“I see more and more of you urging writers and artists to challenge evil. Let me add my voice: use your muse to fight injustice, to provoke and challenge, to motivate your audience to work for better, or at least to bring succor to those who have worked and will work again tomorrow. Make your work important. If you write romance or paint abstract, add some politics. Now is the time to save the World again.”—December 16, 2016

Robert Peate is an Oregon-based author who addresses different social issues in fiction and nonfiction.

“You cause my brain to overheat.  And that’s a good thing.”—Suzanne Larson