The Flower of Stars, Poems by Opal

The Flower of Stars, Poems by Opal

The following selections from Opal Whiteley’s The Flower of Stars have been slightly edited by Pacific Northwest author Jennefer Jane Harper.  Currently, she is working on a book about Opal Whiteley which features Whiteley’s original poems accompanied by annotation...
Ping Yang on the Mohawk

Ping Yang on the Mohawk

The Forgotten Asians of Western Oregon By Stephen H. Williamson In addition to researching the life of Opal Whiteley, Steve is also noted for documenting the forgotten history of Asians in early Marcola, Oregon. Opal lived in Marcola as a small child. Discover where...
Review of the book “Opal”

Review of the book “Opal”

“OPAL”, by Katherine Beck A Flawed Book about a Flawed Gem Reviewed by Stephen Williamson   ** two stars People interested in the writer Opal Whiteley have long waited for an objective biography. It was hoped that K.K. Beck, author of over a dozen pulp...
Opal Whiteley Mental Health Report

Opal Whiteley Mental Health Report

Did Opal have have Autism/Asperger’s, Not Schizophrenia? I started the Opal Whiteley Memorial in 1994 to talk about subjects that are often taboo like child abuse and schizophrenia. Opal’s life and writings offer important lessons for how we treat people. ...