Our second Crazy 8s event was held Friday evening in the Cottage Grove Public Library. In the intimate setting of the library community meeting room, our cast of authors shown brightly as they shared the inside “stuff” on the writing life. They were at the top of their game discussing with humor and personal insight just how and why they write.

The audience listened a attentively and asked very insightful questions at the conclusion of the presentations. It was apparent in the afterglow that Cottage Grove greatly appreciated having this special group of writers come to their small community. The feeling was mutual.

And yes, our authors continued to honor the 8-minute electronic sand-timer, albeit with good humor. It is all part of the fun, holding to our Crazy 8s theme to move things right along. The Cottage Grove audience enjoyed the fast-paced format.

Authors appearing were: Bill Cameron, Ruth Tenzer Feldman, Lisa Ohlen Harris, Lindsay Hill, Karen Karbo, Gina Ochsner, Alexis Smith, and Ellen Waterston.

Next up #3 – Salem: The Crazy 8s tour will next appear this coming Thursday, September 24, at the Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St. SE, 7:00 p.m., with another intriguing mix of award-winning writers.

Authors to appear: Chris Struyk-Bonn, Ruth Tenzer Feldman, Dana Haynes, Lindsay Hill, Susan Hill Long, Ismet Prcic, Jody Seay, and Alexis Smith.