Tour Experiences

Reflections on the Crazy 8s Author Tour

Crazies dig into the soul of writing in Beaverton

It rained a little bit the evening the Crazy 8s Author Tour visited the beautiful Beaverton City Library. But the bluster outdoors did nothing to dampen the spirits of the authors who settled in for our seventh event. An attentive audience was presented with the gift...

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Seaside: Rapturous in the rain!

In Seaside Public Library’s great room, the audience for the Crazy 8s authors was a mix of fascinated locals counterbalanced by folks who drove in the rain from Salem and Portland. The made the trek because they’d either heard of Crazy 8s or had already attended an...

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Crazies break out the humor in Stayton

What a delightful time it was. The Crazy 8s authors must have been feeling the pull the emerging moon on a beautiful fall evening in Stayton. They were full good well and happy to be appearing in the community room of the wonderful Stayton Public Library. And from the...

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Salem event a rousing time!

Our third Crazy 8s event was held Thursday evening in the Salem Public Library’s gorgeous auditorium. From a chatty get-acquainted dinner together beforehand, to spirited presentations on center stage, the Crazies were spirited, full of humor, and even a bit prankish...

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Cottage Grove event a sweet thing!

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...

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Eugene event a smashing success!

Our very first event of the 2015 Crazy 8s tour was held last Saturday afternoon at 3:00 p.m., in the spectacular Eugene Pubic Library. In spite of a 90-degree day and many anticipating a major Oregon Ducks game on TV at 5:00 p.m., “125 very happy people” (as host...

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R. Gregory Nokes: “What fun!”

What fun! Meeting again with bookstore friends. Feeling the great vibes of being surrounded by books and book people. All inspiring. A special pleasure was hearing other authors’ stories of how and why they work, among them Karen Spears Zacharias, Jane...

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