Thur, 16 Oct: Lunch with Author Susan Fletcher at Book Nest

Thursday, 16 October at Noon at Book Nest (located in Indulge Antiques, Springfield)

Susan Fletcher is the author of eleven books for young readers including The Dragon Chronicles series and The Shadow Spinner. To research her novels, she has explored lava tubes and sea caves, ridden in a glider, and cut up baby chicks and mice for a gyrfalcon’s dinner. She has also traveled along the Silk Road in Iran to research ancient settings for Alphabet of Dreams, and explored the canals and glass studios of Venice and Murano for Falcon in the Glass. Her books have been translated into seven languages. The winner of two Oregon Book Awards, Susan has also won the Willamette Writers’ Distinguished Author Award and the Oregon Council of Teachers of English’s Oregon Spirit Award. She lives in Hillsboro and is on the faculty of Vermont College of Fine Arts. Learn more here!

Directions to Indulge! Antiques: From 105, take the Mohawk exit. Pass Bi-mart and Dutch Bros. and turn left at the next light. In the parking lot, take a jog to the left, then go straight back (away from Mohawk), between the two large buildings.  Indulge is on the back side of the building on the left, with the entrance facing 18th St.


Fall Author Lunches

ØThurs., Oct. 23, noon: Steve McQuiddy, author of Here on the Edge, a historical look at a group of WWII conscientious objectors housed at a Civilian Public Service Camp in Waldport.


ØThurs., Oct. 30, noon: Dorothy Velasco, local writer, historian, playwright, and author of Springfield: Between Two Rivers, a beautifully illustrated and thoroughly researched history of our town. Co-written with her daughter Mara Velasco.


ØThurs., Nov. 6, noon: Jaye Bennett, local educator and author of Girl at Arms, young adult historical fiction about Joan of Arc.


ØFri., Nov. 14, noon: Arwen Spicer, Portland-area writing instructor and author of the science fiction novel The Hour before Morning.


ØThurs., Nov. 20, noon: Martha Magee, author of Twenty-Five Days around the Manger and Ebenezer and Ninety-Eight Friends. With her ninety-nine-year-old mother, Georgia Lou Aker, author of Grandma’s Almanac.


ØThurs., Dec. 4, noon: Michael Pungercar, author of The Promise Kept, the story of a man who served with a WWII bomb group. Michael is the son of a B-17 radio operator and founder of the local Honor Flight chapter for WWII veterans.  


ØThurs., Dec. 11, noon: Kathleen Ruckman, essayist, author of Who is God? and other picture books, and contributor to two Christmas in my Heart story collections.


ØThurs., Dec. 18, noon: Bob Welch, Register Guard columnist and author of Resolve, Easy Company Soldier, American Nightingale, 52 Little Lessons from It’s a Wonderful Life, and his newest release, 52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables.