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Pop-up: Jennifer Hanlon Wilde

Sat, November 13 from 11:30 am - 11:50 am PST
1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Jennifer Hanlon Wilde pops-up in the Portland Art Museum galleries with her mystery novel, Finding the Vein.

Hanlon Wilde is paired with the artwork Dual Form by Barbara Hepworth; found in the Modern & Contemporary Art, on the 2nd floor of the Portland Art Museum. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.


About Finding the Vein: Isaac knew Heritage Camp would be different this year: he was different. While he had accepted who he was, he wasn’t sure how his peers would feel. What he didn’t expect was having to investigate the sudden death of his camp counselor.

Sergeant Mikie O’Malley is called to work on the case, but she finds herself distracted by the fact that the victim was adopted, reminding her of a recent inheritance that has her questioning what family really means.

Located outside of Portland, Oregon, Heritage Camp is a summer retreat for adopted international children where adoptees can explore their identities and bond over their shared experiences. When camp counselor Paul goes into fatal anaphylactic shock one evening, everyone believes it to be a tragic accident. But Sergeant Mikie, a former ER nurse, and her new partner Detective Wu aren’t so easily convinced. Rumors spread quickly through the camp—everyone is a suspect. Isaac and his new friends share their grief and theories about what really happened, bringing shocking evidence to light. As the detectives and campers each conduct investigations into Paul’s death, Heritage Camp’s own secrets start to unravel. They soon discover something much more sinister than they ever expected.

Finding the Vein was made in partnership with The Multnomah County Library Writers Project
Since 2015, the Multnomah County Library Writers Project solicits submissions of self-published works by local authors, and librarians select which to add to the library’s ebook shelves. Each year, Ooligan Press publishes one book from the growing LWP collection. Finding the Vein is the third title from this partnership that celebrates Portland’s authors and libraries.


Purchase Finding the Vein from OOLIGAN PRESS (who can be found in the exhibitor fair at the Portland Art Museum on Saturday, November 13), or from an indie bookstore: ANNIE BLOOM’S BOOKS | Broadway Books | POWELL’S BOOKS

Jennifer Hanlon Wilde

Jennifer Hanlon Wilde lives and writes in Oregon. She is a nurse practitioner and teacher who thinks of her work as opening a kind of map to study the well-worn places where storytelling intersects with health. She also enjoys real maps, traveling the world with her family, and, as a doctoral student at Washington State University, nerding out over global health data. A robust community theater and music scene, acres of orchards, and unparalleled local cider and beer have made it a joy to put down roots in the Columbia River Gorge, but being a Red Sox fan is in her DNA. Finding the Vein is her first novel.

Purchase Finding the Vein from OOLIGAN PRESS (who can be found in the exhibitor fair at the Portland Art Museum on Saturday, November 13), or from an indie bookstore: ANNIE BLOOM'S BOOKS | Broadway Books | POWELL'S BOOKS

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