The Book Nest is a lovely wee bookstore in Springfield, Oregon. Each week from 12 to 2 p.m., they offer the public an opportunity to have lunch with an area author. Admission is free, but please make a purchase from the lunch venue.
On Thurs., May 21, you can have lunch with a certain Anthony St. Clair, a freelance writer and author of the Rucksack Universe books, a series of travel fantasy novels. (You probably haven’t heard of him, but you never know.)
Below is the full current schedule for Lunch with an Author, so you can check out lunch with lots of other cool area authors. There’s also directions and contact details if you need more information.
February Lunch with an Author
Thurs., Feb. 5: William Senyard, pastor, lecturer, and author of Fair Forgiveness: Finding the Power to Forgive Where You Least Expect It. https://www.facebook.com/cantforgivecom
Thurs., Feb. 12: Robert Young, teacher, writing consultant, and author of multiple books for young people, including The Magic of A.C. Gilbert and Chomp: A Chewer’s Guide to Gum. http://realwriting.us/home/
Thurs., Feb. 19: Johnny Sundstrom, author of Dawn’s Early Light and For Spacious Skies, historical fiction about the American West.
Fri., Feb. 27: Gina Oschner, Corban College professor and author of award-winning short stories and the novel The Russian Dreambook of Colour and Flight. http://www.ginaochsner.com/
March Lunch with an Author
Thurs., March 5: Dave Imus, award-winning cartographer and masterful creator of state, local, and art maps. https://imusgeographics.com/
Fri., March 13: Theo Czuk, musician, poet, songwriter, and author of the western novel Heartscarred. http://tedczuk.com/
Thurs., March 19: Annette Cone, author of With God … on a Tanzanian Safari, a collection of photography and meditations, and Shelley Houston, author of several works of fiction and owner of Just Dust Publishers. http://justdustpublishers.com/books.html
April Lunch with an Author
Thurs., April 2: Carola Dunn, author of more than fifty works of fiction, including the popular Daisy Dalrymple mysteries. http://caroladunn.weebly.com
Thurs., April 9: Sharon Munson, local poet whose work has appeared in numerous publications and several collections. http://www.oregonpoeticvoices.org/poet/111/
Thurs., April 16: Mary E. Lowd, science fiction author, with more than fifty short stories and two novels in print. http://marylowd.com/
April 23 or 24, time TBA: Birthday party for Shakespeare, featuring Shakespearean monologues by Springfield High School drama students.
Thurs., April 30: Steve Hunt, Vice President for Marketing at Corban University and author of the children’s book Alex and the Airplane and the novel Love and Deception: One Family’s Encounter with Dementia.
May Lunch with an Author
Thurs., May 7: Donna McFarland, author of multiple chapter books for young people, including the Purple Elephant series, the Duck and Friends series, and the Sam and the Dragon series. http://duckandfriends.com/
Thurs., May 14: Judy Cox, popular, award-winning author of numerous children’s books, including The Secret Chicken Society and the Tails of Frederick and Ishbu series. http://www.judycox.net/works.htm
Thurs., May 21: Anthony St. Clair, freelance writer, editor, and author of the Rucksack Universe books, a series of travel fantasy novels. http://www.anthonystclair.com/rucksack-universe
Thurs., May 28: Terri Kelley, former elementary and middle school teacher and author of numerous books for children. http://www.terrikelleybooks.com/
June Lunch with an Author
Thurs., June 4: Terry Glaspey, Harvest House editor and author of the Book Lover’s Guide to Great Reading, Not a Tame Lion: The Spiritual Legacy of C.S. Lewis., and his newest volume, The Prayers of Jane Austen. http://harvesthousepublishers.com/authors/terry-glaspey/
Directions to Indulge! Antiques
From Highway 126, take the Mohawk exit. Pass Bi-mart and Dutch Bros. and turn left at the next light. In the parking lot, turn left then go straight back (away from Mohawk), between the two large buildings. Indulge is on the back side of the building on the left, with the entrance facing 18th Street.
Questions and more info?
Contact Amanda Bird
The Book Nest: Fine books, good reading
At: Indulge! Antiques and Fine Interiors
1461 Mohawk Blvd.
Springfield, OR 97477
(And remember, schedules are subject to change.)