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Artfully Edmonds brief: Mountlake Terrace teacher’s novel hits No. 1 on Amazon’s eBook best seller list

Artfully Edmonds brief: Mountlake Terrace teacher’s novel hits No. 1 on Amazon’s eBook best seller list

This winter, Mountlake Terrace High School English Teacher Stephen Merlino published his fantasy novel, The Jack of Souls, and on Feb. 19 it hit No. 1 on Amazon’s Fantasy Coming of Age eBook Best Seller list. On the same day, it was No. 9 in Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories, and No. 23 in Sword & Sorcery. “I’m ecstatic!” Merlino said. “I’m not sure how long it’s been up there. My w... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Rayanne Sinclair releases third novel

Artfully Edmonds brief: Rayanne Sinclair releases third novel

Edmonds author Rayanne Sinclair has released her third novel, “Page Turner” about main character Page Holden, an aspiring concert pianist who is about to become caught up in the turbulent ’60s. Synopsis: In 1960, Page Holden leaves her small-town life behind to pursue her dream of becoming a concert pianist. She’s eventually accepted into Ohio State’s prestigious School of Music,... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Happening nearby — children’s author at Lynnwood Library

Author Appearance Lynnwood Library 19200 44th Ave. W Sunday, Feb 8
 1-3 p.m. Author LaVona Odingo will have a book signing at the Lynnwood Library for her children’s book, “Bully Goes Down.” In her own words Odingo tells the story of “a child who is bullied and how the parents of the children involved get together to discuss why children bully, how to help them change, and how to help the victim r... »

Artfully Edmonds profile: ‘Through Our Eyes’ now at the Edmonds Bookshop

“Through Our Eyes, duo memoirs written in gritty diary format, is now available at Edmonds Bookshop. Written by Zahava Epp and Jeni Glaze “Through Our Eyes” is a cautionary tale about two women making their way back from sexual and relationship abuse. Underwritten by the Hazel Miller Foundation, the project chronicles the questions each memoir-writer asks herself in retrospect about what led to th... »

‘Travels with Charlize’ author to release book next month

‘Travels with Charlize’ author to release book next month

Edmonds-based author David R. Gross announced Monday he is releasing a new book based on his popular My Edmonds News column, “Travels with Charlize: In Search of Living Alone.” “Travels with Charlize: In Search of Living Alone,” chronicles the retired veterinarian’s road trips with his new rescue dog, Charlize, after losing his wife of 52 years, Rosalie, to cancer. Th... »

Scene in Edmonds: Local author draws a crowd to Edmonds Bookshop

Scene in Edmonds: Local author draws a crowd to Edmonds Bookshop

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Artfully Edmonds brief: Judith Works to read from new novel Jan. 17

Artfully Edmonds brief: Judith Works to read from new novel Jan. 17

Saturday, Jan. 17 Noon Judith Works Author Reading Bibliophiles who stroll into Edmonds Bookshop (111 5th Ave. S.) at noon on Saturday, Jan. 17 will be greeted by a good friend – Judith Works. Judith has been invited by bookshop owner Mary Kay Sneeringer to do a reading of her newly released novel, “City of Illusions”. Edmonds residents who appreciate the library, attend the city’s Write On The So... »

Presenters sought for 2015 Write on the Sound Writers’ Conference

Presenter proposals are now being accepted for the 30th Annual Write on the Sound Writers’ Conference presented by the Edmonds Arts Commission. The three-day conference focused on the craft of writing will be held Oct. 2, 3 and 4, 2015 at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds. The conference, which has sold out for the past several years, offers over 30 sessions for the beginning, int... »

Artfully Edmonds profile: Author Judith Works releases latest work, ‘City of Illusions’

Artfully Edmonds profile: Author Judith Works releases latest work, ‘City of Illusions’

I simply cannot imagine Edmonds author Judith Works living “a routine life”; but that is exactly what she professes was happening before she decided to attain a mid-life law degree and dash off to Rome soon after for an assignment with the United Nations. Judith and I sat down to discuss her latest book, “City of Illusions” , which is now available for order through the Edmonds Bookshop (111 5th A... »

Artfully Edmonds Spotlight: Edmonds musician’s new book teaches children about bullying

Artfully Edmonds Spotlight: Edmonds musician’s new book teaches children about bullying

Edmonds author Nick Baker has been keeping busy with “two of my favorite things”! Books and Music. On Sunday afternoon, Dec. 14, elementary school teachers, grandparents, and young shoppers found Nick at the University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., signing his debut storybook, “Turtle.” “Turtle” details the poignant story of a remarkable young man who overcomes being bullied because his ab... »

‘Annie’s Second Wind’ author at Edmonds Bookshop Saturday

‘Annie’s Second Wind’ author at Edmonds Bookshop Saturday

Author Wally Carlson will be signing his newest book, “Annie’s Second Wind,” at the Edmonds Bookshop, Saturday, Oct. 18 at noon. Barbara Kindness told My Edmonds News: “Readers of Annie’s Second Wind will delight in the lively antics of Annie Perkins, a 75-year-old who lives on Seven Sisters Island in Puget Sound with and her unusual band of acquaintances. Annie, the only living ... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Book launch party for ‘Tiger Tail Soup’

Artfully Edmonds brief: Book launch party for ‘Tiger Tail Soup’

When Nicki Chen’s first novel, “Tiger Tail Soup,” appeared at Edmonds Bookshop earlier this summer, her Elm Place neighbors were among the first to purchase copies. And, when Chen needed a place to hold a book launch party Monday evening, her neighbors, John and Sheila Valentine, opened their home to the Edmonds community. The champagne flowed, laughter filled their home, and the Valen... »

Artfully Edmonds close-up: Edmonds novelist Nicki Chen debuts ‘Tiger Tail Soup’ with Saturday book signing

Artfully Edmonds close-up: Edmonds novelist Nicki Chen debuts ‘Tiger Tail Soup’ with Saturday book signing

This week, Edmonds resident Nicki Chen is enjoying the achievement of having published her debut novel, “Tiger Tail Soup.” In celebration, Edmonds Bookshop (111 Fifth Ave. S. ) is holding a book signing for Nicki this Saturday, June 14 between noon and 1 o’clock. Hearing this exciting news, Artfully Edmonds decided to learn as much as possible about the back story of this historical no... »

Edmonds author’s ’84 Ribbons’ earns awards; local appearances coming up

Edmonds author’s ’84 Ribbons’ earns awards; local appearances coming up

Paddy Eger, long-time resident of Edmonds, is dancing up to the awards podium this month as her debut novel, “84 Ribbons,” gains momentum in prestigious literary circles. A retired educator, Eger entered the publishing world in 2011 with her title, “Educating America” – a resource planner for educators. The popular workbook (and series centerpiece) earned Ms. Eger a number of national radio appear... »

Reminder: Friends of the Edmonds Library Annual Book Sale Saturday

Friends of the Edmonds Library is hosting its 32nd annual book sale this Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St. Get there early and browse thousands of donated books, CDs and DVDs of interest to children, teens and adults. All proceeds benefit the Edmonds Library. »

Recommended Reads: ‘The Essence of Style’ explains how fashion became reality

Recommended Reads: ‘The Essence of Style’ explains how fashion became reality

By Wendy Kendall “The Essence of Style,” by Joan DeJean Mais oui, c’est chic to read about the Louis XIV Legacy. How exciting to find an author who makes history fun. She goes the extra mile and relates French life in the 17th century to habits and entertainments in our life today. Joan DeJean writes with energy and humor about living history. You just can’t wait to read the next chapt... »