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Presenting Jaclyn Watterson’s Ventriloquisms

  Willow Springs Books is thrilled to announce that Jaclyn Watterson’s Ventriloquisms, 2016 winner of the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction, has officially released today, Oct. 1st! “One of the great joys of being an avid reader of fiction is coming across a...

Presenting Serena Crawford’s Here Among Strangers

  Willow Springs Books and Lost Horse Press are excited to announce that Serena Crawford’s Here Among Strangers, winner of the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction, will be released March 1st! “Crawford’s great skill and restraint are on display … she strikes that...

Nightbird Books hosts Molly Giles

On December 12th, Molly Giles read in Fayetteville, Arkansas to promote her new short story collection, All the Wrong Places, published by Willow Springs Books. Nightbird Books, the local independent bookstore, proudly welcomed Giles back to Fayetteville, who although...

A conversation with Molly Giles

Molly Giles appeared on the Newbies Writer Podcast as a guest speaking, have just released All The Wrong Places. Giles is an award-winning author and her contribution on this show is obvious. Listen to her wit and...

Giles on Michael Krasny’s FORUM

Bay Area author Molly Giles joins Michael Krasny on his radio show, FORUM to discuss her newest short-story collection, “All the Wrong Places.” A “wild and adventurous read,” the stories’ settings range from Hawaii to Ireland....


Our friend Viet Thahn Nguyen has been awarded the MacArthur Fellowship! He wrote a blurb for Swimming in Hong Kong a couple of years ago. We're so thrilled for him! No one more deserving!

Thank you to Michael Shum (who is on book tour with Jaclyn) for the correction! Jaclyn's reading tonight is at Oregon State University's Withycombe Hall and Grass Roots Books will be there selling copies!

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Today! Jaclyn Watterson is reading at Grass Roots Books in Corvalis, OR! If you or anyone you know and love is close by, head on over to hear writing like you've never heard before!