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David Morrison book signing Thursday at Edmonds Bookshop

David Morrison book signing Thursday at Edmonds Bookshop

Edmonds author/playwright/director David Morrison will make a special appearance at Edmonds Bookshop this Thursday, June 18, 5-8 p.m. to read from and sign his third book, “Guild of Immortal Women.” The popular fantasy is a finalist in the ForeWord Reviews annual IndieFab awards. It has been getting five-star reviews throughout the nation since its publication late last year. Want a li... »

Scriber student authors read excerpts from personal memoirs at Cafe Louvre

Scriber student authors read excerpts from personal memoirs at Cafe Louvre

It was an emotional and uplifting evening at Edmonds’ Cafe Louvre as a very special group of Scriber Lake High School students officially launched their collection of personal memoirs, “We Hope You Rise Up.” The event was marked by students taking the microphone to read excerpts from their stories, many telling of personal tragedy, drug addiction, abuse and death. As the students... »

Edmonds author’s debut novel named finalist in National Indie Excellence Awards

Edmonds author’s debut novel named finalist in National Indie Excellence Awards

Edmonds author Nicki Chen has been named a finalist in the 9th Annual 2015 National Indie Excellence Awards for her debut novel, “Tiger Tail Soup.” Chen takes the honor in the category of Historical Fiction. “Tiger Tail Soup” tells the story of a young Chinese woman whose peaceful life is thrown into turmoil when her husband disappears and Japanese forces surround her islan... »

Artfully Edmonds profile: How late-blooming novelist Dee Dahl’s career came to be

Artfully Edmonds profile: How late-blooming novelist Dee Dahl’s career came to be

Book Signing: Rebel and The Promise Saturday, April 18 ~ Noon Edmonds Bookshop 111 5th Ave. S. Dear Readers, Have you ever attended the Edmonds’ 4th of July parade? Crowded isn’t it? Wall-to-wall people, right? As crowded as Mardi Gras in New Orleans, the Indie 500, the Puyallup Fair! Well, I was on the streets of Edmonds, 4th of July 2013 – and so was author Dee Dahl. Yes, two retired women who h... »

‘It only took 32 years': Persistence pays off as 82-year-old publishes first novel

‘It only took 32 years': Persistence pays off as 82-year-old publishes first novel

(The following is sponsored content) Author/actress/teacher Delores M. (Dee) Dahl will appear for her Northwest book-signing debut at Edmonds Bookshop Saturday, April 18 at noon. Rebel and The Promise, Ms. Dahl’s first novel, is an historical adventure, romance, coming-of-age story, set in the tumultuous Pre-Civil War of 1860. Kansas,Territory—a cholera epidemic forces newly orphaned 17-year-old S... »

Edmonds literary community mourns passing of Ivan Doig

Edmonds literary community mourns passing of Ivan Doig

My Edmonds News notes Thursday’s passing of Ivan Doig, a prodigious writer and great friend to the Edmonds literary community. Over the years, many Edmonds residents attended Doig’s readings and book signings. Doig is the author of 16 books in total, including “This House of Sky” which was a National Book Award nominee. His historical fiction won many awards including the 2007 Wallace Stegne... »

Seattle7Writer Bernadette Pajer to speak on Monday

Seattle7Writer Bernadette Pajer to speak on Monday

Author Bernadette Pajer will speak Monday, April 6, at 11 a.m. in the Edmonds Library as part of EPIC’s Monday Morning Writing Group. The talk is hosted by nonprofit EPIC Group Writers, which offers a free writing group at 10 a.m. Seating is limited to the first twenty people. Bernadette Pajer’s talk will touch on ‘Write What You Emotionally Know.’ “In this presentati... »

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... »

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