Two of this year’s Oregon Book Award finalists will share their intriguing insights into their General Non-Fiction award nominated books. Join the Springfield Public Library at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 15, for Springfield Celebrates Authors 2023. When the Moon Turns to Blood, by Leah Sottile, is a modern-day survivalism and end-times extremism tale told through the true crime story Lori Vallow and her husband, Chad Daybell. A Booklist starred review calls it, “remarkable for its timeliness” and “a riveting account of the entire case.”

Roar of the Sea, by Deb Vanasse, is a tale of pirates, fur seals, competing governments, and near war. Nonfiction that reads like a novel, Roar of the Sea recounts how one lone activist, existing in the margins, prevailed against the odds to save a species.

Springfield Celebrates Authors is an annual series presented by the Springfield Public Library to highlight local, national, and international authors.  This event is possible thanks to a special partnership with Literary Arts. Past events can be found on the Springfield Celebrates Authors Playlist on the library’s YouTube channel:

All events are free and open to the community.


What: Springfield Celebrates Authors: Oregon Book Award Authors Leah Sottile and Deb Vanasse

When: 1 p.m., Saturday, April 15

Where: Library Meeting Room, 225 5th Street, Springfield, Oregon, 97477

Additional Information: Adult Services Librarian Tim Williams,, 541-726-2239.


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