Linda Kuhlmann, Oregon author, has a newly-published novel of family secrets and a stolen race horse, Koenig’s Wonder. She and other local authors will participate in the Grand Opening Celebration of the new Oregon Book and Games store at 150 NE E Street (the corner of E and 7th) in Grants Pass. For more opportunities to visit with Linda Kuhlman at readings and signings, visit her website.
Great news from one of our out-of-state members, Emme Devonish. “I wanted to share with OWC members that I am an Adjunct Professor in the English Department this semester at San Jacinto College in Houston. I am teaching three English composition classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays and I am responsible for approximately 75 students.”
Going sailing tipped the first domino in Christie Gorsline‘s writing career. Now, with the help of a muse at Colonyhouse, her first book will be published this fall by Inkwater Press. Plotting a New Course: Empty Nest to Life Vestis a travel memoir. Faced with job dissatisfaction and children heading to college, Christie and husband Rick grabbed their confusion and shaped it into a vision: they would sail around the world. The first wrinkle was they had no experience sailing and didn’t own a boat. Through images and metaphors recorded in journals during six years at sea, an old way of life unravels and a new tapestry is woven. A segment of the manuscript won first place for non-fiction in the 2009 Willamette Writers Kay Snow Contest. Chapters from the book have appeared in Living Aboard magazine and on National Public Radio.
Don Colburn’s third collection of poetry, a chapbook titled Because You Might Not Remember, is due out in November from Finishing Line Press, where it was a finalist in this year’s national competition.