Published Book Reviews

Reida Kimmel is the wife of Dr. Charles B. Kimmel, a renowned developmental
biologist with whom I worked at the University of Oregon in the Institute of
Neuroscience for 15 years. Reida and Chuck are also good friends and
neighbors. They own a small farm on Fox Hollow Road in Eugene.

Nature Trails is a publication of the Eugene Natural History Society. "We're
all about natural history with a little fun and camaraderie thrown in. Plan to
come to all of our great talks, always the third Friday of the month at 7:30
p.m. in Willamette Hall, University of Oregon campus."

Contact: Eugene Natural History Society, P.O. Box 3082, Eugene, OR 97403;
I met Sonny's wife, Judy Hays-Eberts, when she interviewed Jim and me for
an article that she wrote for the Summer edition of her West Lane literary
Groundwaters. When I asked if she knew someone who would be
willing to write a book review for
Sawdust, her husband Sonny, also a writer
for the publication, offered to write and publish it in the Fall edition of

Groundwaters is a grassroots, community-oriented literary quarterly which
serves the West Lane area and all its connections. It is distributed free of
charge through local businesses and libraries, and is mailed to subscribers
across the U.S. for $10 per year. Material may be submitted from anyone,
any age.)

Contact: Groundwaters, P.O. Box 50, Lorane, OR 97451; 541-344-0986; or;
You need Java to see this applet.
I have donated copies of my book to many of the local historical museums
and libraries in the area. Violet L. Schafer, the editor of the Applegate
Pioneer Museum Newsletter was kind enough to do a write-up on

The Applegate Pioneer Museum was once located in the community of
Crow, Oregon, located about 14 miles west of Lorane. A number of years
ago, it was physically moved to 25755 Jeans Road in the town of Veneta,
Oregon where it has been maintained and run by members of the West
Lane community. The building is a former one-room schoolhouse and
contains many artifacts, books, memoirs, and other donations from the West
Lane community.

It's hours vary according to the time of the year. Current hours and
appointments can be made through the contact information below:

Contact: Violet Shafer at 541-935-1836 or email