Seven Questions with NIWA

NIWA is the Northwest Independent Writers’ Association.  NIWA’s primary goal is to help Northwest area writers achieve professional standards in independent writing, publishing, and marketing. Every year, NIWA releases an anthology, this year’s writing topic was Asylum.



The back book blurb reads;

A religious refugee fleeing for his life in his own country. A trickster asking an enemy for safe haven. A horrific visit to a psychiatric ward overrun by its charges. An unexplained theft from a biomedical lab. The last known survivor of a mysterious plague. A wormhole to the most peaceful and secret place in the world. A detective on the trail of a human trafficker. 

What does asylum mean to you? 

In the 2015 anthology collection from the Northwest Independent Writers Association, seventeen authors explore the obvious and hidden meanings of this theme—from a werewolf on a mission and self-sacrifice in a post-apocalyptic world, to shadowy wizardry, a questing knight, and a gentle prison for geniuses. 

Featuring stories by: 
Jeffrey Cook • William Cook • Pamela Cowan • Jonathan Ems • Ginger Dawn Harman • Connie J. Jasperson • Madison Keller • Cody Newton • E.M. Prazeman • Katherine Perkins • Dey Rivers • Walt Socha • D.L. Solum • Laurel Standley • Rebecca Stefoff • Jennifer Willis • Matthew Wilson


I asked a few of the authors some questions, this is what they told me;

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This Time, for Real

For real, my third book, Hounds of the Hunted is out on Amazon both in paperback and e-book. Soon, after I’ve found the will (and time) to adhere to their formatting guidelines, I will publish on Smashwords so the story will also be available on both Nook and Apple products. Finally, if you are in Oregon, take a little trip to Hillsboro on Saturday, June 27th, and you can find me reading from Hounds of the Hunted at Three Mugs Public House with five other authors including April Aashiem and actor/author Jesse Vint (He’s performed in the movie Silent Running with Bruce Dern, and several popular television shows through the 1970’s through 1990’s.)


The bookcover is linked to the Hillsboro Tribune‘s article about the upcoming event. (despite what the article says, I will be reading from my book.)