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Willamette Writers Features Ellen Urbani

Ellen Urbani's novel, Landfall, is forthcoming from Forest Avenue Press in August, and we're deep into pre-promotion activities. Willamette Writers is hosting Ellen at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2, at the Old Church in Portland, to talk about how to prepare for a book launch. Ellen offers some advice in this article by Peter Field, who organizes the Willamette Writers … [Continue Reading]

Carry the Sky by Kate Gray

Kate Gray at Village Books

Kate Gray, author of Carry the Sky, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at Village Books in Bellingham. Learn more at the Village Books website. Carry the Sky, which debuted last fall, has been well reviewed, including being named a best book of 2014 by Bustle magazine and topping a list of Outsider Fiction from the Multnomah County Library. Here are a few select … [Continue Reading]

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Inside Look at Forest Ave Teamwork, and Other Thursday Updates

All of our authors have been so busy! Here are a few current and upcoming highlights. We'll be running these posts weekly on Thursdays. Liz Prato's debut collection, Baby's on Fire, is due out from Press 53 … [Continue Reading]

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, … [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 … [Continue Reading]

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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