About the Authors

Patricia J McLean – Duane Poncy    photo: Gabrielle Hayden

Duane Poncy and Patricia J. McLean are the authors of Bartlett House, A Will Adelhardt / Lucy Hidalgo Mystery and editors of Raising Our Voices: An Anthology of Oregon Poets Against the War, published in 2003 at the outset of the Invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan. Raising Our Voices was honored as one of the 150 most important Oregon poetry books by the Oregon State Library and Poetry Northwest, on the occasion of the Oregon State Sesquicentenniel.

Also in 2003, they founded Elohi Gadugi, a small nonprofit literary organization, and its literary publishing imprint, The Habit of Rainy Nights Press. Between 2011 and 2016, the press published Elohi Gadugi Journal, a literary magazine dedicated to showcasing “narratives for a new world.”

From 2011 to 2016 Duane and Patricia also organized a popular reading series, Readings at Milepost 5, in Portland, Oregon.

Duane, an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation, writes speculative fiction, fantasy, and mysteries with a literary bent. His work often contains Native American characters and themes.

Patricia and Duane live and write at Portland, Oregon’s Milepost 5 artists community.

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