What was the genesis for "Crooked River"?Vt Valerie Geary's website.
I read an article about this man who left his family, his suburban life, and high-powered job to live in the woods and create art, and I couldn't stop thinking about his kids. What were they thinking through all of this? How were they feeling? I'd wanted to write a story about sisters for awhile and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. Originally, I thought I'd be writing a short story, but I realized pretty early on that these two girls, Sam and Ollie, needed more pages -- a novel's worth of pages -- to finish telling their story.
What are your favorite books that are set in Oregon?
"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" by Ken Kesey is an iconic Oregon book, and though...[read on]
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