My Music Man has been released by Bedazzled Ink Press!
My Music Man illustrates the power of storytelling through narratives of seven generations of family living near Oregon’s Willamette River. As Dede Montgomery moves through grief to accept the death of her father, stories shed light on change, acceptance, and forgiveness among people and the land around them. Historical family characters include early Oregon Territory residents Chloe Clarke & William Willson, book seller J.K. Gill and his steamboat engineer brother Sam Gill, and author Richard G. Montgomery, Sr. The book settings include Nisqually, Willamette Falls, Wilsonville, West Linn, Salem, Champoeg, Portland, LaGrande, and the Long Beach Peninsula.
Real places you can buy it:
- Barnes & Noble, Clackamas Town Center, Clackamas
- Powell’s (Section: Pacific NW), Downtown Portland
- Auntie’s Bookstore, Spokane, WA
- If you can’t find it locally, you can order it and the e-book directly from the publisher, Bedazzled Ink Press and on Amazon.
And of course you can get it at any of the events and readings listed below.
Book Clubs: Might your book club be interested in selecting this book this fall or winter? Check out the book reading guide.
- Sun., Dec. 3, 12:00 – 4 pm: Oregon Historical Society Holiday Cheer
- Wed., Dec. 5, 6:30 pm: book reading for residents of Tanner Springs Assisted Living Facility, West Linn, OR.
- Thurs., January 18, 2018: Private book group discussion (contact me if your book group is interested in something like this!)
- January 22, 2018, 1:00 pm: Reading and signing at City of West Linn Adult Community Center.
- January 30, 2018, 6:30 pm: History Pub at the McMenamin’s Old Church & Pub, Wilsonville, Oregon. More details coming soon.
- February 2018: Reading on the Steamer Portland, Oregon Maritime Museum, Portland, Oregon – stay tuned for details.
- TBA: Reading series with the Museum of the Oregon Territory, Oregon City, Oregon.
In the News:
- Pamplin Media Group – West Linn’s Dede Montgomery pens memoir on family roots
- Bedazzled Ink Press – Books for Everyone…..With a Twist
- Interview by Siobhan Taylor, Executive Director, Willamette Falls Heritage Area Coalition – Interview with Dede Montgomery regarding her new book – My Music Man