New Book Celebrates Life on the Oregon Coast

Whispers Amongst the Trees Book
Whispers Amongst the Trees Book
NEWPORT, Ore. - Dec. 11, 2023 - PRLog -- Sterncastle Publishing announces the launch of Whispers Amongst the Trees: An Introspective Look at Life on the Oregon Coast. An anthology of short stories and poems, Whispers Amongst the Trees is the first release by the Sterncastle Writer's Collective, a Newport based organization running the gamut from hobbyist writers to seasoned published authors.

The Oregon Coast has long been a mecca for artistic talent. Performers, visual artists, and literary masters have both risen to prominence from these shores or capped off celebrated careers in seaside haunts from Astoria to Brookings.

While the majority of the works produced on the Oregon Coast celebrate our serene nature either in form or substance, few have ever celebrated the indomitable spirit of the people who call the Oregon Coast home. Until now.

Readers will revel in this collection whose stories capture a range of emotions in tales laced with humor, horror, hope, humility, and honesty. The tales themselves take readers on a literary journey from the coastal headlands to remote hiking trails, out to sea and back, capturing the essence of life on the Oregon Coast like never before.

Kirkus Reviews writes "This anthology from the Sterncastle Writer's Collective assembles quiet tales set along the Oregon Coast's sandy shores…The heartfelt stories…showcase the stunning sights and sounds of the Oregon coast. This sublime collection beautifully depicts a beloved and indelible seaside culture."

Sterncastle Writer's Collective will be celebrating the launch of Whispers Amongst the Trees with a launch party and author signing event on 12/16 from 11-2 at Sterncastle Publishing headquarters, 1682 N. Coast Highway in Newport. The event is free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.


About Sterncastle Publishing: Sterncastle Publishing is an independent, traditional publisher specializing in fiction, folklore, poetry, memoir, and biography. Sterncastle has been billed as the PNW's newest and most dynamic publishing house for their multi-faceted operations which also include a branded bookstore, writing workshops, and an upcoming YouTube channel with a focus on teaching people to be better writers. Sterncastle's true mission however is to expand the literary landscape by offering publication opportunities to people with backgrounds that are commonly boxed out by the big publishers including authors who identify as Veterans, Black, Indigenous, Latino, Pacific Islander, and LGBTQ+. Learn more at

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