Monthly Archives: March 2013

Success Stories: Polly Dugan’s Big Book News

You know the dream? The dream that starts with a call from an agent and continues with a two-book deal with a major New York publisher? I’m so excited to announce that Polly Dugan, an Oregon writer I know, is … Continue reading

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A Bit of Sweetness (From Chapter Four)

I promised myself I’d get back into my novel this month. Forest Avenue Press will still be my primary focus, but I want to make room in my life for Henri, my protagonist now languishing in Chapter Four, draft two, … Continue reading

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The Amazing Amanda Coplin

Imagine an overflow crowd of readers, asking questions about your characters as if they were real people. I was one of the few people at Annie Bloom’s Books in Portland on Monday night who hadn’t yet experienced The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin. … Continue reading

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Giving Back to the Writing Community

I celebrated my birthday last week, and a friend asked how I was going to top last year. I thought about that comment all day and realized I don’t want to try. I had an amazing personal and professional year, including … Continue reading

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