Cat’s Paw Launch Party, featuring Mollie Hunt

Cat's PawMollie Hunt will be at Cat’s Paw Launch Party, at 7 p.m. Friday, November 10, 2016. The Cat’s Paw Launch Party happens at Another Read Through Bookstore, 3932 N Mississippi Ave., Portland.

I’m excited to announce my third Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery, Cat’s Paw. Come join me at our wonderful Portland independent bookstore, Another Read Through, for reading, signing, questions, and fun. It’s a celebration, so of course Champagne and cake will be served.


Yoga & Writing Workshop, featuring Phyllis Thompson

Manzanita Dunes

Phyllis Thompson will lead a workshop titled Yoga & Writing: Refreshing Body, Mind, and Community, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, October 22, 2016. The workshop happens at Tranquil Treasure beach house, P.O. Box 1091, Manzanita, Oregon.

The price is $110, due October 11. A $25 deposit reserves a place.

Phyllis Thompson, writer, and Theresa Hanks, yoga, offer a one-day workshop to renew visions that connect your purpose and the world. A unique blend of private, playful writing with quiet, joyful yoga in lovely spaces can nourish the spirit.

No experience required. For information, call Theresa Hanks at (503) 521-6148 or email


Launch Party Scheduled for D’Norgia Price’s New Book, Seedlings

The official launch party for D’Norgia Price’s new novel, Seedlings, will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 22, 2016, at Another Read Through Bookstore, 3932 N. Mississippi Avenue
Portland, Oregon.


How to Write a Nonfiction Book Proposal, featuring Maggie Stuckey

Maggie StuckeyMaggie Stuckey will present Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Book Proposals But Didn’t Know Who to Ask: How to Write a Nonfiction Book Proposal at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 6. The event happens at St Helens Library, 375 S 18th St., St Helens, Oregon.

In this free workshop, Portland author Maggie Stuckey will describe the purpose of the proposal and the in-house reviewing process, explain the standard proposal format, and detail each element and all the necessary nuts and bolts. Maggie is the author of 11 books under her own name and 20-some others as ghostwriter or collaborator. All are nonfiction and most were published by one of the big-name New York houses. Lots of handouts, plentiful Q&A.


Changing the World Through Fiction, featuring Mollie Hunt

Mollie HuntMollie Hunt will present Changing the World Through Fiction: Introducing altruism without using soapbox rhetoric (or putting your reader to sleep), at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. The event happens at Reedville Presbyterian Church, 2785 SW 209th Avenue, Aloha.

Reading, questions, and discussion: As an animal rescue advocate, I raise awareness of our companion animals and the ways we can help them. As a fiction writer, I create an engaging and entertaining story. By introducing characters and situations involving animal welfare into my cat mysteries, my readers come away with something beyond a pleasant read.


Counterbalance, by Fred Melden

Counterbalance, by Fred MeldenFred Melden is the author of a new book, Counterbalance, a novel of eco-activism published by CreateSpace.

CounterbalanceFred Melden, author of five poetry chapbooks and a non-fiction work on education, announces the publication of his first novel.

Science mixes with mysticism. Technology joins with ancient culture. In Counterbalance we meet Esther and her old friends, some new friends, a mystic, perhaps a killer or two. And perhaps there are some secrets about herself she needs to learn.

Readings in the Portland area will be held, but none scheduled at this time.
Counterbalance is available at Amazon.

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Keeping Company with the Bishop, by CJ Ruff

CJ RuffCJ Ruff is the author of a new book, Keeping Company with the Bishop, a factual story published by Andrews UK Limited.

This is a factual story about my friendship with someone who began suffering from Alzheimer’s disease during the last years of his life. I hope it will prove to be an inspiration to anyone who has ever known and/or experienced the loss of someone through Alzheimer’s. It is also a story that I hope will rekindle society’s love for all of humankind whether it be the unborn with unknown possibilities or the oldest who have made countless and often untold contributions to society.

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In Ordinary Time, by CJ Ruff

CJ RuffCJ Ruff is the author of a new book, In Ordinary Time, a collection of fictional short stories published by Andrews UK Limited.

In Ordinary TimeIn Ordinary Time is a collection of short stories surrounding characters whose struggles are compelling and reality based. These heroes fight the good fight, find their destiny, and make every attempt to right their wrongs. They are a unique group of characters with special gifts. To say there is always a happy ending to each story would be an untruth; but there is always an ending that everyone can live with, because life and its purpose have been discovered, understood, and acted upon.

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Arsenic with Austen, by Katherine Bolger Hyde

Katherine Bolger HydeKatherine Bolger Hyde is the author of a new book, Arsenic with Austen, a cozy mystery published by Minotaur Books (Macmillan).

Arsenic with AustenWhen Emily Cavanaugh inherits a fortune from her great aunt, she expects her life to change. She doesn’t expect to embark on a murder investigation, confront the man who broke her heart 35 years before, and nearly lose her own life.

Arsenic with Austen is inspired by Katherine’s work in Colonyhouse, and the town is based on Rockaway Beach, where Colonyhouse is located.

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New Book: The Girl Immigrant, by Patricia Ruiz Steele

Patricia Ruiz SteelePatricia Ruiz Steele is the author of a new book, The Girl Immigrant, a work of historical fiction/genealogy published by Plumeria Press.

The Girl ImmigrantHawaii! Manuela’s small Spanish village buzzed with tales of life in a faraway land free from starvation and angst in 1911. She and her family board the SS Orteric, bound for the Hawaiian Islands. Sugar plantation owners wanted immigrants and promised the world. This 9-year-old girl embarks on a life-changing journey that encapsulates many immigrants at that time to eventually immigrate to America. She was the author’s grandmother, and the story is based on true accounts and documents over time.

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