Weatherford Award for Fiction

Weatherford. 1

In late February, four short weeks ago now, a letter arrived in my inbox.   I was on the phone with a big city New York agent working out details for another literary event, for another author, when I clicked open the email from Jason Howard, editor of the Appalachian Heritage at Berea College in Kentucky.  [Read More...]

Radio Interview: Mother of Rain. Appearance The Dalles. Friday 5 p.m.

Gorge News Center Audio Interview with Karen Spears Zacharias, author of Mother of Rain, at Klindt’s tonight on November 15, 2013 ·  Mother of Rain is one of the best books that I have read in the last five years. Karen Spears Zacharias has a wonderful sense of place, a terrific way with dialogue, and firm grip on the emotional [Read More...]

Q & A with Pamela Steele

Greasewood

Oregon Poet Pamela Steele has published a debut novel, GREASEWOOD CREEK (Counterpoint). Avery and her partner Davis live contentedly on an Eastern Oregon ranch until Avery suffers the loss of her and Davis’s newborn child. That loss triggers and revives in her a familiar sense of guilt, one she has carried since childhood.   Steele’s [Read More...]


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