Christina Weaver wrote stories for her family. After a news article captured her interest, she wrote her first full length work, but upon reviewing it, she wasn’t satisfied. Accepting that she needed to perfect her style, Christina joined an online writing group. There she took classes and honed her craft. Over the next few years she completed the National Novel Writing Month challenge three times. After five of her short stories were published and she won a few writing contests, she encountered something that prompted her to once again try her hand at writing a novel. After years of training and practice she felt confident enough to approach a publisher. The result is the book that inspired her.
At this time Christina is working several novels and short stories as she continues her work as a published author.
Portland 9 Bridges member Kellie Doherty’s debut science fiction novel, Finding Hekate, was published by Desert Palm Press on April 8, 2016.
About “Finding Hecate”
Mia Foley is running away from the attack that changed her life. She’s captain of a new spaceship when the Acedians find her and try blasting her peaceful crew from the black. She must sever her bonds in order to run, again. But she’s grown fond of this crew, particularly Cassidy Gates. Staying with them will jeopardize their safety, and they have much closer fears than the Acedian hunters. Mia’s time is running out. She’s becoming one of them.
Kellie Doherty is a PSU graduate student studying book publishing, aiming to complete her masters this spring. She also has a freelance editing company called Edit Revise Perfect and takes jobs whenever they come her way. When not doing homework, work-work, and trying not to stress out about all the graduation prep, Kellie likes to write and go for walks. Find more information on her website: http://kelliedoherty.com/.
Night People, Book 1 of Things We lost in the Night, A Memoir of Love and Music in the 60s with Stark Naked and the Car Thieves was released in June, 2015. More information, including links for downloading ebook versions can be found on Larry’s website: http://larryjdunlap.com/book/
Night People, Book 1 of Things We lost in the Night
THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS in Larry’s life in 1965 Indianapolis are his suddenly troubled marriage to his high school sweetheart and their two little boys, and his scattered-to-the-winds, singing group. Miraculously reunited with his vocalist friends in distant San Francisco, it’s questionable whether they will survive their clumsy transformation into a working rock ‘n roll nightclub band—or the sacrifices required. He doesn’t know it yet, but as their skills improve, he and his rock and roll band will be plunged into an exhilarating ride that will make them the model for Three Dog Night, take them to mob-run nightclubs, Las Vegas showrooms and backrooms, and famous Hollywood nightclubs and recording studios.
It’s an era of great cultural, sexual, and musical change—and the draft. Larry’s group overcomes, or at least survives the obstacles in their path to achieve hard-won successes. But as their fortunes rise, Larry finds everything he thought he knew about life being challenged, as he attempts to adapt to a new life, a new companion and lover, and the things he finds, and loses, in the tumultuous nights.
Author, poet and Portland 9 Bridges Member, Elisabeth Flaum, has just released one of her stories as an ebook on Smashwords.
A mysterious stranger rescues a young woman from a violent attack. But he’s a mystery even to himself, with no memory of who he is or how he ended up in that dark alley. Nevertheless, she finds herself drawn to him, unaware that solving his mystery will force her to come to terms with her own past – a past she would much rather forget.
Available formats: epub, mobi, pdf, rtf, lrf, pdb, txt & html.
More information and download links can be found here.
Elisabeth Flaum began writing fiction because of Doctor Who and hasn’t yet been able to stop. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where she works in accounting, races dragonboats, and writes poetry about weather.