Jane Kirkpatrick – Guest Author

Jane Kirkpatrick will speak Thursday May 1st at 6:00 at the Tillamook County Library on 1716 3rd st. in Tillamook. The event will sponsor the public library, signed copies of her books will be available at the program.

Her bio from her website, “Jane is inter-nationally recognized for her lively presentations and well-researched stories that encourage and inspire. Her works have appeared in more than 50 publications including Decision, Private Pilot and Daily Guideposts. Jane is the author of 20 books including 17 historical novels. Many of her titles are based on the lives of real people or incidents set authentically in the American West. Her first novel, A Sweetness to the Soul, won the coveted Wrangler Award from the Western Heritage Center. Her works have been finalists for the Christy, Spur, Oregon Book Award, WILLA Literary Award and Reader’s Choice awards. Several of her titles have been Book of the Month and Literary Guild selections.”


The Free – Willy Vlautin

The Free shouldn’t make you feel as good as it does. But when I closed the cover on the last page, I was strangely uplifted. Despite the topic; drug addiction, death, suicide, loss – this book made me laugh, not cry. And it was a deeply engaging novel. More a story of those who are ground up but step away from the mill to find the glowing joy of success in the small things. This is a must read for people from veterans to nurses, to lovers of amazing novels. If you want to meet the author, be here at Cloud and Leaf Saturday April 12 by 7:00. He’ll be here to discuss the novel, answer questions, or chat about anything you fancy.

Manzanita Writers’ Series 2014

April 19th – Poetry Fest: Lisa Steinman and John Sibley Williams
Saturday Workshops 10:00am – 3:30pm

May 2nd – Karen Karbo: Julia Child Rules
Guest Author Speaking: 7:00 pm

May 17th – Independent Press Event – Panel Discussion 1:00-3:00 pm (Forest Ave. Press; Hawthorne Press; Tin House)
Guest Author Speaking: Dan Berne: The Gods of Second Chances 7:00 pm

September 20th – Lindsay Hill: Sea of Hooks
Guest Author Speaking: 7:00 pm

October 18th – 10 am – 3:00 pm Workshop
Guest Author Speaking: Cari Luna: The Revolution of Every Day 7:00 pm

November 15th – Philip Margolin: Worthy Brown’s Daughter
Guest Author Speaking: 7:00 pm