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Member News: Hotel San Blas by Stephen John Walker

This is a story about a primitive three-room hotel resting atop a coral island on the north coast of Panama—no electricity, no running water, no telephone, and guests must bring their own food. Everyone who comes to the hotel has life-changing experiences including Dr. Roger Feldman. At the height of the war in Vietnam, Feldman’s…

Member News: Happy Hour for Screenwriters

ISA THIRD THURSDAYS PDX kicks off its “fall season” with a bang on September 19thwith guest speaker JONATHAN RAYMOND — author and Emmy-nominated TV/screenwriter (Mildred Pierce, Meek’s Cutoff, Night Moves, First Cow). A truly rare opportunity to hang out with a very special writer and screenwriter — who collaborates often with the fabulous director, Kelly Reichardt. WHEN:…

New Group Forming

Member News: New Group Forming Member announcement – A new group is forming: a self-help support group for authors looking for ideas for promotion and sales of their books. The first meeting will be Sunday, Oct. 13 @ 4 PM at Starbucks, 2880 S.E. Powell in Portland. For more info contact Deni at deni97202@yahoo.com.  …

Cooper’s Loot by Rick E. George

It’s 1972, but the Neanderthal editors of Bev Wikowski’s newspaper don’t have a clue. They’ve assigned her to the Women’s Pages. They put her desk near the door so she can greet newsroom visitors. It’s a wonder they haven’t asked her to make coffee. So when Bev receives an offer to help find the buried…

Author Event in McMinnville

McMinnville Center for the Arts (MECA) is inviting Romance writers to attend “An Evening with Oregon Writers” for Romance Awareness month on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to display and sell your books, meet other authors and artists, and enjoy an evening surrounded by beautiful art. If…

Susan DuMond Publishes “Another Place Called Home”

Susan DuMond’s memoir, Another Place Called Home: Surviving Foster Care, revisits six teenage years in a group foster care home. Told in the young girl’s voice, the story reveals what any foster child would want to be known: how their futures seem to be made from sadness and thin air. And how mentoring can save…

Member News: Lake Oswego author at Barnes & Noble Bridgeport

Riley Costello will be signing copies of her novel, Waiting at Hayden’s, and modeling some of its shoppable fashions at the Bridgeport Barnes & Noble in Tigard on Saturday, July 6 at 12:00 noon. She Reads recently named Waiting at Hayden’s a “best beach read”. Fox News says it is “flipping the script on traditional…

Member News: Portland Author Launches New Mystery Series

Portland author Kay Jennings is so excited to announce the publication of her debut mystery novel, Shallow Waters. Her story is set on the southern coast of Oregon, and while it is a stand-alone book, Jennings is planning a 3-part series. Shallow Waters is available at Ingram and Amazon, and at bookstores and libraries throughout…

Waking The Dead by Kerry Blaisdell

Five stars from The Paranormal Romance Guild and others! Hyacinth always assumed dying would simplify her life. But when her new boss Archangel Michael sends her to Germany to retrieve a relic coveted by Satan, all Hell breaks loose. Literally. Waking the Dead by Kerry Blaisdell, the sequel to RITA®-, Booksellers Best- and Royal Palm-nominated…

New Book: Oregon’s African American Loggers

“But Not Jim Crow: Family Memories of African American Loggers in Maxville, Oregon,” by Pearl Alice Marsh, PhD, is an original work about African American loggers and their families, who between 1923 -1945 came to a railroad logging town in Oregon named Maxville to escape the harrowing reality of southern racism and for better wages.…