Loretta Stinson received a 2008 Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship in Fiction. In 2007, she was a winner of the national Doug Fir Fiction Prize. Her stories have appeared in The Bear Deluxe and Ooligan Press’s online literary magazine. She is currently working on her second novel. Ms. Stinson teaches writing and advises for the English department at Portland State University, where, as a student, she won several awards for her writing. She received her Master’s in publishing from PSU in 2007 and an MFA in creative writing in the fall of 2009.


Little Green

  • Introduction by Robin Givens
  • fiction

Little Green is tender and tough, equal parts grit and grace. It’s a riveting and unforgettable debut.

Cheryl Strayed
Author of Wild

In Little Green, Loretta Stinson’s stunning, redemptive first novel, tragedy leaves Janie Marek orphaned and in the care of her stepmother. The novel opens two years later, in 1976, when Janie, at sixteen, runs away. A ride she’s hitchhiked leaves her on the freeway outside a Northwestern town....Forward

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Hawthorne makes introductions

Posted by Rhonda Hughes on 19 March 2013

Imagine going to a party and someone is there to take you in hand, guide you though the room, and introduce you to the guests. These introductions increase the odds that even the most timid...Forward