Donelle Knudsen Wins First Honorable Mention in Oregon Writers Colony 2016 Contest

I have good news to share. Earlier, Oregon Writers Colony selected two of my three entries as finalists in the Narrative Nonfiction Short Story category. Angels Come in Many Sizes earned Honorable Mention and Desert Rose or A Blooming Miracle earned First Honorable Mention. I will attend the Awards Ceremony in December to read a portion of Desert Rose or A Blooming Miracle. I want to thank my Wordherders for their encouragement and support. By Donelle

Pardon My French

Allen Johnson‘s latest book, Pardon My French: How a Grumpy American Fell in Love with France, is scheduled for release in October but you can pre-order it now. Here’s the skinny, from Amazon: To make a friend is a joy. To make a friend in another country is a wonderment—a small miracle. Pardon My French follows the lives of an American couple who have embraced a daunting mission: Not to be spectators in France, but… Read More

In the Wake of Lewis and Clark

In 2014, C. Mark Smith was asked by the American Queen Steamboat Company, which operates the American Empress cruise ship on the Columbia River, to write a short history of the Lewis and Clark Expedition that their passengers could reference as they cruise the Snake and Columbia rivers. In the Wake of Lewis and Clark: From the Mountains to the Sea, was published in 2015. The book is designed to help American Empress passengers… Read More

Community Godfather

Author C. Mark Smith has written Community Godfather: How Sam Volpentest shaped the history of Hanford and the Tri-Cities. From Amazon… He was known as Mr. Tri-Cities, Mr. Sam, the Man from Hanford, the Godfather of the Tri-Cities, and, occasionally, by far less flattering terms. For more than 60 years, just about everyone at Hanford and in the Tri-Cities knew who Sam Volpentest was, even if they didn’t fully understand the ways in which… Read More

Respect the Work

Respect the Work; Republishing Books in the Public Domain by Barbara Seiders … describes shortcuts taken by publishers who seek to profit from the creative work of others without demonstrating respect for the original creative endeavor. Respect the Work was written in the hopes that readers will identify — and avoid — poor quality productions, and choose to support publishers who produce quality editions that honor original authors. Books in the public… Read More

A Month in Mongolia

From Amazon, A Month in Mongolia by Barbara Seiders… … is a photographic travelogue and reminiscence of time spent in this fascinating country. For those who are contemplating travel of their own to Mongolia, A Month in Mongolia serves as companion to a guidebook such as the Lonely Planet guide for Mongolia and a detailed topographical map. Seiders has traveled around the world — Paris, London, Geneva, Moscow, Vienna — during her… Read More

Breaking the Code

From Amazon, on Breaking the Code written by Karen Fisher Alaniz… Our parents are our most unexplored mystery. Whether close or distant to us, we see them as “parent,” rarely knowing or thinking about the person that they are outside that role. So few of us get to discover that person inside, even if it may be just a question away. Like many, Karen grew up with a father who was always… Read More

Raising Cain

In 2011, author C. Mark Smith published Raising Cain: The Life and Politics of Senator Harry P. Cain. From Amazon … Decades ago, Harry Cain warned, “It is possible to become so safe that nobody can be free.” Still the conflict rages on between individual freedom and national security. C. Mark Smith’s Raising Cain profiles a complex and controversial public servant who remained true to one goal supporting the rights of the… Read More

Original Loss Revisited

A follow-on to her earlier book, Original Loss, Donna Underwood revisits the topic of grieving. Original Loss Revisited: From Response to Integration delves into the problems caused by unresolved grief that can last for years or decades and ways to address these unresolved losses.

Grief Works

This book by Donna Reutzel Underwood deals with the necessity of grief work when death comes suddenly, unexpected, uninvited and sometimes violently.