Ramiza Shamoun Koya, 1970-2020

The Forest Press community mourns the loss of our author and beloved friend Ramiza Shamoun Koya, age 49, on June 5 after a long battle with cancer. Her vitality, spirit, determination, and talent made a major and lasting impact on the Portland literary community as well as on friends and family around the world. She was […]

Fall 2019: Jackie Shannon Hollis’s THIS PARTICULAR HAPPINESS

Forest Avenue Press has acquired its first memoir, THIS PARTICULAR HAPPINESS, by debut author Jackie Shannon Hollis of Aloha, Oregon. THIS PARTICULAR HAPPINESS explores our most intimate conflicts and desires—about relationships, parenthood, and what makes a life meaningful. Raised in rural Oregon in the 1960s, Jackie Shannon Hollis grew up playing “house” with baby dolls, […]

Blackstone Audio will release Parts per Million as an audiobook

On April 10, when Julia Stoops’s debut novel Parts per Million hits shelves as a paperback, Blackstone Audio is releasing an audiobook edition. It’s available for pre-order now through Downpour, Blackstone’s consumer site, or wherever you prefer to get your audiobooks. If you want to ensure your local library makes copies available, please request it now. […]

Stevan Allred’s audiobook launches today!

Stevan Allred’s linked short story collection, A Simplified Map of the Real World, is out now from Blackstone Audio, narrated by the author and unabridged. Stevan’s debut was also Forest Avenue’s first fiction title, which we published in September 2013. At that time, Stevan read from the book at myriad events and was always asked the […]

The Alehouse at the End of the World

Forest Avenue Press is thrilled to announce the acquisition of Stevan Allred’s debut novel, The Alehouse at the End of the World, an epic comedy set in the sixteenth century, slated for publication in November 2018. Stevan’s well-reviewed short story collection, A Simplified Map of the Real World, launched Forest Avenue’s fiction catalog in 2013, and it remains an […]