Dede Montgomery is a 6th generation Oregonian. She explores the jumbled path of forgiveness, reconciliation, courage and gratitude in her memoir, My Music Man (Bedazzled Ink Publishing, 2017). 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. Then, Now, and In-Between: Place, Memories, and Loss in Oregon is non-fiction “blog to book” (2020). Her newest work, Humanity’s Grace (Bedazzled Ink, 2022), is a linked short story collection or “novel in stories.” During the day, Dede works on worker safety, health and well-being.
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.
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Wow. Can’t wait to hear more of your adventures! But what’s an industrial hygienist?
Thank you Maura, you always make me laugh! But for the benefit of other people who AREN’T in our profession, let’s see. No, we don’t clean teeth and generally speaking we don’t clean toilets outside of our own homes. How about we let AIHA define it for us?!
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.
It was great hearing you speak at Write To Publish last week. Thanks so much for your beautiful books and I look forward to future run-ins with you.
Thank you and I so enjoyed meeting with you and learning about your writing! Please keep me posted on your work and I hope you enjoy the books.
I’m not sure how I ended up onto your blog – your writing is fluid- #calmwaters
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Thank you! Pleased you found it.