So you need an author website (and blog)? Start here.

You’re a writer, not a computer geek. And now you’re expected to launch an author website and a blog and you get on the Internet and come across a publishing or design expert who will do it all for you for the “bargain” price of $3,500 (or more). Stop right there. Too many authors spend way too much …

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Fabulous event benefiting Sanctuary One

Last night, the gorgeous Jacksonville Barn Co. hosted a wonderful event to benefit Sanctuary One, the amazing Jacksonville care farm that rescues animals and promotes mutual healing through those who visit the farm and work with the animals. The champagne flowed, fabulous items were raffled off, and the evening was filled with generosity, from the …

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An interview with Among Animals contributor Rosalie Loewen

An interview with Among Animals contributor Rosalie Loewen (“The Boto’s Child”) Q: What inspired “The Boto’s Child”? A: I wrote this story when my first child was still very young. For me parenting is joyful and rewarding but also frightening and painful; from the birth onward, there is the wrenching process of letting your children go.  As …

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The GMO battle comes to Ashland

Ashland, Oregon, is located at a the southern end of the Rogue Valley, which is a long but narrow stretch of land. As such, small family farms dominate the region, which has resulted in vibrant farmers’ markets and plenty of truly local food (and wine). Because this valley is so small, genetically modified crops endanger …

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Congratulations to Karen Joy Fowler, winner of the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award

We are thrilled to hear the news that Karen Joy Fowler (our judge for this year’s Siskiyou Prize) is the winner of the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award for her amazing novel We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves. As the Washington Post writes, “With its disturbing portrayal of the abuse that chimps endure, We Are All Completely …

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