Category Archives: Journalism

Oregonian Layoffs

Last week, we learned the Oregonian, our newspaper here in Portland, is going to quit daily delivery service. I’ve been a subscriber since 2001. I felt so adult when the first one arrived on my doorstep at the tiny white … Continue reading

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Happy News–and the Shrinking of Newspapers’ Book Coverage

We have a lot of new author interviews coming up in 2013, including Anthony Lee Collins of U-town scheduled for New Year’s Eve. My writer-friend Kristen Forbes had her essay “Dream Girl” published in The Rumpus last week. It’s a candid … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Jon Bell on the Allure of Mount Hood, the Research Process and Tips on Becoming a Freelance Writer

Jon Bell, a full-time freelance writer, turned his love of Mount Hood into a comprehensive book about the mountain. His journalism background shows in how he approaches his 11,245-foot subject from every conceivable angle, including on foot with his wife … Continue reading

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The Book That Wasn’t a Book

In 2000, while working for the Chautauquan Daily as a summer music reporter, I met the bandleader of Independence Jazz Reunion. He hired me to write a biography about the band’s colorful 50-year history. I traveled to Maine and New … Continue reading

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Editing and the Chicago Manual of Style

I recently finished line editing a novel for a writer friend of mine. It was so exciting to work on her story in a professional capacity. And it gave me a reason to do something that was long overdue: buy … Continue reading

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Interview: Caitlin Kelly, ‘Malled’ Author, Discusses Writing About Retail, Meeting Deadlines and Protecting Intellectual Property

Caitlin Kelly is the author of MALLED: MY UNINTENTIONAL CAREER IN RETAIL,  published this spring by Portfolio, the business imprint of Penguin Group. Her memoir offers an insightful take on the retail industry based on her two years as a part-time … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Shasta Kearns Moore on Writing a Novella, Her Newspaper Training and Blogging about Her Twin Sons

It’s my pleasure to welcome the amazing Shasta Kearns Moore to Seven Questions today. She’s a journalist and blogger, and she recently completed her first novella, A TWIST OF FATE. I met Shasta back when she was the always-on-the-go editor … Continue reading

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