Happy International Women’s Day! A day to celebrate the women in our lives and all those who’ve come before. At Overcup Press, we want to spend the day recognizing women in the arts, and it just so happens that half of our catalog has been authored by women! In celebration, we’d like to highlight each of them and their amazing work.

Liz Prato is a Tennessee Williams Scholar, contributor at the Tin House Writing Workshop, and author of two books. Her newest book, Volcanoes, Palm Trees, and Privilege: Essays on Hawai‘i, is set for release April 16, 2019 from Overcup. Her writing has been featured in numerous magazines and journals, like Baltimore Review, Salon, and ZYZZYVA.  She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Karen Locke is the founder of High Proof Creative, one of the only woman-owned marketing agencies in the distilling scene, and has written dozens of articles, with pieces in publications such as GQ magazine, Bon Appétit, Thrillist, and Sip Northwest. Her articles revolve primarily around food and drink, making her first book, High-Proof PDX: A Spirited Guide to Portland's Craft Distilling Scene, the perfect breakout title. She resides in the Kenton neighborhood of Portland with her husband, Nathan, and their calico cat named Dolores.

Niki Ganong is a travel writer and journalist from Portland, Oregon, whose first book, The Field Guide to Drinking in America, outlines all of the unique drinking laws around the country.  She was inspired to write the field guide after all of the difficulties she encountered trying to get a drink in different parts of the country. Niki is also a food, history, and drink blogger and a self-proclaimed libation vacationer.

Naoshi is a Japanese illustrator who currently lives in Los Angeles, California. In an effort to familiarize more people, outside of Japan, with Sunae—Japanese sand art—she has participated in a wide range of projects including gallery exhibitions, commercial work, and children’s workshops. Ice Cream Work, her first book, was developed from a drawing she made when she was seven years old called “Ice Cream Walked.”

Maryanna Hoggatt has been working as a full-time painter and illustrator since 2013, later teaching herself to sculpt via countless hours of research and YouTube videos. Her pieces have gained significant popularity and are now recognizable across a wide array of formats—from paintings and sculptures to murals, books, and beer labels. Her first book, Tolly, follows the adventures of a brave raccoon fighting to defend our dreams.

Join us in celebrating all of these amazing women and all the women in your own life!

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