A Simplified Map of the Real World

WordFest Conversation Features Stevan Allred

Stevan Allred, author of A Simplified Map of the Real World, appears in conversation as part of WordFest, hosted by Alan Rose. WordFest is based in Longview, Washington, and features sessions with authors, which are then recorded and shared on the regional KLTV network. "It was a delight to read your book, and what it most reminded me of was Spoon River Anthology, a … [Continue Reading]

“Work: An Evening of Stories”

“Work: An Evening of Stories” is the theme for the thirteenth annual Writers Night, sponsored by The Estacada Area Arts Commission.  The event returns to the Springwater Grange at 7 p.m., April 18. This year's event will feature hosts Joanna Rose and Stevan Allred, novelist Mark Pomeroy, and memoirist and short story writer Jean Hart. Writers Night is free and open to the … [Continue Reading]

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Dan Berne Gods of Second Chances


Dan Berne's The Gods of Second Chances, featuring an Alaskan fisherman, has been reviewed in National Fisherman. Here's an excerpt: "The authors offer inspirational stories filled with humor and wisdom for … [Continue Reading]

Our Next Title: The Remnants by Robert Hill

The Remnants, Robert Hill’s second novel, set during the twilight days of the once-utopian community of New Eden, is forthcoming from Forest Avenue Press in spring 2016. “With his signature wit and wordplay, … [Continue Reading]

Carry the Sky by Kate Gray

Carry the Sky Tops a List of “Outsider Fiction”

Carry the Sky by Kate Gray is being featured on a list of "outsider"-themed novels put together by a Multnomah County librarian. "Sometimes it's easiest to truly see a family, a culture, a society from the … [Continue Reading]


Froelich’s Ladder by Jamie Duclos-Yourdon

Forest Avenue Press will publish Froelich’s Ladder, Jamie Duclos-Yourdon’s magical debut novel, as part of its 2016/17 catalog. Uncle Froelich nurses a decades-old family grudge from his perch atop a giant … [Continue Reading]



Forest Avenue Press is open for national novel submissions through March 5, seeking two literary novels for our 2017 catalog. Our titles are infused with a fresh, complex, sometimes nutty, and often-wondrous … [Continue Reading]

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Ellen Urbani in The New York Times

Author Ellen Urbani's essay,  "A Flower Delivery That Brought More Pain Than Pleasure," is being featured in The New York Times's Modern Love column. Read this stunning piece here. Ellen's debut novel, … [Continue Reading]

Dan Berne Gods of Second Chances

Best of 2014: The Gods of Second Chances

Dan Berne's The Gods of Second Chances was named a Powell's Staff Top 5s selection for 2014. Staff members pick their top five books of the year, and the lists are featured throughout the next year on the … [Continue Reading]

Carry the Sky: Best of 2014 by Bustle

Award-winning poet Kate Gray's debut novel, Carry the Sky, was named a best book of 2014 in the Bustle staff annual roundup. Read "Writers Pick Their Best Books of 2014 Because Rumor Round Here Is We … [Continue Reading]

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