Nina Laden on CNN Nina Laden, author and illustrator, spoke with CNN’s Richard Quest this week. Her open letter to Amazon, stating her disappointment with the online retailer’s choice to offer competing titles at a lower price and state that it will take 2-5 weeks for her award-winning latest picture book, Once Upon a Memory, to ship
Buy from your local indie!
Local authors, like New York Times bestselling author Kevin O’Brien pictured at left, are great supporters of local, independent bookstores. The great news for fans is that autographed copies are often available right on the shelf. For example, Seattle Mystery Bookshop, home to that great wall o’ Kevin shown in the picture, usually has signed …
“Each one of the stories in this collection was soooo good! While they’re mostly set in Portland, they’re a rich, sometimes somber portrait of America. Raymond created wonderful little worlds in every story with very believable relationships between the characters. After each story I felt like I’d just finished a novel they were so full. …
“Two-time Newbery Award winner Katherine Paterson teams up with her husband, John, for this ‘freely abridged’ version of the Eden Phillpott’s classic, originally published in 1910. The result is a rollicking adventure through time and magic, a tale about greed and the wages for lusting after power. From the day the Stone Age mason chips …
“This newly expanded edition of Smith’s poignant and revelatory memoir celebrates its 20th anniversary with additional material and photographs.”—King’s Books, Tacoma, WA. Buy Woolgathering from your local indie.
“This is a wonderful story—perhaps for the older young adult reader. I’d recommend 15 and older. An unusual story peopled with very unusual characters. The story is mystery, magic, romance and action. It will break your heart, yet leave you hoping.”—Sandi, Magnolia’s Bookstore, Seattle. Buy Daughter of Smoke and Bone from your local indie.
“Blueprints of the Afterlife is a creative move away from the dragons, vampires and spaceships that dominate the sci-fi fantasy field. Set in a futuristic Seattle, corporate-sponsored armies do battle, medicine is dispensed by way of a version of the Internet, and a sentient glacier wreaks havoc on the continent. Imagine a Kurt Vonnegut treatment …
“This little book is a lus(h)cious tour through the Lost Generation. This newly-compiled collection features previously unpublished stories with all manner of characters: musicians, artists, debutantes, street urchins, and, of course, booze. Please read responsibly.”—King’s Books, Tacoma. Buy On Booze from your local indie.
“Whenever someone asks what I would eat for the rest of my life, if I could eat only one thing, I shout: Sushi! Because I. Love. Sushi. I love to make it, I love very, very much to eat it, and I also love to look at it; done well, it is art. This book …