Romance is an incredibly expansive genre, so it is not surprising that each author here offers their own unique take on the signature “happily ever after.” This blog features five romance authors who either hail from Oregon or lived here at some point: Lynda Aicher, Maisey Yates, Cindy Hiday, Catherine Anderson, and Elisabeth Naughton. From contemporary to historical, there is a romance book for everyone. Who knows, you may just fall in love with Oregon along the way!
Sheila E. Gilbert is just one example of how successful editors do things in the world of publishing. It is a treat to get into the mind of an award-winning editor, since most editors are very private and it’s difficult to find information on them. But they are the wizards who bring the best books to the market.
As the new manager for the Ooligan Press website, my team and I have been appointed a task of monumental importance. The work that we do will ultimately end up creating a brand for Ooligan Press, so our work needs to be a genuine representation of our goals and values. Though we are still in the beginning stages of our endeavor, we are excited by what we have accomplished so far.
The screen can’t replicate the smell of a bookstore, the hug of a friend that you meet there, or the simple excitement of seeing an author you love in person. And let’s not forget the palpable energy you feel being in a room full of people who are attentively listening to a reading of delightful prose. Despite these shortcomings, it appears that virtual events have some winning qualities after all.
Because traditional publishing is so saturated with submissions, and is therefore tricky to break into as an emerging author, many new authors decide to self-publish their first book as a sort of stepping stone into mainstream publishing.
The arrival of summer means that our second-year students, including managers, are graduating and moving on from the program, while our new incoming managers are wrapping up their training and preparing to take over their departments for the summer term of classes. It will be interesting to see how these different experiences, learning environments, and mentalities will influence the press in the future.