George Byron Wright

Crazy 8s Author Tour Founder and Coordinator
George Byron Wright

George was born in The Dalles, Oregon, lived there until age seven, followed by short periods in Baker City, Tillamook and Roseburg. After a career in the nonprofit sector, he began work on novels set in those towns of his youth. His first novel, Baker City 1948, was followed by Tillamook 1952, and Roseburg 1959. George then moved on to contemporary fiction with his fourth novel, Driving to Vernonia before writing Newport Blues, A Salesman’s Lament. In the Wake of Our Misdeed is his sixth novel. He and his wife Betsy live in Portland.

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Crazy 8s Appearances

As organizer of the Crazy 8s Author Tour, George will be appearing at all eight events and serving as emcee for the festivities.