Updated: May 3, 2021
Oregon Coast journalist Lori Tobias will talk about her book, “Storm Beat,” which chronicles her years covering the Oregon Coast for The Oregonian, during a Zoom/Facebook ` presentation at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 15.
The discussion is hosted by the Cannon Beach Library’s NW Authors Series. To see her presentation, go to the library’s website, https://cannonbeachlibrary.org/events/ and click on the Zoom link at the top of the page. Or, check the library’s Facebook page, at https://www.facebook.com/cannonbeachlibrary/ and roll down to “posts.”
People do not need to be members of Facebook to access the talk. Tobias arrived on the Oregon Coast in 2000. After freelancing from Newport for several years, she signed on to The Oregonian as a stringer covering the coast from Florence to Astoria. Later, she was
hired as a staff writer responsible for the entirety of the coast—one person for 363 miles.
The job meant long hours, being called out for storms in the middle of the night in dangerous conditions and driving hundreds of miles in a day if stories called for it. Tobias has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years, including time at the Rocky Mountain News
as a columnist and features writer.
She currently freelances for several publications and is a columnist for Oregon Arts Watch. Her novel, “Wander,” was published by Red Hen Press in 2016. Tobias lives on the Oregon Coast with her husband Chan and rescue pups Luna and Monkey.