About

Dede Montgomery is a 6th generation Oregonian. She explores the jumbled path of forgiveness, reconciliation, courage and gratitude in her 2017 memoir, My Music Man (Bedazzled Ink Publishing). Dede’s novel, Beyond the Ripples, was released in 2019. Dede was a 2019 Oregon State Capitol Foundation Speaker Series presenter, sharing My Music Man stories on Oregon’s February 14 Birthday. She released Then, Now, and In-Between: Place, Memories, and Loss in Oregon in 2020. Her newest work, a collection of linked short stories, Humanity‚Äôs Grace, will be released in January 2022. During the day, Dede works at Oregon Health & Science University in worker safety, health and well-being outreach and education.

As to other important stuff? Dede lives with her spouse in West Linn where she explores the banks and ripples of the Willamette River. She grew up with four brothers who both skew and enhance her outlook in life. She was a competitive athlete who now prefers long solo walks and paddles, and sneaks in as many minutes as she can to read and write, and spend time with her grown daughters.

Follow Dede on Twitter and Facebook. Email Dede at dede@dedemontgomery.com

5 thoughts on “About

  1. It was great meeting your today at Champoeg/Founders Day. Hope our paths across again soon.
    Chris Meinicke, member of Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers.

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