A local author is enjoying some great success lately. For years Kim Cooper Findling of Bend has written for magazines, but this year she's had two books published. The first one was a travel guide called "Day Trips from Portland, Oregon" and the other was a memoir on growing up in Oregon. It's called "Chance of Sun: An Oregon Memoir." How it all happened, was surprisingly easy. “In the writing industry the common wisdom is you need to pitch yourself, really put yourself out there, never give up. I'm sitting at my computer one day and I get an e-mail from him that said he read my blog and he liked it, thought it was funny and wanted to know if I would write a book.” Findling plans to write a book about motherhood for her next project.