Writers: Protect yourself, and your work

To be a writer is to be vulnerable. We open ourselves up to criticism and rejection (especially rejection). And, sadly, we also open ourselves to predators — mostly the virtual kind, among them those who would take advantage of our never-ending need for reviewers for our books. For example, lately I’ve noticed a spike in …

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Happy New Year!

Happy new year from all of us at Ashland Creek Press! The end of 2019 also marked the closing of Siskiyou Prize submissions, and we’d like to thank all who submitted. This year’s judge is Carol J. Adams, author of The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory, a groundbreaking book that celebrates its 30th …

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Vegan dining in Eugene, Oregon: Cornbread Cafe (again), Part 2

During our last visit to Eugene, we had two breakfasts at our favorite restaurant, Cornbread Cafe. (In case you missed Part 1 of this short series, click here.) Since there were three of us, we got to sample a lot of this amazing cafe’s delicious offerings. Among them: the biscuits and gravy, which comprised beautiful …

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Vegan dining in Eugene, Oregon: Cornbread Cafe (again), Part 1

We can’t get enough of Cornbread Cafe, and every time we visit, it’s even better. During a recent trip to Eugene, we visited the original diner three times in as many days, for one lunch and two breakfasts. It was great to try some new things, as well as enjoy some old favorites, like the …

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Vegan dining in Medford, Oregon: Melange Eatery

What a delight to (finally) have an all-vegan eatery in Southern Oregon! This lovely little restaurant in Medford’s Main Street Marketplace is a treasure. The menu is Asian fusion and offers several raw dishes. Thanks to visiting with friends, I was able to try a sampling of dishes, which most of us enjoyed. We began …

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