Artfully Edmonds brief: Local mother and son authors embark on mini-book tour

Kathy Passage Lo Res
Kathy Passage

Friday, Dec. 4
6-8 p.m.
85 Pike St. #200
Seattle, WA

Local Author News!

Every year Kathy Passage sings at the Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition. This year the Edmonds writer, My Edmonds Restaurant News columnist and music enthusiast will not be singing — she’ll be signing.

Passage was invited to the competition (now in its 29th year) after her story “Community Spirit” was published in the 2015 edition of “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Merry Christmas!”

The author tells My Edmonds News that her story “is about our family tradition of attending the Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition. We’ve attended the competition for almost 20 years.”

Proceeds from book sales that evening will benefit Pike Market Senior Center and Food Bank.

Passage says of her participation as a bookseller at this year’s competition, “I’m thrilled to have my essay published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Merry Christmas! And, I hope readers of My Edmonds News will be excited and consider attending this wonderful event.”

The “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book series has sold over 100 million editions to date in the U.S. and Canada alone, more than 250 titles, and has translated the series into more than 40 languages.

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Thursday, Dec. 10
Noon-8 p.m.

Bellingham Cruise Terminal, 2nd Floor
355 Harris Ave., Bellingham

Holiday Book Festival

Bellingham is the next stop in Passage’s book tour. Between noon and 8 p.m. she will be selling and signing copies of Chicken Soup for the Soul, Merry Christmas, at the Holiday Book Festival being held at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal.

Twenty-six Pacific Northwest authors and illustrators will be displaying and selling their work directly to the public at this opening of the 2015 Holiday Season.

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Nick Baker

Nick Baker
Nick Baker musician/songwriter


Passage’s son — local musician and songwriter Nick Baker — will be playing holiday music at the festival as well as promoting his book, Turtle, and his music CDs.

Admission to the event – and parking – are free to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

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Saturday, Dec. 12
Main Street Books

110 E. Main St.

Book Signing in Monroe

Nick will be signing copies of his children’s book, “Turtle” at Main Street Books on Dec. 12. So let your friends living in Monroe know what a great anti-bullying ‘all’s well that ends well’ story this is.

“Turtle” by Nick Baker is available locally at Edmonds Bookshop, 111 5th Ave. S.

Based on true incidents – a delightful ending about one of our local heroes!

Contact the bookstore at 360-794-2976 for updates on this event or bookmark Nick’s Facebook page for updates.

— By Emily Hill


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