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!
With her recent passing on March 25, 2021, the world has collectively mourned the loss of one of the greatest authors in our history. It all started here in Oregon, where she took inspiration from her early childhood memories growing up in areas such as Portland and Yamhill.
For authors and artists who don’t have access to publishing technology or spaces to create, print, and publish their work, there are distinct barriers to doing what they love. However, there is an incredible nonprofit organization right here in Portland that seeks to break down these barriers and make publishing affordable and accessible to all.
Told with breathtaking imagery and imbued with compassion, THE STEP BACK examines the loneliness that sometimes accompanies the transition from adolescence to adulthood, which can take a true reckoning to overcome.
The collection’s newest title, FINDING THE VEIN, is a murder mystery that takes place at Heritage Camp, a summer camp for adopted children. It follows the story of teenage camper Isaac and Detective Mikie O’Malley as they try to solve the case of a murdered camp counselor.
It’s helpful to have a fictional way to explore the potential fallout that faces us when our government makes decisions about our bodies. These novels offer context and shine a beam of empathy into a situation that has become highly politicized. Ravenous for more information, I took a dive into digital conversations surrounding health, reproductive rights, and motherhood.