Train Leaves the Station tonight!!

Valley Reads, The Lost Train Zoom program is tonight!! Feel free to join us 6:30 – 8pm PST, Wednesday, December 1st to hear readings by Pacific NW Authors and Chats by PNW Artists about their works that appear in this Special Co-op Anthology. Click this link to join from anywhere:


Spotlight: Tommia Wright & Madison Wachter -THE LOST TRAIN ANTHOLOGY

Pepper Allphin -Old Tree 300dpi VERY FINAL

Old Tree – by Pepper Allphin

THE LOST TRAIN Anthology is coming soon. Release is September 1st. But you can hop on board here at FVP’s website in the next weeks to learn more about the Authors and Artists that were paired to create works for the project.


Tommia Wright                              Madison Wachter

Tommia Wright is a FVP Featured Author, and she was paired with Madison Wachter. Madison painted independently, but added some stars and moon phases in response to requested elements to relate to Tommia’s short story. Both their works will be in the Anthology, but here’s a peek at some of Madison’s paintings and a snippet of Tommia’s Anthology story. Be sure to follow their links to more…


Find more of Madison Wachter’s work at and AshenNewt by Madison on Facebook.


A remarkable coffee shop turned intergalactic train, offers escape from a dystopic earth. An eclectic mix of vibrant souls seek tracks to a more hopeful future on THE L.O.S.T. TRAIN.  By Tommia Wright * Paired Artist: Madison Wachter

Snippet from “THE L.O.S.T. TRAIN: An Unexpected Journey” by Tommia Wright:

When Andy strolled by, Roberta frowned and tried again. “What’s going on and who exactly are you?”

“I told you. Andy Colleagues. Consider me your guide, storyteller, translator, mate, and for the moment,” he smiled as his hands rushed over a series of levers and buttons behind the counter, “mini-conductor.” Looking behind her, she saw all the new arrivals sitting in booths that weren’t there before, and the door to the street had vanished.

Andy came around the counter and handed her a fresh cup of tea. Welcome to the L.O.S.T. Train. Well, the Galaxy Lounge until your sleeper is ready.”

Roberta wondered if she should have something stronger to drink. “I think one of us has lost their mind.”

Andy’s shoulders fell. “Oh dear. Rather fumbling through this again, aren’t I. The L.O.S.T. Train is for Liberation of Stranded Travelers. That would be you and many of your lot here. And before I forget, in case anything should happen, here is your Whistler’s Walker and Lean-Tow.” Read more…

Find more from Tommia at Tommia’s Tablet and on her FVP Author Page

All Proceeds from the Anthology benefit non-profit Arts organization North Bend Art & Industry. Thanks for supporting the Arts!