Thanks to everyone who contributed to our successful second season!

I thought I’d post an official thank you to everyone who helped make the second season of the Northwest Author Series such a wonderful success.

Big thanks to Pat Duke from the Wilsonville Public Library for generously providing the space, the books, and “thumb’s up” for our series to happen.

While I’m thanking people from the library, I’d like to especially thank Malia, Burton, Andrea and Greg for their contributions.

Malia and Greg cheerfully set up our space and provide back-up support for our numerous requests. Burton creates our great poster and graphics. And Andrea handles publicity.

Pat also acts as liason with the Friends of the Library, who offer our speakers a generous honorarium. On behalf of all the authors, thanks!

I want to thank Theonie Gilmore, who is the Executive Director of the Wilsonville Arts and Culture Council, for articulating the idea for the series and inviting me to join the WACC board. Theonie attends the NAS regularly and is always ready to jump in and help when needed.

Special thanks to Ashleigh Rousselle, our student intern for the 2008-2009 season. Ashleigh was in charge of transporting the cookies and coffee from our sponsors. She also wrote up notes after each event for our blog and was an all-around big help. I know that she has benefited a great deal from attending all eight talks and I hope the information she’s heard serves her and her writing career in the long run.

I want to thank our presenters this season: Samantha Ducloux Waltz, Cynthia Whitcomb, Linda Kuhlmann, Christine Fletcher, Brian Libby, Carmen T. Berneir Grand, and Elizabeth Lyon.

Thanks to Jane Friedman at Writer’s Digest Books for providing our door prizes, which never fail to bring a smile to winners’ faces.

And thanks to Lamb’s Thriftway Bakery and Starbucks in the Wilsonville Town Center for supplying our refreshments.

Thanks for a great season, everyone. It would not have been nearly as successful without everyone’s contributions.

I am looking forward to steady improvement in 2009-2010. Speaking of, now would be a great time to make suggestions for speakers for 2009-2010. Please e-mail them to me (christina katz at earthlink dot net) before the end of the month.

I’ll post the application guides for the 2009-2010 season by May 31st and select the line-up by June 30th.

Hope everyone has a lovely summer!


Christina Katz

The Northwest Author Series
Sponsored by the Wilsonville Public Library, The Friends of the Wilsonville Public Library & the Wilsonville Arts and Culture Council
Created  and hosted by Christina Katz


One response to “Thanks to everyone who contributed to our successful second season!

  1. Thanks to all involved for a great series! Great mix of fiction and nonfiction topics this season. Looking forward to the 2009-10!
    Hey…I FINALLY understand the significance of a platform for fiction writers!