Three Authors, One Fabulous Workshop!

Postponed: On February 22nd, join Bill Cameron, Dana Haynes, and April Henry for a day-long workshop on writing process, character development, and plot. Due to inclement weather the weekend of February 8th, this event has been postponed. It will now take place on...
Gregory Nokes to Speak October 1st

Gregory Nokes to Speak October 1st

On Tuesday, October 1st, at the Old Church in downtown Portland, Willamette Writers welcomes local author, Gregory Nokes, who will speak to the membership about the challenges of researching obscure historical events and of contriving believable scenes in historical...

Sharon Davis Appleman Wins Writer’s Digest Award

Sharon Davis (SD) Appleman won first place for her story, “Going Under,” in the Genre category of the 2013 Writer’s Digest’s Annual Competition. The story will be listed in the November/December 2013 issue of Writer’s Digest Magazine and...
Homicide Sergeant Thornton Savage of the NYPD is back!

Homicide Sergeant Thornton Savage of the NYPD is back!

All five novels of John Mackie’s Thornton Savage NYPD series once again have life.  They have been re-published and are available now through Amazon Kindle! MANHATTAN SOUTH  MANHATTAN NORTH EAST SIDE WEST SIDE  TO KILL A QUEEN A seventeen-year veteran of the NYPD,...
New Book: Murder at Cape Foulweather

New Book: Murder at Cape Foulweather

Fat Lady Press, known for its humorous mysteries, has released its newest novel, Murder at Cape Foulweather, the first in a series by the Sun City Sluts. The five Sun City Sluts, fortyish, fast and full of hell, attend a writing workshop at a remote lodge on the...
Creating Dynamic Story People

Creating Dynamic Story People

PORTLAND, OR: Characters are at the heart of all compelling fiction. Commercial fiction, short stories, or the Great American Novel – they all have at their heart at least one character who touches readers in unexpected ways. An upcoming Oregon Writers Colony...