Friends of Mystery Welcomes Baron R. Birtcher, Grant Bywaters, and Warren Easley

On May 24, 2018 Friends of Mystery welcomes Baron R. Birtcher, Grant Bywaters, and Warren Easley for a panel discussion hosted by Bill Cameron.

Photo: Baron R. BirtcherBARON R. BIRTCHER is the author of the bestselling Mike Travis series, and the stand-alones Rain Dogs and South California Purples. Randy Wayne White refers to Mike Travis as “a character who is both likeable and flawed – a credible Travis McGee gone South Pacific native.” Don Winslow says, “You want to read Birtcher’s books, then you want to live in them,” and Publisher’s Weekly has referred to Baron’s writing as “The Real Deal.”

Birtcher has received starred reviews and critical raves from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Booklist, and has been nominated for a number of awards including the Lefty, the Nero, the Claymore, Foreword Reviews’ Best of 2017, and is a three-time recipient of the Silver Falchion. He can be reached on the web at

Photo: Grant BywatersGRANT BYWATERS has worked as a licensed private investigator and his debut novel, The Red Storm, was the winner of the Minotaur Books/PWA Best First Private Eye Novel Competition, and a 2015 Shamus Nominee for Best First Novel. Bywaters lives outside of Portland, Oregon, and holds a B.S. in psychology from Portland State University.

Photo: Warren EasleyFormerly a research scientists and international business executive, WARREN EASLEY lives outside Portland with his wife and wonder dog, Theo. When he’s not writing the Cal Claxton Oregon Mysteries for Poisoned Pen Press, he’s usually fly fishing, skiing, hiking, or tutoring GED students. The fifth book in the Claxton series, Blood for Wine, is set in the Oregon Wine country. Always the assiduous researcher, he found it necessary to taste copious amounts of vintage pinot noir in order to write with authenticity. He received a Kay Snow Award for fiction in 2012 and was named the Northwest Up and Coming Author in 2017, both honors bestowed by Willamette Writers.

Bloody Thursday is free and open to the public. The reception begins at 7:00 pm, with the program following at 7:30 pm at TaborSpace. Refreshments will be available during the reception.

Meeting Location: TaborSpace, Copeland Commons Room

TaborSpace is located at 5441 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97215. Tri-Met Bus line #15 drops off off right by the door. There is a parking adjacent to the facility, as well as street parking.