Professional Associations

Here you will find a list of Associations and Organizations that Ripley Patton is an active member of, supports, and highly recommends to anyone who bothers asking.

WRITERS GROUPS

NORTHWEST INDEPENDENT WRITERS ASSOCIATION (NIWA)

NIWA is an amazing, cooperative collective of self-published, independent, and traditionally published authors from the Pacific Northwest. They have programs of regular promotion for their members, including their Author Speed Date events with local libraries and their Bards & Brews readings, as well as a regular book table at events and a quality relationship with local independent book sellers.

I have found my membership with them to be an invaluable resource for local face-to-face promotion and networking with other local authors.

OREGON WRITERS COLONY

I am a proud member of Oregon Writers Colony and use their Colonyhouse on Rockaway beach for writing getaways.

BROAD UNIVERSE

I a member of BroadUniverse which promotes science fiction, fantasy and horror written by women. I especially enjoy participating in their Rapid Fire Readings at local Cons.

CRITIQUE GROUPS

Critters Writers Workshop (affectionately called Critters) is a free, online spec fic critique workshop for short stories and novels that I have found invaluable in my growth and success as a writer.

CONS

I am a regular attendee and supporter of my local Sci-fi/Fantasy Cons, including OryCon and Norwescon.

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Ripley Patton lives in a 22-foot camper in the woods of Southern Illinois with a cat named Lemmy. Her two young adult children, a daughter and a son, are her favorite people. When Ripley's not out exploring nature and getting her hands dirty, she's usually reading or writing a book.

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