Ginger Dehlinger

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About me

Location Bend, Oregon, United States
Introduction I am a native Oregonian who writes about the American West: poems, essays, short stories, and two novels. If you enjoy Never Done, you might also like Brute Heart, a more contemporary family drama. A nature essay I wrote about tumbleweeds won first prize in the 2011 Rising Star contest for Pacific Northwest writers, and I received a Writer’s Digest honorable mention in 2010 for my poem, “A Bar Stool’s Lament.” Another poem, "If I Wore Sensible Shoes," was published in the 2013 Gold Man Review. I belong to the Central Oregon Writer's Guild and am an active member of a critique group. Over the years I have attended numerous author-led workshops, and continue to engage myself in opportunities to improve my craft.
Interests hiking, animals of all kinds, spending time with friends and family, travel, reading historical fiction
Favorite Movies The Joy Luck Club, Legends of the Fall, The Magnificent Seven, Gone With the Wind, Lonesome Dove, Ben-Hur
Favorite Music 60's and 70's folk music as sung by Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, John Denver, Peter, Paul and Mary, Gordon Lightfoot or Buffy Saint Marie. I'm also a disco nut and LOVE Josh Groban.
Favorite Books The Thornbirds, The Joy Luck Club, Gone With the Wind, The Green Mile, Grapes of Wrath, One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest