Professor Laurie Frankel’s literary novel, Naked Love, has been accepted for publication by St. Martin’s Press and is scheduled to appear in 2010. . . Professor Dolen Perkins-Valdez’s literary-historical novel, Wench, will be published next year, too, by HarperCollins. . .Professor Ann Putnam’s memoir, Full Moon at Noontide: A Daughter’s Last Goodbye, will be published by Southern Methodist University Press this year . . .Professor Bill Kupinse received a grant from the Tacoma Arts Commission to edit a book of poems by writers in the region. The book is called In the Shadow of Tahoma: Poems From the City of Destiny, and it will be published soon by Exquisite Disarray Press, which will also bring out Bill’s own collection of poems, Fallow. . . .Professor Beverly Conner has two book-manuscripts under consideration by publishers. One is the novel, Where Light Is A Place, and the other is a collection of short stories, Mercury in Retrograde. . . .Professor Hans Ostrom accepted a nomination to join the PEN/American Center and has completed a novel called Without One. . . Bill Kupinse and Hans Ostrom will read their poetry on April 30 on campus, and at the reading Tacoma’s new Poet Laureate will be announced (Bill currently holds that position). . . . Chief Librarian Jane Carlin has established the Collins Press, which will produce broadsides, bookmarks, and other fine publications using a hand-press and drawing on the talents of printer Chandler O’Leary and others.