ATTENTION LOCAL AUTHORS
In 2021, an anthology called Language of Shadows was published by the Cottage Grove Harpies, a local writing group. This book was a collection of short stories, poems, and essays featuring the work of South Lane County authors, with an emphasis on those living in Cottage Grove.
Now it’s 2022 and a new anthology is in the works.
Here's an update on this year's Harpies anthology.
Copies can be purchased at the Book Mine and
Kalapuya Books on Main Street in Cottage Grove.
As contributing authors, each of you are entitled to receive one complimentary copy of the finished book.
We'll be contacting you and asking
for the best way to get your book to you.
The Harpies wish all of you a Happy New Year.
Be well, one and all.
Continue scrolling down for links to purchase both books
and pics of some of our 2021 authors. Plus bios of who we are!
Shannon Pool "Appaloosa Run On" "Field Notes from Ireland"
The Harpies are a Cottage Grove based creative writing group.
We generally meet twice monthly,
providing critiques, conversation, and comradery with our members.
Our goal is to produce a forum for local authors to showcase some of their short stories, essays, and poems. In addition, the Harpies hope to encourage these writers to come together and create a little bit of a writing community for our unique area. Writing tends to be a solitary endeavor, and writing groups in many regions are typically splintered and isolated from one another. The Harpies look forward to hearing new voices and developing an author network where we can offer encouragement, writing tips, and resources for us all.
The core members of The Harpies are:
Moved to Cottage Grove from Sonoma County, California in 2016. Having survived the move encased in a small SUV with one husband, one cat and three dogs, she has vowed to never move again. As a lifelong reader of every genre, she at last made reality her dream of writing a novel. Sara is currently neck deep in rewriting the first draft of a Young Adult Fantasy, the first in a three book series. When she isn’t conjuring words to page, she can be found puttering in her garden or slowly stirring the dubious contents of her cauldron.
Retired Navy OB/GYN, Dr. Burke has written 8 books including The Jake Matthews series, a time-travel sci-fi, political satire, and the TAO of Thermodynamics. He lives a quiet life moonlighting as a grammar Nazi and curmudgeon.
Leslie lives in Eugene with her partner and their Labrador Retriever, Max. She recently published her speculative fiction novel, Morfphology, under the pen name Liv Reimers (www.livreimers.com). Morfphology is available at BookBaby Bookshop, Amazon, B & N, and Apple Books Contact at: Liv@Liv Reimers.com
Ken is a former truck driver and retired hippie. Originally from Colorado, he does not qualify as a native Oregonian in spite of 38 Willamette Valley winters. Though unpublished and late to the craft of creative writing, he enjoys the search for unique words and combinations of words among the millions from which to choose. One motto employed is-"Everyone has a story to tell". Another is-"It always happens to somebody else until it happens to you."
Retired US Maritime ship’s captain. Moved to Cottage Grove from “Little Chicago” (formerly Boulder, Colorado) in 1998. Gary enjoys final draft editing, hiking with his dog, and writing short stories. Currently working on his novel Abandon Ship, a collection of “tall sea tales” gleaned from thirty years of sailing the Seven Seas with fellow misfits, miscreants, madmen and malingerers. I’m usually “down below,” “up topside,” “back aft,” or “front forward.”
Author of two novels (An Americana Singer for the Twenty-First Century and The Light Don’t Shine No More) as well as the anthology Celestial Springs and Other Stories. He is currently working on his third novel, and plans to publish a second collection of short stories in 2023.
Former college English teacher now retired from a 30-year career as a medical writer and editor, has published five books of poetry and two novels (a fantasy for kids 9-12 and a spy thriller). Each poetry book has a theme: his childhood and family, animal encounters (pets and wild), baseball, birds (with professional photos), and the main passages of living. Dan believes in telling stories in poetry, and that art and poems belong together (most of his poetry books are illustrated). His cat Minnie is his writing coach, sitting on his lap or desk and pressing what she considers the proper keys. Visit liberthson.com to find out more about Dan and his books.