National Coverage

Forest Avenue Press is being featured on Drive the District as a small press that keeps books alive. Read the article by Jon Bell here, which talks about how our press was founded. Here’s an excerpt: “As much as Forest Avenue is about innovative publishing and distribution methods, it’s also got one foot planted firmly in the […]

Blurb: Jon Bell

Jon Bell is the author of a book on one of Oregon’s most well-known features: Mount Hood. His first book, On Mount Hood: A Biography of Oregon’s Perilous Peak, was published by Sasquatch Books in 2011, and the paperback version launched earlier this year. When thinking about Oregon writers, writers who get this state, writers who attract […]

Writers’ Night at the Springwater Grange

I read a piece of my fiction in public for the first time in 2005 at the Springwater Grange near Estacada, Oregon. The selection was from the beginning of my finished novel, and I remember practicing, and worrying, and practicing some more, and all those pre-reading nerves. But then, when I arrived at the grange, […]

Annual Springwater Grange Event Features Brave on the Page Contributors

The Estacada Area Arts Commission is sponsoring its eleventh annual Writers Night at the Springwater Grange at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. The Springwater Grange is located at  24591 S. Springwater Road, near the town of Estacada. This year’s event will feature Jon Bell, author of On Mount Hood: A Biography of Oregon’s Perilous Peak. Bell will […]

Being Artsy in Sandy

We had a lovely time participating in the Artist Edge salon at the Lori Ryland.com Gallery yesterday afternoon. The three-hour event included hearing complete stories by Liz Prato and Stevan Allred. Martha Ragland read the first three pages of her cozy mystery novel, then talked about the decisions she made in those pages, which led […]