In the Words of Olympic Peninsula Authors
Join us in welcoming 10 authors from Kitsap and the Olympic Peninsula who have published short stories, poetry, and essays in a volume titled In the Words of Olympic Peninsula Authors.
The writers will join us on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 3pm. Each other will be a reading, and all will answer questions about their stories, writing, and publishing.
Authors reading include:
Jon Eekhoff - His first story involved a pilgrim who stepped on a bunch of grapes and fell off the Mayflower. Things haven't changed much ... he's still writing stories turned a few degrees to the weird. Jon is a teacher, a traveler who enjoys getting lost and writing at least one good sentence every day.
Judy Duncan writes about chickens. She's a trained Volunteer Livestock Advisor from Washington State University and spent several years presenting chicken care seminars. She also ran the WSU Chicken Care Hotline. Her poetry and prose have both been published in many journals and anthologies.
Linda Myers exchanged snow boots for rain boots and moved to Port Angeles after a marketing career in Chicago. She writes a column for the Sequim Gazette and has authored seven novels including the PI Bear Jacobs series of cozies with bite. She is co-founder of the Olympic Peninsula Authors.
Jan Thatcher Adams, MD, practiced womb to tomb family medicine for 25 years. Today she is an ER doctor at Olympic Medical Center. The poems in this anthology were written in the years when a woman doctor was a rarity and much less technology was available.
Heidi Hansen writes for the joy of it. She's always been a wordsmith, be it news articles or high tech brochures. Heidi is a retired realtor from Sequim where she now has time to write longer pieces as well as her short story collections. She is co-founder of the Olympic Peninsula Authors.
Ruth Marcus is a powerful woman. She has been a designer, artist, and counselor with a long list of awards. She now focuses on creative writing, workshops, and helping others publish. One of her poems has recently been selected by Poet Laureate Tod Marshall for the Washington 129 Anthology.
Craig Andrews has been in the Northwest 25years and he still hates the weather. But the people here feel like his tribe, and he loves the spooky kind of wildness that lurks and looms over all. He is a yogi and a Taoist adept; gentle persuasion is his M.O., that and a generous dash of humor.
Beth Pratt is an Oregon transplant who's been on the Olympic Peninsula long enough to know the difference between pine and fir, the location of secret mushroom patches, and hikes not found on the National Park map. She's a violinist, an expert in senior living and resident care, and always a storyteller.
Dianne Knox believes each of us has a book inside, and she is working on hers even as she creates the poetry she performs at Peninsula readings. Dianne works at a winery, loves to hike, practices Tai Chi, lives with two rescue dogs, and is an avid reader, knowing reading and writing feed each other.
Charlie Sheldon has worked for East and West Coast ports for 30 years ... about the same length of time he was been writing novels. His book Strong Heart is a tale of hiking the Olympics, an ornery young girl, and an ancient truth ... and his many stories often feature the working life at sea.