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the vast publishing conspiracy

Real quick–what’s wrong with these pictures? Quick answer: nothing. Not a blessed thing. Well, except  maybe they didn’t sell so well back in the early 90s, which put the author’s survival (sales-wise)

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summer reading

What’s on your list? Mine is ever-changing, but here are a few of the latest and greatest. Reminder: books are free from your local library. Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de

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more northwest goodness

As if my roundup of romance wasn’t enough, here’s something else to tempt you: Local, national authors dish up their favorite recipes By Mary Ann Gwinn Seattle Times book editor

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Still toasty warm! Thanks, Booklist!

Fireside. Wiggs, Susan (author). Feb. 2009. 416p. MIRA, paperback, $7.99 (9780778326175).  REVIEW. First published February 15, 2009 (Booklist). For years, hard-living Bo Crutcher has worked diligently toward a New York Yankees pitching spot,

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in like a LION

Literary Lion, that is. Save the date. Please come join us for dinner! Literary Lions Gala   When:       6 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2009   Where:      Bellevue Regional

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unhappy camper

Someone has gone to a lot of trouble to post nasty reviews on Amazon. The same person used 4 (and counting) different names to give poor Fireside 4 low ratings. I’m very flattered

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Calling all writers!

Hey, local writers! Real quick–go look at the winter class offerings from Field’s End. This is a place that will help your writing dreams come true, with small classes, skilled

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the reader's dilemma

It’s nothing new (pun intended)–used book sales have been a part of the publishing equation ever since the first undergrad sold her first college textbook back to the bookstore in order

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I left my heart in Ketchikan.

Now this is what you want every author appearance to be. Avid readers, good-hearted fun, friends old and new. Thanks to Charlotte Glover of First City Library, to Parnassus Books,

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the doctor is IN

Hey Seattle-area writers! Come and learn from a master about how to write when you don’t have time to write. With two sets of twins, a gigantic dog, and duel

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