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AUTHORS

Florence
Pattie Brooks Anderson, children’s books, novelist, illustrator
Cy Bishop, speculative fiction
Judy Fleagle, historic non-fiction, guides, memoir (Co-founder FFOB)
Christopher Huntingdon, dystopian fiction
Ellen Huntingdon, dystopian fiction
Marie Neder, non-fiction
Karen D. Nichols, novelist, poet, and illustrator
Carolyn Nordahl, fiction, light reading with recipes included in one book
Richard Nordahl, fiction, light reading with focus on animals
Nancy Rhodes, fiction, adventure and suspense

Other coastal towns
Patsy Brookshire (South Beach) novels set in Oregon and poetry inspired by the coast                                                                                                              Patricia Brown (small town on Oregon coast) mystery series                      Leslie Compton (Gleneden Beach) historical, creative non-fiction and
memoir––aging, grief & bereavement
H.S. Contino (North Bend) historic non-fiction shipwrecks
Suzanne Parrott (aka Sumi Fyhrie) children’s books
Lori Tobias (Newport) novels

Eugene/Springfield
Lynn Ash, memoir
Joe R. Blakely, prolific writer of non-fiction & fiction
Evelyn Searle Hess, memoir and literary journalism
Hope Lyda, spiritual practice (prayers, devotions, spiritual direction) and writing practice with book of 365 writing prompts
Guy Maynard, historical fiction about anti-war and counterculture
movements of ‘60s and ‘70s.
Donna McFarland, children’s books, music, and how-to for self-publishing authors
Sharleen Nelson, historical/fantasy novels
William “Bill” Sullivan, prolific writer of hiking guides, fiction, non-
fiction, histories (Friday afternoon panelist)
Bob Welch, very eclectic writer, non-fiction (Friday afternoon panelist)

Near Eugene
Ken Babbs (Dexter) fiction and burlesque (defined as an historical
occurrence embellished with inventions and exaggerations)                                 
Bonnie J. Olin (Junction City) non-fiction adventure narrative
David Turner (Junction City) local history

Portland
Marianne Worth Rudd, adventure memoir
Francesca G. Varela, environmentally themed novels
George Byron Wright, adult literary fiction

Northern Willamette Valley
Lee Barckmann (Wilsonville) novelist
Roger McReynolds (Gresham) updates Charles Spurgeon books, as well as
other classics, for today’s readers
Jean Moule (Stayton) non-fiction, collected columns from a magazine for
young people
Chris Smart (Gresham) age 19, an author since 11, who writes sci-fi
fantasy and adventure novels for young adults

Salem
Solber Martinez, fantasy & poetry

Central Oregon
Melody Carlson (Sisters) prolific writer of Romance and books for teens &
tweens (Friday night Keynote Speaker)
Les Joslin (Bend) mostly non-fiction about Central Oregon outdoors
Glenn Voelz (Bend) Military thriller and espionage, satire, dark humor, and
geopolitical intrigue

Southern Oregon                                                                                                            Stephen Christiansen (Roseburg) high fantasy fiction (including a dark elf
series), sci-fi dystopian novels, and a modern thriller
Nancy Lane (Medford) short stories                                                                            Linda Lockhard (Medford) historical and western romance
Candice Thomas (Grants Pass) juvenile fiction in picture books and early
readers and youth non-fiction, which includes teen bible studies

WRITERS GROUP

Siuslaw School District Writers (Florence) Elementary through high
school students work under the guidance of Kassy Keppol to publish books.

PUBLISHERS

Dan Armstrong/Mud City Press (Eugene) publishes his own fiction––
mostly historical fiction. Other writers he’s published include fiction, non-
fiction, and memoir.
First Steps Publishing/Suzanne Parrott (Gleneden Beach) is a traditional
publisher with editors, designers, and marketing experts.
GladEye Press/Jeff Bolkan (Springfield) is a publishing company
specializing in regional non-fiction and general fiction.
Maple Creek Press/Robert Serra (Siltcoos), publisher of fine books in many genres.
Oregon State University Press (Corvallis) published books about the
Pacific Northwest for past 60 years, playing a vital role in the region’s literary
life.