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Tim Hicks Book Signing February 4th at Another Read Through

Tim Hicks will be reading from his new novel, Last Stop Before Tomorrow, in Portland at Another Read Through (3932 N. Mississippi Ave.) Thursday, February 4th at 7:00 p.m. The novel tackles the subject of climate change. Some unsolicited responses to the novel… Long time since I have read a book where the language and…

Leigh Goodison Hosts Book Launch 1/16

Leigh Goodison (pen name for Leona Grieve, Managing Editor of The Willamette Writer) cordially invites the Willamette Writer membership to the official book launch of her thriller, The Jigsaw Man, Saturday, January 16th, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Vintage Books, 6613 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661 http://www.vintage-books.com Leigh will also be signing…

Carolyn J. Rose’s NO SUBSTITUTE FOR MISTAKES Available

Carolyn J. Rose’s NO SUBSTITUTE FOR MISTAKES, the 5th book in the Subbing isn’t for Sissies series, is now available on Amazon. When substitute teacher Barbara Reed agrees to fill in for an instructor at a juvenile detention facility, she fears it’s a huge mistake. The job is stressful and confining. But Barb needs a…

Alaina Smith Featured in Be Grateful

Alaina Smith is pleased to share that five of her short writings about gratitude were among those chosen to be featured in Portland Mall Management Inc.’s “Be Grateful” event. “Be Grateful” starts at noon on 11/16/15, downtown, but the signs with phrases about gratitude will likely stay up until November ends. You’ll find the signs…

Tim Hicks’ Last Stop Before Tomorrow Signing 11/28 in Eugene

Tim Hicks’ new novel, Last Stop Before Tomorrow, is now available (eBook and paper) wherever you buy your books. For those in or near enough to Eugene, Tim will host a book launch party at Tsunami Books in Eugene, (2585 Willamette St.), on Saturday, Nov. 28th at 5:00 p.m., during which he’ll talk about the…

Join Cindy Brown Book Launch Party

Book Launch Party for Cindy Brown! Join Cindy Brown, her theatrical pals, & Annie Bloom’s Books as they launch The Sound of Murder, a new mystery from the award-winning Henery Press. The free festivities will be held Thursday, October 8 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at O’Connor’s Vault, 7850 Southwest Capitol Highway, Portland, OR. It’ll be an evening of comedy,…

Steve Theme Launches Asphalt Asylum 10/10 at MAC

All are welcome to the launch for Steve Theme‘s new book, Asphalt Asylum, the Roads of Change. This memoir takes readers on a 7,000-mile hitchhiking trek punctuated with danger and transformation. Steve’s short story “Getting Boiled” appeared in the inaugural issue of the Willamette Writers Timberline Review. Oct. 10, 7:30 – 9:00 Multnomah Arts Center…

Mindy Halleck Wins Writer’s Digest Award

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Author Mindy Halleck won the Writer’s Digest ‘Your Story 66’ fiction writing competition in July. Out of 300 entries “A Mother’s Confession” by Mindy Halleck was selected as the winner. Halleck’s story will appear in an upcoming issue of Writer’s Digest. To read the story now, visit Writer’s Digest at http://ow.ly/PQulB. Halleck will be teaching two…