ASL Interpreter and LGBTQI Author Drue M. Scott Will Sign Books at Lincoln City Archery (Press Release)

Lincoln City, OR (May 13, 2021) – From May 29 to 31, 2021, Lincoln City Archery will host author Drue M. Scott, whose new release is the third in the Mortal Choice series set in the fictional town of Blackwood Forest, Oregon. Scott’s Mortal Choice series has found resonance within the Deaf community for its heroine Jinx, who is a werewolf and happens to be deaf. Her best friend Christian is gay.

Originally, Scott had intended to explore what happens when a Deaf girl changes into a werewolf, and how that change would affect her hearing. He was also interested in exploring the dynamic between the werewolf and her gay best friend, who doesn’t know she’s a lycanthrope. The story follows more than the two characters Scott had envisioned in its first phases, and Oregon plays its own role.

“I love the Pacific Northwest: the smells, the sights, the mountains and rivers, and the ability to drive a short amount of time and be in the wilderness. I wanted a place far enough removed from the hustle of city life but still attached enough to be open-minded, mostly. A place that could easily harbor some close-mindedness but not be without hope for making the world better,” said Scott. “I really wanted my fictional town to be cool, damp, beautiful, and not too far from the rocky coast of the Pacific; Oregon was the perfect place to create Blackwood Forest.”

The Mortal Choice series has been called cinematic in scope and, with its werewolves and fairies, it compares favorably to “Twilight.” Those who are looking for a new twist on old themes will definitely enjoy Scott’s stories.

“This series is unique because it takes some of the typical mythologies of supernatural beings and beasts and looks at them through a different lens,” said Scott. “The Mortal Choice series takes place in a rich environment full of things the reader will find familiar, but done in a fresh new way.”

Scott will be at Lincoln City Archery on May 29 from 4pm to 7pm, when he will give a talk on “Inclusivity in Fiction” in the evening. On May 30, he will be available to sign books from noon to 4pm, and on May 31, he will be in town to sign books from 11am to 1pm. Hours may be expanded due to popularity.

Lincoln City Archery Grand Opening Press Release

Lincoln City, OR (April 26, 2021) – On May 15, 2021, Lincoln City Archery will hold its grand opening at the Lincoln City Outlets at 11am. The indoor archery range will allow people to learn the art of traditional archery focusing on the meditative and intuitive aspects of using a bow and arrow.

People ages eight and older will have the opportunity to learn how to shoot a bow and arrow without any of the modern-day trappings. This is the same type of shooting as depicted in movies like Brave and Robin Hood.

“People rely so much on technology and advances in equipment that they forget they can do it themselves without help,” says Instructor and Owner Shad Engkilterra, who trained under Master Archer Armin Hirmer in the country of Malta.

Archery has mental and physical health benefits. It allows the archer to feel empowered. However, those aren’t the main reasons to go according to Engkilterra.

“Archery is fun,” says Engkilterra. “I love the peace it brings and the sense of calm and focus, but I also like to delve into the games aspect of archery.”

Future events will include Zombie Apocalypse Arcade, Duck Hunt, and the possibility of staving off a killer pumpkin invasion. Engkilterra is also looking for people who would like to participate in an evening Archers’ League.

“Traditional archery can be done as an individual, but when people get together to support each other, it becomes an even more powerful activity,” says Engkilterra. “Making connections with others is one thing that soothes the core of who we are.”

Bookings can be made online at www.lincolncityarchery.com. Those who wish to book the range for parties can call 503-409-8371.

The range is currently using small poundage bows. Those who hunt are welcome to come practice their form using the smaller pound bows and field tips. The store can order archery equipment of any kind for anyone. It will carry a small number of items in stock.

“As we grow, we will look to expand our inventory,” says Engkilterra, “but for the moment, we will be happy to make special orders and have them available for pick up or to send them by mail.”

Bows and arrows aren’t the only things you’ll find at Lincoln City Archery. The store will also carry books on archery and books written by Indie authors.

“We’re looking forward to holding author signings for people looking to break into the business,” says Engkilterra. “Drue M. Scott, author of a series set in the fictional town of Blackwood Forest, Or, has already committed to coming out for Memorial Day weekend.”

What People Are Saying about Lincoln City Archery

From May 5 through May 12, Lincoln City Archery held a soft opening and showed its appreciation for those employed at Lincoln City Outlets. The soft opening allowed Lincoln City Archery to test its systems, spot some weaknesses, and correct those weaknesses before the grand opening on May 15. Participants were asked to fill out a questionnaire about what they liked and what needed improvement. Here are some of their comments:

  • The range included professional instruction and was very safe.
  • It was a very unique experience.
  • Great environment, nice people.
  • This was a lot of fun!
  • The instructor was very nice and made the whole experience very enjoyable.
  • It’s great for beginners.
  • It gives my husband and I something to do together.

They also liked the clear, personal instructions, tips for shooting, and the experience of learning and getting to know archery.

At Lincoln City Archery, we strive to bring each individual the amount of instruction he or she needs or wants while maintaining safety and keeping the arrows on the target. We would love to help you learn to shoot a bow and arrow in the traditional way using the Mediterranean draw technique. We are a family-owned business.

If you would like to join us at our range, reserve your space online at https://penguinatecom.wordpress.com/lincoln-city-archery-booking-form/.

Queenie Penguin Predicts Future

In 2018, Jenya made Queenie Penguin. Our cosplayer was dressed in a green hood and had a quiver on his back.

In 2019, my parents took our place at the Salem Holiday Market in Oregon. They ran the booth so that penguins could be adopted in time for the holidays. When they reported that Queenie had been adopted, I was excited, and that was it. We wished Queenie well with the penguin’s new forever family.

On May 15, 2021, Jenya and I are opening an indoor archery range. We found a space at Lincoln City Outlets that would allow us to shoot four lanes in the beginning with the opportunity for expansion. The space was previously occupied by a store called “Justice.”

As a store opening gift, mom gave us Queenie Penguin. She said she knew we would need Queenie for our next adventure because we were already talking about an archery range in 2019. When Jenya opened up Queenie’s passport and read it, we were amazed. Queenie loves archery, night clubs and justice. I guess we’ll have to play some techno music just to complete Queenie’s space. Stop by to say “Hi” to Queenie and see if he has a prediction for you. I bet it’ll have something to do with fun and hitting your target.