Welcome to John Dodge’s website! Here you can learn what I’ve been up to since retiring from The Olympian in 2015. My book, A Deadly Wind: The 1962 Columbus Day Storm, is set for release in October of 2018. I’m so excited! What you see below is the book cover. Please see my blog for more details on my upcoming book launch party in Olympia.

Book cover

The bell tower on Campbell Hall at Oregon College of Education, now Western Oregon University, crashed to the ground in the Columbus Day Storm winds. College student Wes Luchau captured this iconic image.


Book cover

Here is an updated list of upcoming book talks and book signing events for “A Deadly Wind: the 1962 Columbus Day Storm. The book published by Oregon State University Press debuted in October 2018 and landed on the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association bestseller list throughout the holiday season, returning to the bestseller’s list on Jan. 27. It should be available at a bookstore near you! All events listed below are open to the public. The schedule will be updated as new events are added. Hope to see you down the road!

Kelso: A book presentation 7 p.m., Feb. 7 at the Cowlitz County Museum.

Shelton: A book talk and signing 3 p.m., Feb. 9 at  Brilliant Moon Bookstore in downtown Shelton. (Rescheduled for 3 p.m., March 2 due to snowstorm.)

Lake Forest Park, Wash.: A book talk and signing 7 p.m., March 4 at Third Place Books.

Chehalis: A book talk and signing 2 p.m. March 23 at the Chehalis Timberland Library, 400 N. Market Boulevard.

Forest Grove, Oregon: A book presentation and signing 6:30 p.m., April 2 at the Forest Grove Library.

Edmonds, Wash.: A reading and book signing noon, April 6 at the Edmonds Bookstore.

Eugene, Ore.: A book talk and signing 3 p.m., May 11 at the Eugene Public Library.

Portland, Ore.: A book talk and signing 7:30 p.m., May 13 at Powell’s City of Books in downtown Portland.










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