Donna Lee Anderson

Donna Lee posted 103 stories to Kitsap Daily News.
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Author Deanna Holm-“An Adventure in Tropical and Temperate Rainforests” | Bookends

Homeschooling has become very common in our society. If you homeschool, there…

  • Oct 20th, 2017 1:30am

‘The Criminalist’ put the characters you care about in danger | Bookends

In many of the mystery and suspense books we like to read,…

  • Oct 13th, 2017 3:50pm

‘Wild Bird’ by Wendelin Van Draanen | Bookends

This week, I interviewed an author in a new way. Wendelin Van…

  • Oct 3rd, 2017 4:12pm

Revisiting familiar authors and their newest books | Bookends

When I started writing my column, my first author interview was with…

  • Sep 22nd, 2017 1:20pm

Beverley Lehman West finds her way back to Paris | Bookends

When you were young, did you long for a great adventure? Author…

  • Sep 15th, 2017 4:56pm

A science fiction series worth reading | Bookends

Did you ever sit down with a book intending to read just…

  • Sep 5th, 2017 1:00pm

Two delightful books about myths, mountains and poetry

“Olympos” is a book about mountains. It starts with this disclaimer: “Any…

  • Aug 29th, 2017 1:30am

Recommending Kate Breslin’s “High As The Heavens” | Bookends

“High As The Heavens” deals with ordinary people who rise to the…

  • Aug 24th, 2017 8:29am

All about D.V. Berkom’s ‘Vigilante Dead,’ a Kate Jones Thriller | Bookends

Recently, I met with D. V. Berkom, author of “Vigilante Dead,” and…

  • Aug 21st, 2017 10:41am

Try the Poulsbohemian Coffee Shop poetry reading

Many of you already know about the Poulsbohemian Coffee Shop on Front…

  • Aug 4th, 2017 6:00pm

Joshua Porter “The Tree of Ruin” and Birke Duncan “Tricky Trivia Party Games“

Joshua Porter has written “The Tree of Ruin,” an adventure into another…

  • Jul 29th, 2017 4:00pm

Story Jacking: Change your inner dialogue and transform your life

I’ve always believed attitude made all the difference in the way life…

  • Jul 21st, 2017 3:00pm

This cookbook has recipes and ‘food for thought’ | Bookends

Katheryn LaFond has written a different kind of a cookbook. Although her…

  • Jul 14th, 2017 1:14pm

Jennifer J. Wilhoit and Writer’s Helper | Bookends

Meeting with authors and those other participants in the writing world is…

  • Jun 23rd, 2017 9:56am

Read Kim Vogler’s “Home Before Dark” and Sandy S. Fisher’s “Grandma’s Bedtime Stories” | Bookends

Many of you readers have been through the trials and tribulations of…

  • May 26th, 2017 8:30am

Author Dave Richards and The Seattle 7 Writers

Did you know that April is Autism Month? Cindy Rasmussen wrote…

  • Apr 14th, 2017 1:30am

A chat with Paul Lewis | Bookends

Correction: The Memoir Writing Class I am presenting is on May 6,…

  • Mar 31st, 2017 5:00am

AARP says reading is good for your health | Bookends

In a recent issue of the AARP Bulletin, they listed 50 great…

  • Mar 17th, 2017 5:00pm

On meeting Carol Cassella, author of ‘Oxygen’ | BookEnds

When you’re reading a book, or have just finished a book, do…

  • Mar 11th, 2017 6:00am

Author William Mash and events around our area | Bookends

A local author, William Mash of Poulsbo, wrote a book called “The…

  • Feb 28th, 2017 5:18pm

Writer encouragement and review of ‘People of North Kitsap Peninsula’ | Bookends

A question for all you writers out there: Where are you in…

  • Feb 14th, 2017 4:45pm

Poetry and oral storytelling | Bookends

Authors tell stories in many forms. Some write novels, some write poetry…

  • Feb 8th, 2017 12:05pm

More from A.C. Fuller and Pendelton C. Wallace | Bookends

A few weeks ago I told you about a book called “The…

  • Feb 3rd, 2017 1:43pm

Author C. J. Quinn and A.J. Banner book launch | Bookends

“Talia and the Capture of Wrath,” C. J. Quinn’s newest book, is…

  • Jan 10th, 2017 5:35pm

A.C. Fuller, author of ‘The Anonymous Source’ | Bookends

Several months ago, a friend and fellow writer said to me, “Have…

  • Dec 14th, 2016 11:51am

An interview with Kerry Stevens, author of ‘Blood Ties’

