Donna Lee Anderson

Independent bookstores offer local, personal alternatives

Do you know what an “indie bookstore” is? This is the descriptive term that means those bookstores that are independently owned and not part of… Continue reading


Writing and editing your book

Being an author and getting your novel or story published is not an easy job. First, you have to write the whole story — yes,… Continue reading


Donna Lee Anderson

Library bookmobiles provide an important service | Bookends

A very fond memory from my childhood is the arrival of the library bookmobile at the playground of my grade school. It would come at… Continue reading


Donna Lee Anderson

Authors to follow in the new year | Bookends

Suggestions of books to read in the coming year

Donna Lee Anderson

Start the new year with local books you might enjoy | Bookends

Resolve to participate in the One Book, One Community in 2018.

Donna Lee Anderson

Merry Christmas — Or Bah Humbug? | Bookends

A holiday poem by auhtor Donna Lee Anderson.

Donna Lee Anderson
Donna Lee Anderson

Author June Cotner and her little books | Bookends

It isn’t often an author gives a mission statement to a publisher, but June Cotner did. Her mission is to create books that “offer comfort,… Continue reading

Donna Lee Anderson
Donna Lee Anderson

A Mourner of Swine” – a memoir and cooking with lavender | Bookends

When we finish our formal schooling and are ready to get on with our lives, many of us go to college or find a job… Continue reading

Donna Lee Anderson
Donna Lee Anderson

“Writing on the Landscape” can help with writer’s block | Bookends

Writers use all kinds of ways to help themselves get past that dreaded writers-block which seems to afflict us all. Now there is a book… Continue reading

Donna Lee Anderson
Donna Lee Anderson

Time to write your memoirs | Bookends

Have you ever wished you could ask your mother or grandmother a question? Obviously, it’s too late after they are gone. But wouldn’t it had… Continue reading

Donna Lee Anderson

‘Memoirs From A Prison Cell’ a troubling tale | Bookends

The sub-title for book one in the “Memoirs From A Prison Cell” trilogy is “The Missteps Of A Southern Boy,” and that really tells the… Continue reading

Discovering the Kitsap Peninsula | Bookends

The holiday season is fast approaching and, for lots of families, this means visitors. So, what do you do with those visitors? Show them around… Continue reading

‘The Deerwhere Awakening’ | Bookends

The Deerwhere Awakening: Here’s another sci-fi book that captured my imagination. Author J.W. Capek has created a world that just could happen in the not… Continue reading

A great gift book for the holidays | Bookends

I think every family has a favorite member who is a great story teller. That person can regale us with stories on almost any subject… Continue reading

Author Deanna Holm-“An Adventure in Tropical and Temperate Rainforests” | Bookends

Homeschooling has become very common in our society. If you homeschool, there are groups for your children so they can get different perspectives and connect… Continue reading

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

In many of the mystery and suspense books we like to read, the bad guy is proven guilty because of the forensic evidence. The police… Continue reading

‘Wild Bird’ by Wendelin Van Draanen | Bookends

This week, I interviewed an author in a new way. Wendelin Van Draanen gave a presentation of her YA book “Wild Bird” to middle-school students… Continue reading

Revisiting familiar authors and their newest books | Bookends

When I started writing my column, my first author interview was with Elena Hartwell. Her first book, “One Dead, Two To Go,” was an Eddie… Continue reading

Beverley Lehman West finds her way back to Paris | Bookends

When you were young, did you long for a great adventure? Author Beverley Lehman West certainly did, and she followed her dream. In her book… Continue reading

A science fiction series worth reading | Bookends

Did you ever sit down with a book intending to read just a few pages and end up devouring the whole book and wishing for… Continue reading