President’s Message

Dear Members,

I want to thank all of you who took advantage of our website PayPal option to join or renew your membership. With your support, we will strive to continue to provide programs to entertain and educate. Upcoming programs include how to write query letters that work, the role and challenges of independent bookstores, and the working relationship between authors and editors.

Once again may I remind you to please fill out the member news form on our website to keep us up-to-date on what’s happening in your writing life—new publications, events, updates, etc. News received by the 20th of the month will be included in the following month’s news.

We are going to keep open the option of having some in-person meetings later in the year, depending on State guidelines. But we are also considering doing combined Zoom/in-person meetings in the future so we can continue to involve participants who do not live in the immediate area. We’ll keep you posted.

Please feel free to contact any of your officers if you have questions or suggestions: Robert Herold, Vice President; Curt Colbert, Treasurer; Peggy Barnett, Secretary.

Charlotte Stuart

Next Meetings:

Further details, including registration info, are available on our Meetings page

April 8: Query Letters That Work, featuring noted writer and speaker Curtis C. Chen.

Once a Silicon Valley software engineer, Curtis C. Chen (陳致宇) now writes stories and runs puzzle games near Portland, OR. He’s the author of the Kangaroo series of funny science fiction spy thrillers and has written for the Serial Box original shows Ninth Step StationMachina, and Echo Park 2060 (forthcoming). Curtis’ short stories have appeared in Playboy Magazine, Daily Science Fiction, Oregon Reads Aloud, and elsewhere.