Author Kerry Stevens is a lawyer, and who better than a practicing…

  • Nov 17th, 2016 1:30am

Put Frisino, Parsons on your reading list | Bookends

There seems to be a resurgence of novels about World War II. Some romanticize the era, some tell of the struggles and angst and sorrow of this time in our history, and I have just read a novel about the intrigue and intricacies of the spy networks.

  • Nov 3rd, 2016 1:30am

From ‘Happenings’ to ‘Bookends’ | Hansville Happenings

Donna Lee Anderson says goodbye: Hansville Happenings has been a truly lovely gig. Thank you to all for reading my column all these years, and I hope you’ll continue to follow me in Kitsap Weekly — in the Herald and online.

  • Aug 12th, 2016 6:24pm

From a storyteller to ‘Happenings’ columnist | Hansville Happenings

Some little known facts about me: I have always been a storyteller.

  • Jul 5th, 2016 10:40pm

It’s adventure time in Hansville | Hansville Happenings

You can make your life full of adventures by just changing your attitude about doing new or different things. Why not give it a try? If it doesn’t make you happy, you can always go back to your everyday ways, right?

  • May 17th, 2016 5:13pm

Apply now for local groups’ scholarships and grants | Hansville Happenings

If you are interested in applying, please log onto the website Under the Scholarship tab, you will see where you can download the appropriate submission document. And don’t forget: your postmark deadline for this application is May 1, so if you are interested, get started today.

  • Mar 28th, 2016 10:04pm

Setting new goals and finishing old ones

During the holidays leading up to the New Year, I tend to try to make some decisions about how my life will be in the future. Now, don’t get me wrong; these plans are not set in stone and I almost never get to “put them into action,” but nonetheless, every year I make those plans.

  • Dec 18th, 2015 9:32pm

A busy north-end in December | Hansville Happenings

Did you ever notice that when you are on a road trip and driving on a road that is new to you and you are going the speed limit of 40 mph, that everyone else passes you doing 50 or 60? And did you ever notice that when it’s raining so hard the windshield wipers can’t really keep up that everyone else on the road thinks they should go 50 or 60 even if the weather says 45 mph is fast enough, especially with all the standing water on the road?

  • Nov 20th, 2015 6:52pm

Now featuring fiction | Hansville Happenings

I know it’s a little early to think of December Hansville Happenings, but I don’t want you to miss this one: The Hansville Writing Group is sponsoring an author event from 2-4 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Hansville Community Center.

  • Nov 2nd, 2015 10:37pm

Our weather is ideal for fall activities

Living in Hansville gives all of us a wide variety of activities to participate in. You can choose to be really active or semi-active, or just take a walk and probably meet a neighbor or two also out walking.

  • Sep 8th, 2015 4:07pm

The inevitability of change

Some people find change terrifying and some find it challenging. I find it exciting, something new to experience.

  • Jul 31st, 2015 4:45pm

Busy, busy times

Do you know the phrase, “The hurrier I go, the behinder I get?” That’s how I have been feeling lately. Every time I finish a project, another seems to pop up that I just can’t say no to.

  • Jun 26th, 2015 10:22pm

Weather Expert in Hansville

Cliff Mass, Pacific Northwest weather expert, to visit Hansville on June 7.

  • May 26th, 2015 4:32pm

Hansville events are community events

If you live in Hansville or near Hansville, and if you want something to do instead of watching TV or cutting the grass, then let me tell you how much fun you can have in the month of May in our little town.

  • Apr 24th, 2015 5:09pm

Taking things for granted | Hansville Happenings

We here in this beautiful Kitsap Peninsula live in such a beautiful place, with green trees, walking trails and even some groomed paths that all of us can share.

  • Nov 13th, 2014 11:26pm