Tag Archives: Oregon writers

Powell’s Top Fives for 2012

I’ve always loved Powell’s Books in Portland. In fact, I moved here, sight unseen, in 2001, after reading about Powell’s and figuring a place with a giant independent bookstore surely would be a good place for a writer to live. … Continue reading

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Book of the Year and Other News

I’m new to being a small press publisher, with my first title just released in October, and I’ve already learned how much time marketing and setting up readings takes away from working with the words themselves. I’ve also learned that … Continue reading

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Revisions: One Year Later

Around this time last year, I went to my novel critique group and listened to my peers talk about the first draft of┬áLost Notes, my 19th century historical novel. This is what I wrote about the results of that process: … Continue reading

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Visiting The Bookshelf Muse, My Radio Interview with Sheila Hamilton and More Good News!

I’m so excited to be a guest over at The Bookshelf Muse today, sharing details about my experience using the Espresso Book Machine as the Forest Avenue Press printer and primary distributor. In Why I Love the Espresso Book Machine, … Continue reading

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The Radio Station on Halloween

I visited the PacWest Center in downtown Portland this morning to record a short segment with radio personality Sheila Hamilton. She’s a dynamic force in the local media community, and I’ve been listening to her since I moved to Oregon … Continue reading

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Reading in Public

Next Saturday I’ll be reading a piece of my novel aloud at our inaugural┬áBrave on the Page event! I haven’t read in front of an audience since April 2005–or maybe it was 2006. Back then I was honored by an … Continue reading

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Wordstock Highlights

I spent a lot of time at the Espresso Book Machine booth during Wordstock, so I didn’t see as many panels or readings as I usually do. Nevertheless, here are some highlights: Talking to two of my friends, who introduced … Continue reading

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