Monthly Archives: May 2013

New Client Alert: Rebecca Kelley Signs with Penumbra Literary!

Penumbra Literary loves Portland and Portland-area writers!  Rebecca Kelley, a Portland area writer and teacher of creative writing, has signed with Penumbra Literary.

Rebecca Kelley

Rebecca has taught writing at Oregon College of Art & Craft for nine years. Her      work is infused with the sensibilities of the young creative class that uses the Pacific Northwest as its way station for earnest, well-meaning adventuring to the world at large. At home, her fiction turns to the quiet dramas of urban domestic life: growing tomatoes, making pancakes, examining the nature and validity of love and marriage in the context of our modern world.
She started the Green Baby Guide in 2007 along with Joy Hatch. Their book, The Eco-nomical Baby Guide, was published in 2010. Rebecca’s work has appeared in Scholastic Parent and Child, Metro Parent, Stealing Time magazine, and xoJane.

She lives in northeast Portland with her husband and daughter.


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Sold: Heart Bones to be Published by Marshall Cavendish Fall 2013!

Great news!  Audrey Chin’s novel, Heart Bones, has been sold to publisher Marshall Cavendish (world rights, excluding North America)! The novel will be published this Fall 2013 and Audrey Chin will be a featured writer at the Singapore Writer’s Festival, occurring in November 2013.

The novel provides “a unique perspective on the impact of American Vietnamese involvement on South Vietnamese men and the complexities underpinning the quest for country, survival, love and self-acceptance.” (from  The narrative centers around Thong, a Viet-Cong spy, and his relationships with various father figures, including his blood father, his adoptive father, and a charismatic and mysterious man named Chu Hai, amidst the backdrop of war, intrigue, and secrets.

We are very excited to work with Marshall Cavendish on this important and gripping book.  For current news on the book, please visit and sign up for updates at  


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