The Sixth Storm Launch and Events

Released March 1st! EVENTS March 1, Central Oregon Daily, Bend, Oregon, TV Interview, 3:15 p.m. March 1, At Liberty, Muse Conference, Bend, Oregon, Book Signing, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 5, Joolz Restaurant, Bend, Oregon, Launch Party! 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 16, Deschutes Public Library, Bend, Oregon, Local Authors Fair, 2 p.m. April 27, Portland…

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Travel and Words 2019

I’m thrilled to be a presenter at Travel and Words Northwest Travel and Lifestyle Writers Conference again in 2019. I’ll be teaching two workshops: 1. Beginning Track: The Art of Pitching 2. Experienced Track: Navigating the World of Book Publishing Travel and Words will be held March 31 through April 2 in Vancouver, WA, at…

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Dancing Moon Press

Friends and Colleagues, I have exciting news. In 1996, Carla Perry founded an independent book publishing company in Newport, Oregon. Since, Dancing Moon Press has published over 300 books. Last month, Carla retired and sold her small press to me. I am delighted to take over where Carla left off in supporting writers at every…

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Travel and Words Travel Writing Conference

I’m so excited to be teaching this year at the Northwest Travel and Lifestyle Writers Conference. Yakima, WA Convention Center April 22 – 24, 2018 Workshops include: “Magazine Pitching 101” “Borrowing Tenets of Fiction for Stronger Nonfiction Writing” https://travelwritersconference.com/ https://travelwritersconference.com/conference-presenters/ See you there!

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Bend, Oregon Daycations #1 Bestseller!

Roundabout Books in Bend, Oregon named “Bend, Oregon Daycations: Day Trips for Curious Travelers” their #1 bestseller for 2017! Yee haw! I am delighted and grateful for all the Bend-lovers and day-trippers out there. Keep it up, you amazing people. Grab your copy at Roundabout Books, Dudley’s Books, Clementine, Hello Sunshine and many more locations.…

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Day Trips From Portland is two years old

  I’ve given so much promo-lovin’ to Bend, Oregon Daycations lately that I’ve neglected my second-most-recent book baby, Day Trips from Portland. But got a royalty statement from the publisher yesterday noting that the second edition has sold over 5000 copies since its release two years ago. Dang! That’s pretty terrific news. Know any Portland…

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Now Available: Bend, Oregon Daycations: Day Trips for Curious Families

Now available! Bend, Oregon Daycations: Day trips for curious families $12.95. ISBN-13: 978-1536853391   See the flashy new website, with photos too! Buy books here via square Buy books here on amazon   In stores: Bluebird Coffee, downtown Bend Visit Bend, downtown Bend Baskin Robbins, Bend Powell’s City of Books, Portland … and through book distributors.…

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Coming Soon: Bend, Oregon Daycations: Day trips for curious families

Coming soon! Stay tuned for a release later this month. Announcing Bend, Oregon Daycations: Day trips for curious families, by Oregon author Kim Cooper Findling. Today is perfect for a daycation. Calling all Bend, Oregon visitors, new residents and anyone who is curious about the exciting destinations that surround this beautiful city. Bend, Oregon Daycations is…

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Day Trips From Portland: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler, Second Edition

My book “Day Trips From Portland, Oregon: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler” is still on the nonfiction bestsellers shelf at Powell”s in downtown Portland, Oregon! Even better news came in last week. I”ve signed casino online the contract to write the updated revision, second edition “Day Trips From Portland”, to be released next spring.…

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What Happens in Hawaii Stays in Hawaii

“Ever go on vacation and wish you’d be someone else for the week? Just really get away from it all, including yourself? Last year, my oldest daughter spent our Hawaiian vacation being a boy.” That’s the first paragraph of my essay “What Happens in Hawaii Stays in Hawaii,” which is on Brain, Child Magazine. I wrote…

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Reading at Deschutes Library This Sunday

Second Sunday Downtown Bend Public Library: Women Craft Writing Lives in Central Oregon 601 NW Wall Street Sunday, July 14 blog brings together experts 2 pm Free & Open to the Public featuring Emily Carr, Director, OSU-Cascades MFA Elizabeth Quinn, Editor, High Desert Journal & Kim Cooper Findling, Editor, Central Oregon Magazine Emily Carr, Elizabeth…

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I Don't Know Either

Chicken Noodle has a musical soul and a wicked sense of humor, which means it’s comedic show tunes around here pretty regularly. She’s writing her own songs now, which are delivered at full volume in the living room, often with the advantage of the karaoke machine microphone. Here’s the latest installment in her Broadway-ready repertoire.…

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A Better View

Awhile back, I promised I’d post this essay, which was published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Mothers and Daughters this year. It’s all about the antics which ensued when Chicken Noodle and I traveled together when she was two. Seems especially appropriate given our recent mother-daughter quest to Hawaii (which was…

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Brave on the Page: Oregon Writers on Craft and the Creative Life

The new book Brave on the Page, released today, features interviews with 15 Oregon authors, one of whom is me. Thank you, editor Laura Stanfill, for producing such a fantastic collection, and for including me! Here’s more info: Brave on the Page: Oregon Writers on Craft and the Creative Life will be released on Monday, October…

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Four Slept in the Cuckoo's Nest in Travel Oregon

My post on The Sylvia Beach Hotel”s newest room on the Travel Oregon blog. I”ve been visiting the Sylvia Beach Hotel since it”s beginnings 25 years ago. I”ve casinondal honeymooned there, family gathered there, watched my mother and stepfather get married there, written book chapters and essays there, read books and drank beer and napped…

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