Afraid of Goosequills

The Wit & Wisdom of Neil Hummasti

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About Neil Hummasti

In 2011, after a long and distinguished career as a high school English teacher and coach, Astoria, Oregon resident Neil Hummasti died from pancreatic cancer at the age of 61.

Neil Hummasti, Molalla, 1978
Neil Hummasti, Molalla, 1978

He left behind well over a half million words of unpublished writing and issued no instructions as to their posthumous disposition. The cache included two literary novels, one Christian-themed novel, two theological tracts, 30 short stories, ten essays, and fragments of a play and memoir.

Arnie Hummasti arranged for the publication of his brother’s writing in two phases. Phase One consisted of creating a web site, publishing the two literary novels in print and e-book formats, distributing them through various outlets, and making a selection of the short stories available as free downloads.