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Greetings from Portland, Oregon

Post by Steve Anderson » Wed April 27th, 2011, 12:20 am

Hi all. I'm a reader and writer who's glad to have found this place.

I'm the author of the WWII espionage novel The Losing Role, the crime noir thriller False Refuge, and a comical mystery of errors, Besserwisser: A Novel. The Losing Role is the first in a series involving the German and American Kaspar brothers.

I've been a history dork since I was a kid and was on the way to becoming a professor in modern European history before I discovered I could tell truths by making things up with fiction. Along the way I've been a Fulbright Fellow in Munich, Germany, and have written short stories and screenplays. I've worked in marketing, advertising and journalism. Other day jobs include language instructor, waiter and, currently, freelance copywriter. I travel as much as I can (and can afford). I'm a big soccer fan. Beer tastes good. I live with my wife René in my hometown of Portland.

Be seeing you around!

Steve
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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed April 27th, 2011, 12:25 am

Welcome, Steve! We have a couple of people from Washington State here--must be a good area for historical fiction!
Susan Higginbotham
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Post by Steve Anderson » Wed April 27th, 2011, 12:29 am

Thanks, Susan! You might be right about the Pacific NW and historical fiction — at least I hope it's true. Maybe there's something in the rain.
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Post by Ash » Wed April 27th, 2011, 12:32 am

Welcome Steve! I visited your fair city last summer, except it was less than fair - rainy and cold the whole time! But actually I had fun. This summer we are back there for a few days, then taking in the Ore coast to CA. See if you can get the weather to cooperate this time so we can go see the lovely rose gardens!

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Post by boswellbaxter » Wed April 27th, 2011, 12:37 am

[quote=""Steve Anderson""]Thanks, Susan! You might be right about the Pacific NW and historical fiction — at least I hope it's true. Maybe there's something in the rain.[/quote]

Whoops, why did I say Washington State when you said you were from Oregon? Welcome anyway!
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Post by LoveHistory » Wed April 27th, 2011, 12:39 am

Hi Steve! Welcome to the HFO family.

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Post by Steve Anderson » Wed April 27th, 2011, 12:45 am

[quote=""Ash""]Welcome Steve! I visited your fair city last summer, except it was less than fair - rainy and cold the whole time! But actually I had fun. This summer we are back there for a few days, then taking in the Ore coast to CA. See if you can get the weather to cooperate this time so we can go see the lovely rose gardens![/quote]

Thanks, Ash! I wish I could promise better weather but we don't attempt to know the unknowable up here as you can imagine. Good to hear you had fun. That said, I'll have a little talk with the Cascadian Weather Gods, see what I can do. ; )

You should hit the Japanese Gardens while you're at it. Impressive stuff.

Steve
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Post by Veronica » Wed April 27th, 2011, 12:46 am

Welcome! This is the place to be!
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Post by Steve Anderson » Wed April 27th, 2011, 12:46 am

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]Whoops, why did I say Washington State when you said you were from Oregon? Welcome anyway![/quote]

Close enough, Susan! We pretend to dislike each other, but we're practically family.
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Post by Steve Anderson » Wed April 27th, 2011, 12:47 am

[quote=""LoveHistory""]Hi Steve! Welcome to the HFO family.[/quote]

[quote=""Veronica""]Welcome! This is the place to be![/quote]

Thanks, you two! I appreciate the nice welcome.
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