November 2019 Member News and Achievements

NOVEMBER MEMBER NEWS

 

Michelle Bader, of Vancouver, Washington, reports that because of a connection made at the 2018 summer conference, she has an article in the current issue of Brio, the Focus on the Family publication for teen girls. It is the first time she’s been published in a magazine.

Jane Daly, who recently moved to Dallas, Oregon, from California, was interviewed by Guideposts about her book The Caregiving Season for an article about dealing with the emotions of caregiving. The article is posted here: https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/family-caregiving/advice-for-caregivers/how-to-deal-with-the-emotions-of-caregiving.

Camille Eide, of Sandy, is releasing her new book, Wings Like a Dove, December 1st. All are invited to her book launch party and book-signing from 3–5 p.m. on the 1st in the Coffee Café at Sandy Assembly of God Church, 39800 Hwy 26, Sandy, Oregon.

Charles E. Harrel, of Portland, contributed a piece to the Christmas-themed Chicken Soup for the Soul book that was released toward the end of October. Title of his piece is “The Repair Shop.” He will be doing a book signing on November 9 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Vancouver Mall Rainbow West Bookstore. (Note: Charles has been published in seven Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies.)

Merrit Hearing, of Milwaukie, and a winner of a 2017 Cascade Award, just released his second book, And Then the Rabbit Bit Me. It’s a fun read about his 30 years as a walking mailman on the same route for 27 of those years, and it includes the emotions of retiring. It can be ordered from Amazon.

Bev Hislop, of Boring, reports that Moody Publishers is releasing a “light refresh” version of her book Shepherding Women in Pain: real women, real issues, and what you need to know to truly help, in April 2020. This is one of several titles she has published on similar topics about ministering to women.

Rosanne Kern, of Beaverton, had a poem published in the spring 2019 edition of The Gem, a Sunday take-home paper.

Jennifer Anne F. Messing, of Portland, had her movie review of the 1972 film version of the classic novel Jane Eyre reprinted in the September 2019 online issue of The Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (OK), in connection with The Bartlesville History Museum’s September showing of Jane Eyre. Jennifer Anne’s next book, Love’s Faithful Promise, another short fiction and poetry collection, will release in print and e-book formats in December. Three of the short stories in her new book were finalists, including one that was the winner, in the 2018 and 2019 Cascade Writing Contest “Published Short Story” category. Catch her latest at www.JenniferAnneMessing.com.

Nora Peacock, of Newberg, released her second novel, Released, on November 1st with a book-signing. This novel continues the story of the Franklin family in the Crescent Ridge series.

Jane Reid, of Tigard, is the author of the October 24 devotional in The Upper Room as well as the guest blogger at https://www.upperroom.org/devotionals/blog-posts/891?fbclid=IwAR2EVXA86XytMuN9cEywSFKHVS2koD_DJ7o_AewsVTdK4Zy27i-SGYfJNoA

Bethany Slom, of Fairview, published her first book (nonfiction), When I Am Weak, in June.

Maria Anne Tolar, of Portland (and one of the signers on the 1984 paperwork when OCW incorporated), had an article on the front page of the October issue of Christian News Northwest about a local ministry. You can read her story at this link: http://cnnw.com/resale-shop-blesses-veterans-and-the-needy/.

Kristen Joy Wilks, of Peshastin, Washington, announces that her romantic comedy Yellowstone Yondering will be released by Pelican Book Group on January 17, 2020. Subtitle is “What happens when a free-spirited photographer clashes with a rule-obsessed park ranger?”

KyLee Woodley, of Scio, had an article accepted by Now What? She pitched it at this year’s summer conference.

Eleven of our members have articles in the October issue of The Christian Journal: Susan Brehmer, of Portland; Jean Davies, of North Bend; Jon Drury, of Vancouver, Washington; LGayle Gustafson, of Portland; Annika Klanderud, of Dundee; Linda Kruschke, of Lake Oswego; Maxine Marsolini, of Happy Valley; Jan Sheerin, of Bend; Beth Vice, of Tillamook; Katie J. Trent, of Maricopa, Arizona; and Kristen Joy Wilks, of Peshastin, Washington.

 

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