Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Upcoming Events

There are some great writing/book events coming in December!

December 1: Writers Mixer at Cover to Cover Books in Vancouver, WA

December 2: Oregon Book Awards at the Portland Art Museum

December 4: April Henry will be speaking at the Willamette Writers meeting at The Old Church in Portland

December 8: The St. Helens Writers Guild meets at Fresh Start Cafe in St. Helens, OR

December 11: Women in Portland Publishing's last social of the year at MacTarnahan's

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Sherman Alexie
2007 YA National Book Award Winner

Since I finally finished my “have-to-read” stack of books, this weekend I attacked my “want-to-read” stack. First in line: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie. All I can say is that it was great and fantastic and spectacular…etc, and I’m not partial just because he promoted me to a “volunteer of the gods” when he signed my book at PNBA. The book was just awesome; one of those deep, thought-provoking books that you actually enjoy. If you’re looking for a gift for a young adult (or young adult at heart), check it out!

Also, Debbie Reese has a short video interview of Alexie on her blog at:


Thursday, November 1, 2007

Ooligan Press Open House

Ooligan Press is having an open house November 7, noon to six, at Portland State University. Besides getting to know more about the press and the students who run it, there will be workshops on how to get published, editing, and children's books.

Check it out!