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 on May 3. She was interviewed by Nancy Christie yesterday about choosing manuscripts for Forest Avenue Press, especially […]


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 navigating the situations life throws at us, especially including putting pen to paper (or fingertips to the keyboard).” The reviewer adds, “The fishing portions ring true, too, […]

PNBA Wrapup

Forest Avenue Press exhibited at the fall Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association tradeshow in Tacoma, Washington–and wow, did we have a great time meeting lots of booksellers, librarians, authors, reps, and other bookish people. Authors Dan Berne, Kate Gray, and Ellen Urbani helped staff the booth during the three-day tradeshow event at the Hotel Murano. The next one will […]

Cool Down in August with Alaskan Authors

PORTLAND – Three Oregon authors with books set in Alaska will read at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, at Another Read Through, 3932 N Mississippi Ave. C.B. Bernard of Portland, author of Chasing Alaska: A Portrait of the Last Frontier Then and Now, Dan Berne of Portland, author of The Gods of Second Chances, and Nancy Slavin of Tillamook, […]

Giveaway: First Chapter

Now that we’ve launched Dan Berne’s spectacular, rip-roaring debut novel, The Gods of Second Chances, we want to share it with more readers. And in a blatant appetite-whetting strategy, we’re presenting the first chapter of the novel as a PDF document, free, here on our site, to download. TGOSC chapter 1 giveaway Bestselling author Rachael Herron […]