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#TCWF16: Fiction writers spotlight!

March 21, 2016


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We are so excited to be welcoming fiction writers across genre’s to this year’s Terroir Creative Writing Festival, happening Saturday, April 16! We encourage you to check out our speakers’ websites and prepare your questions for them ahead of time!


Susan Blackaby







Susan Blackaby has worked in educational publishing for over 30 years. On the clock, she specializes in early literacy. On her own time she dabbles across genres in children’s literature. Works include Nest, Nook & Cranny, Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox, and The Twelve Days of Christmas in Oregon.








Rose City Romance Writers

Purchaser by day, writer by night, Gina Fluharty is an author of sexy paranormal romance. Her books will come with warning labels. She lives in Portland, which serves as inspiration for many of her paranormal characters.








Rose City Romance Writers

Yvonne Kohano

Award winner and storycatcher Yvonne Kohano writes contemporary romantic suspense, psychological thrillers, and nonfiction tips on creativity, when she’s not gardening, cooking, traveling, reading, or learning. Follow her at, on Facebook as Yvonne Kohano, and on Twitter @yvonnekohano to learn what tickles her about being a writer.






Rose City Romance Writers

Morgan Kennedy is an author of contemporary romance, futuristic, and steampunk novels and short stories. In her day job, she is a marketing and business development professional focused on smart building technology. Morgan is the co-author of the book and blog Author Marketing 101. She lives in Portland, OR.






Rose City Romance Writers

Terri Reed’s inspirational romance and romantic suspense novels have appeared on Publisher’s Weekly top 25 and Nielsen’s Bookscan top 100, have been featured in USA Today, Christian Fiction Magazine and Romantic Times Magazine, and have finaled in RWA’s RITA contest, National Reader’s Choice Award contest, and ACFW’s The Carol Award contest. Contact Terri @









Stephen Long was a dock worker, truck driver, inventor, and entrepreneur.  He fulfilled the dream of becoming an author when a grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation led to his debut novel There’s a Somebody. Stephen has since completed a follow-up novel All Hat, and is working on an as yet unnamed third novel.



Kate Ristau







Kate Ristau is an author and folklorist who writes young adult and middle grade fiction. In her ideal world, magic and myth combine to create memorable stories with unforgettable characters. Until she finds that world, she’ll live in Portland, Oregon with her husband, her son, and her dog.



Samuel Snoek-Brown





Samuel Snoek-Brown teaches writing and serves as production editor for Jersey Devil Press. Online, he lives at A 2013 Oregon Literary Fellowship recipient, he is the author of the chapbooks Where There Is Ruin and Box Cutters, the novella In the Pulse There Lies Conviction, and the novel Hagridden.


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