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Harvest Writing Contest Entry Deadline...

Harvest Writing Contest Entry Deadline

Entries for the Central Oregon Writers Guild’s 8th annual Harvest Writing will be accepted until midnight on August 16th. The contest is open to residents of Oregon. This is a great opportunity to gain constructive feedback from a panel of judges and polish your writing, plus a chance to be published in the 2015 Winners Collection book. The top 10 winners will read their entries at a special Showcase Event, to be held on the evening of October 24th at the Hampton Inn and Suites, in Bend, OR. Winning entries will be featured in the Central Oregon Writers Guild 2015 Harvest Writing Contest Winners Collection, a book published each...

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Blood-Letter #128

Blood-Letter #128

In this issue of the Blood-Letter: a preview of our May guest, Les Zaitz, the Spotted Owl Award, and more! May 2015 CONTENTS: BLOODY THURSDAY May 28, 2015: Investigative Reporter Les Zaitz Spotted Owl Award Announced Author Spotlight: The Bone Tree, by Greg Iles Upcoming Conferences for Mystery Lovers Member News Submissions Needed Bloody Thursday, May 28, 2015: Friends of Mystery Welcomes Les Zaitz, Investigative Reporter Les Zaitz is a native Oregonian, born in St. Helens and currently living on his ranch near Bates, Oregon. By profession, he is a senior investigative reporter and newsroom coach for The Oregonian. He specializes in complex investigations (financial, political, terrorism) and also monitors...

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River City nominated for Benjamin Franklin Award...

River City by Doc Macomber, and its publisher, Floating Word Press, LLC have been nominated as a Top Three Finalist in the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Awards under the Mystery and Suspense Category. The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, which include fifty-five categories recognizing excellence in book editorial and design, are regarded as one of the highest national honors for independent publishers. For more info:...

Bloody Thursday 2014-2015 Season Schedule...

The schedule is set for the 2014-2015 Bloody Thursday Season! September 25, 2014: Authors Mike Lawson & Ingrid Thoft November 20, 2014: Author Greg Olsen January 22, 2015: Bill Middleton (former Sherwood Chief of Police) March 26, 2015: Author Lisa Alber May 28, 2015: Les Zaitz (Investigative Reporter for The...

Bloody Thursday 2014-2015 Season Schedule
posted on: Jun 9, 2014 | author: FOM

Harvest Writing Contest Entry Deadline...

Entries for the Central Oregon Writers Guild’s 8th annual Harvest Writing will be accepted until midnight on August 16th. The contest is open to residents of Oregon. This is a great opportunity to gain constructive feedback from a panel of judges and polish your writing, plus a chance to be published in the 2015 Winners Collection book. The top 10 winners will read their entries at a special Showcase Event, to be held on the evening of October 24th at the Hampton Inn and Suites, in Bend, OR. Winning entries will be featured in the Central Oregon Writers Guild 2015 Harvest Writing Contest Winners Collection, a book published each year following the writing contest. Winners will also receive...

Harvest Writing Contest Entry Deadline
posted on: Aug 2, 2015 | author: FOM

Blood-Letter #127

In this issue of the Blood-Letter: a preview of our March guest, Lisa Alber, awards, and more! March 2015 CONTENTS: BLOODY THURSDAY March 26, 2015: Welcomes Lisa Alber 2015 Left Coast Crime Awards Presented Edgar Award Nominees Announced Upcoming Conferences for Mystery Lovers Member News Submissions Needed BLOODY THURSDAY March 26, 2015: Welcomes Lisa Alber Lisa Alber is the recipient of an Elizabeth George Foundation writing grant and a Walden Fellowship, both of which she received based on early drafts of Kilmoon, her debut mystery. Her short story, “Paddy O’Grady’s Thigh” appeared in Two of the Deadliest (Harper Collins), an anthology edited by Elizabeth George. In addition, Lisa was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for the story “Eileen and...

Blood-Letter #127
posted on: Mar 24, 2015 | author: FOM

Blood-Letter #126

In this issue of the Blood-Letter: a preview of our January guest, Bill Middleton, award, new books, and more! January 2015 CONTENTS: BLOODY THURSDAY January 22, 2015: Welcomes Bill Middleton Gregg Olsen Appearance Postponed And the Winners Were… Spotted Owl Committee in the Home Stretch Books to Consider for the New Year Upcoming Conferences for Mystery Lovers Member News Submissions Needed BLOODY THURSDAY January 22, 2015: Welcomes Bill Middleton Our January speaker is the former chief of police for the city of Sherwood, Oregon from 1995 to 2007. Before coming to Sherwood he held the same position in the cities of Escalon, California and Patterson, California. While in Patterson, he also held the title of Special Deputy United...

Blood-Letter #126
posted on: Jan 20, 2015 | author: FOM
Write to Publish 2015

Write to Publish 2015

posted on: Nov 24, 2014 | author: FOM

Join Ooligan Press this winter at Write to Publish 2015, a publishing conference for writers, artists, and other industry professionals. Unlike many conferences, Write to Publish explores more than just the craft of writing. We have searched far and wide for a line up of speakers who will help our attendees better understand the entire publishing process. Get ready to meet and mingle with industry professionals in an intimate setting, attend one of our six panels or three workshops, pitch your manuscript to local agents and publishers, and, most of all, get ready to have your questions answered, learn, and be empowered. Write to Publish 2015 is sure to be an exciting day, and we’re thrilled to have you be a part of it. Learn More. January 31, 2015, 9:00AM–5:30PM Smith Memorial Student Union Portland State University...

Blood-Letter #125

Blood-Letter #125

posted on: Nov 12, 2014 | author: FOM

In this issue of the Blood-Letter: a preview of our November guest, Gregg Olsen, award nominations, mystery magazines, and more! November 2014 CONTENTS: BLOODY THURSDAY November 20, 2014: Welcomes Gregg Olsen FOM Needs Your Help Macavity Award Nominations 2014 Spotted Owl Committee Is Reading Both Returning and New Authors Mystery Magazines: Deadly Pleasures & Mystery Scene Barry Award Nominations Upcoming Conferences for Mystery Lovers Member News Submissions Needed BLOODY THURSDAY November 20, 2014: Welcomes Gregg Olsen A New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author, Olsen has written nine non-fiction books, nine novels, a novella, and contributed a short story to a collection edited by Lee Child.  He has appeared on Dateline NBC, 48 Hours, Deadly Women on Investigation Discovery, Good Morning America, The Early Show, The Today Show, and Entertainment Tonight.  The Deep Dark was named Idaho Book of the Year by the ILA, and...

Blood-Letter #124

Blood-Letter #124

posted on: Sep 15, 2014 | author: FOM

In this issue of the Blood-Letter: a preview of our September Spotted Owl Award presentations, Bouchercon 2014, the return of Kurt Wallander, and more! September 2014 CONTENTS: BLOODY THURSDAY September 28, 2014: Spotted Owl Winners Mike Lawson & Ingrid Thoft Bouchercon 2014 The Spotted Owl Committee Is Busy Reading Friends Of Mystery Has A Full Calendar For 2014-2015 Kurt Wallander Reappears by Jeannette Voss Upcoming Conferences for Mystery Lovers Member News Submissions Needed Bloody Thursday, September 25, 2014: Spotted Owl Winners Mike Lawson & Ingrid Thoft Friends of Mystery is pleased to welcome our 2014 Spotted Owl award winners as our speakers to kick off our 2014-2015 season. Mike Lawson is the award winning author of ten published novels: The Inside Ring, House Secrets, House Divided, and House Blood were all nominated for the Barry Award. House Blood and House Odds were the winners of the 2013 and 2014...

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