Leslye Walton was born in the Pacific Northwest. Perhaps because of this, Leslye has developed a strange kinship with the daffodil--she too can only achieve beauty after a long, cold sulk in the rain. She was named a William C.
Kirsten Schowalter was born in Minnesota, but calls many locations -- from Seattle, Washington to Marshfield, Wisconsin -- her home. Upon her high school graduation, she attended her father’s Alma Mater: St. Olaf College. Subsequent to her college years, she moved to Yakima, Washington for the company of family and mountains.
Submitted by emily.inklings on Fri, 01/05/2018 - 3:49pm
Attention, shoppers! It's that time of year again... inventory time. We hate to miss seeing your lovely faces for even a day, but we have to get the store back into shipshape order so that we know exactly what's in the store, and where it all is. To make this possible, we'll be closing at 5 PM on Friday, January 12th and will be closed all day on Saturday, the 13th. We'll be open regular hours (12-6) on Sunday the 14th, and we can't wait to see you then!
"The recently released novel The Child Finder, by Rene Denfeld takes place in a national forest in Oregon. The main character is a woman who investigates missing children. Naomi, the investigator, was abducted herself when very young, and because of her background, she has chosen this specific career to help locate other lost children. The author introduces some colorful characters living in the sparsely populated areas in and around the forest. Also involved in the search is the sheriff and the park ranger. Besides the search for one child who went missing when looking for a Christmas tree with her parents, there is also an element of the old folktale, the snow child, that runs through the book. All of the story happens during a snowy winter. The author has also included an interesting back story about when the young investigator was missing and had no memory of who she was. All of these elements are believable and add to the story. The conclusion to the book was very suspenseful and exciting. I enjoyed the book a lot."
In her new book of poetry, At Sea, LeAnne Ries explores middle life, empty nests, new work, and the maps we use to chart our way. LeAnne was recently included in WA 129, Poems Selected by Tod Marshall, State Poet Laureate, 2016-2018. LeAnne lives in Yakima, Washington with her husband, Gerry, and their scruffy dog, Sparky.