Oregon Authors Table at Art in the Vineyard

2012 Press Release

Contact: Bill Sullivan, 541-683-6837, sullivan@efn.org

40 Oregon Authors To Sign Books at Art & the Vineyard Festival

Now in its 15h year, the Oregon Authors Table is once again bringing mystery, humor, and romance to the Art & the Vineyard Festival in Eugene. Those are the topics of some of the new local books that will be featured at the art festival July 6-8.

Among the many new books this season are “ZIP IT!”, a children’s book by Jane Lindaman, and “65 Things to Do When You Retire,” an anthology including local humorist Leigh Anne Jasheway. Also new this year is the fifth Detective Jackson mystery by L.J. Sellers, “Liars, Cheaters & Thieves,” and Aaron Nicholson’s chronicle of a solo backpacking trek through Oregon, entitled “The State of Determination.”

If you’re looking for poetry, stop by the table on Sunday between 11:30am and 5:30pm, when eight prominent local poets will be signing their latest chapbooks and anthologies.

The Art & the Vineyard Festival is held along the Willamette River on the lawn of Alton Baker Park near downtown Eugene’s Ferry Street Bridge. Admission is $7 for adults and $1 for children age 6-11, with kids under 6 free. A three-day pass is also available for $15.

Here are this year’s authors, the times they will be attending the festival, and the books they'll be autographing.

Dan Armstrong, "Chain of Souls" and three other historiical/environmental novels, Friday 1:30-7:30pm, Saturday 11:30am-7:30pm, and Sunday 11:30am-5:30pm

Tom Atlee, "Reflections on Evolutionary Activism: Essays, Poems, and Prayers from an Emerging Field of Sacred Social Change" and "The Tao of Democracy", Friday 3:30-7:30pm

Michael Barker, “The Ballads of Lewis and Clark"and "Out of Oregon: Loggin', Lies, and Poetry", Friday 11:30am-3:30pm

Brian Bender, “Farming Around the Country: An Organic Odyssey", Friday 1:30-3:30pm and Saturday 5:30-7:30pm

Joe Blakely, "The Bellfountain Giant Killers", “Eugene’s Civic Stadium”, and other books about sports and history, all day every day

Tina Boscha, “River in the Sea" a novel based on her mother's experience in The Netherlands in World War II, Friday 5:30-7:30pm and Saturday 1:30-3:30pm

Tyler Burgess, ”Portland Townscape Walks", “Eugene Oregon Walks”, and other walking guides, Friday 1:30-3:30pm

Jane Capron, "Blossom, A Fairyland Fable" (2012), the final book of an illustrated fairy tale trilogy, Friday 11:30am-1:30pm

Jennifer Chambers, "Anna" (2012), two young adult novels about a girl who time travels through books, Saturday 5:30-7:30pm

Lee Darling, “Just Out of Reach", a novel about a woman's search for a childhood friend who mysteriously disappeared on the Oregon Coast, Saturday 7:30-9:30pm

Carola Dunn, "Gone West” (2012), “Anthem for Doomed Youth", and many other murder mysteries set in England, Sunday 1:30-7:30pm

Jan Eliot, "Brace Yourself", "We'll Be REally Careful!" and other anthologies from the syndicated cartoon Stone Soup, Saturday and Sunday 11:30am-5:30pm

Karl Eysenbach, “The Story of the Century" (science fiction novel), Friday 11:30am-1:30pm

Anne Gordon, “Numina: Power, Spirit, Place", a novel about women and the Biblical creation story, Friday 3:30-7:30pm

Ann Herrick, "The Farewell Season", "The Queen Bee", and many other books for children and young adults, Saturday 3:30-5:30pm

Hal Holbrook, “The King Who Wanted a Whale", a children's book illustrated by his daughter Hollye Chapman, Friday 11:30am-1:30pm

Leigh Anne Jasheway, "65 Things to Do When You Retire" (2012), "Confessions of a Semi-Natural Woman", and many other humor books, Saturday 1:30-5:30pm

Jane Lindaman, “ZIP IT!" (2012), a children's picture book about a busy dad who forgot a crucial detail when getting dressed, Saturday 5:30-7:30pm

Ginnie Lo, "Auntie Yang's Great Soybean Picnic" (2012) and "Mahjong All Day Long", children’s picture books, Saturday 11:30am-1:30pm

Andrew Marcus and James Meacham, co-authors of the “Atlas of Yellowstone” (2012), Saturday 7:30pm-9:30pm

Donna McFarland, "The Purple Elephant", a children’s book, Sunday 5:30-7:30pm

Zed Merrill, ,”Invisible Are the Brave", stories about unsung heroes of World War II, Friday 11:30am-1:30pm

Jason Michael Nelson, "A Voice No Longer Silent", a memoir of overcoming a disability, Friday 3:30-5:30pm and Sunday 5:30-7:30pm

Aaron Nicholson, “The State of Determination" (2012), the chronicle of his solo backpacking trek the length of Oregon's PCT without restocking food or supplies, Saturday 7:30pm-9:30pm and Sunday 5:30-7:30pm

Lisa Nowak, “Running Wide Open" and "Getting Sideways", young adult novels about a 15-year-old boy and his race-car-driving uncle in Eugene, Friday 1:30-3:30pm

Rosemarie Ostler, "Slinging Mud: Rude Nicknames, Scurrilous Slogans and Insulting Slang from Two Centuries of American Politics", Saturday 11:30am-1:30pm

Poets Corner, eight prominent local poets feature their latest chapbooks and anthologies, Sunday 11:30am-5:30pm

Kelly Schaub, “The Empire's Edge", a novel, Friday 5:30-7:30pm

L. J. Sellers, "Liars, Cheaters & Thieves” and five other Detective Jackson murder mysteries, Saturday and Sunday 11:30am-5:30pm

Alan Siporin, “Fire's Edge," a thriller set in Oregon about hate crimes and skinheads, Saturday 7:30pm-9:30pm and Sunday 5:30-7:30pm

Wendy Strgar, “Love That Works: A Guide to Enduring Intimacy", Saturday 5:30-7:30pm

William L. Sullivan, “100 Hikes in the Central Oregon Cascades, Fourth Edition” (2012) and many other books about Oregon, all day every day

David Turner, “Eugene” (picture book), Sunday 11:30am-1:30pm

Robert Young, "Who Stinks?" (2012), "The Magic of A.C. Gilbert", and many other children’s books, Friday 3:30-5:30pm

POETS’ CORNER -- Sunday, July 8:

Amy MacLennan, “Weathering”, 11:30am-1:30pm

Amy Miller, “Botanica”, 11:30am-1:30pm

Ce Rosenow, “Pacific”, 11:30am-1:30pm

Laura LeHew, “Beauty”, 1:30-3:30pm

Anita Sullivan, “Garden of Beasts”, 1:30-3:30pm

Quinton Hallett, “Refuge from Flux”, 3:30-5:30pm

Karen McPherson, “Sketching Elise”, 3:30-5:30pm

Nancy Carol Moody, “Photograph With Girls” 3:30-5:30pm

Susanne Twight-Alexander, “Being”, 3:30-5:30pm

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