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True Portland: The Unofficial Guide for Creative People is more than a travel guide, it’s a curated experience that captures the essence of what makes Portland different from other cities. In addition to the essential information about where to eat, sleep, shop, run, create, listen, and think, this book has distinctive features such as 48 Hours in Portland, offering ten itineraries, and seven interviews with local luminaries about what makes Portland unique, including Gert Boyle, chairwoman...Forward

Independent film director/producer Andy Mingo has optioned Lidia Yuknavitch’s anti-memoir, The Chronology of Water.  Mingo is currently casting for the film adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s novel, Lullaby, cowritten by Mingo and Palahniuk for MindPollen Studios, with production slated for 2017. The Chronology of Water will be Mingo’s next production. And it’s going to be WICKED WET.


Mingo is known for his short film adaptations of works by such Portland literati as Monica Drake (Georgie’s Big...Forward

Jenny Forrester has hit the mother lode.
Lidia Yuknavitch, Author of The Chronology of Water

This is a voice of the American West.
Ariel Gore, Author of The End of Eve

On the Colorado Plateau among slot canyons and rattlesnakes, Jenny Forrester grew up with her mother and brother in a single-wide trailer proudly displaying an American flag. Forrester’s powerfully eloquent story reveals a rural small town comprising God-fearing Republicans, ranchers, Mormons, and Native Americans....Forward

BESTSELLING MEMOIRIST AND PSYCHOTHERAPIST KERRY COHEN (Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity) explores complicated female friendships in Girl Trouble. Beginning with her relationship with her sister Tyler Cohen, who illustrates the memoir, Kerry examines the many ways female friendships can affect a girl’s life. From bullying and failed friendships to competition and painful break ups, Girl Trouble brings forth a story of how one girl learned to navigate the many difficulties of girls’ and...Forward

Funny and appallingly honest… —Vanity Fair


If Carrie Fisher wrote with depth as well as wit, she would probably turn out to be Karen Karbo. —Seattle Times


Motherhood Made a Man Out Of Me should be clutched to the “corn-silo-sized” breasts of every new mother. New York Times


Brooke and Mary Rose are best friends. Brooke is the mother of a six-month-old. Mary Rose is pregnant. Brooke is married to Lyle, though at times, she wonders why. Mary Rose would be married if Ward, the father of her...Forward