland). Book launch party for Swim, Ride, Run, Breathe: How I Lost a Triathlon and Caught My Breath by Jennifer Garrison Brownell. More details at