A shopping excursion in McMinnville isn’t complete without a walkthrough of one of our several antique shops. Whether you’re looking for a vintage jean jacket, an antique side table, or just a unique birthday gift, you’re likely to find what you need at one of McMinnville’s antique shops or thrift stores. A life-long lover of old books, furniture, and retro clothes, I can’t pass up the opportunity to walk through a yard sale, vintage store, or antique mall. Here’s what I found on a recent trip through several of McMinnville’s best shops.
We’re well into hiking season, but there’s no need to drive for hours to the Gorge or the Tillamook Forest for quality hikes with stunning views. We have several great hiking options nearby enough to get home in time for dinner. Here are just a couple of McMinnville’s best close-in hikes.
“Good mysteries do at least two things,” says mystery author Emmeline Duncan. “They give the reader a puzzle to solve and, through the shock of a crime, shed light on what it means to be human.”
Frank Zafiro, author of gritty crime fiction, has a similar take on the draw of the genre. Frank says, “There are two things about the crime fiction genre that keep me coming back to it as a writer and as a reader. One: The stakes are always high (while still plausible). And two: The human condition gets explored at its basest level. All the rest is gravy.”
First things first, why should writers have a business card in the first place? The obvious answer is to help you network yourself-as-writer with industry colleagues, writers, publishers, editors, literary agents, book reviewers, and anyone else in the writing and publishing business.
But in addition to making personal connections with new people, your business card can also be used as a key marketing tool for your books. More on that later.