Ingrid Thoft wins Spotted Owl for Duplicity

Ingrid Thoft wins Spotted Owl for Duplicity

The Friends of Mystery is proud to announce our 2018 Spotted Owl Award Winner, Ingrid Thoft for Duplicity. The rest of our finalists are: Robert Dugoni for Close to Home Matthew Sullivan for Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore Mike Lawson for K Street G.M. Ford for...
Writers Conference: The Mechanics of Murder

Writers Conference: The Mechanics of Murder

Behind the Book: The Mechanics of Murder Eugene, OR August 25-27, 2017 Wordcrafters of Eugene, Oregon is hosting an amazing educational event for writers called Behind the Book: The Mechanics of Murder. In this weekend-long conference, Wordcrafters welcomes authors...
Bloody Thursday Move to The Old Church

Bloody Thursday Move to The Old Church

Starting with our January Bloody Thursday, the Friends of Mystery is moving to The Old Church. This beautiful location in downtown Portland is known by many as a destination for lectures, musical performances, and other public events. To kick off our tenure at The Old...
Cain and Shaw Receive 2014 Spotted Owl Awards

Cain and Shaw Receive 2014 Spotted Owl Awards

Chelsea Cain and Johnny Shaw have been chosen as recipients of the twentieth annual Friends of Mystery Spotted Award. Cain is receiving her award for her book, One Kick, published in August 2014 by Simon & Schuster. Johnny Shaw is receiving his award for his...
Write to Publish 2015

Write to Publish 2015

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...
Stumptown Lit Coming in October

Stumptown Lit Coming in October

Stumptown Lit: A Festival for Readers comes to Portland this October. Oregon Writers Colony’s fall festival for readers and writers, Stumptown Lit, will be Sunday, October 19, 2014, in Cheatham Hall of the World Forestry Center in Portland. This day long event will...