Donna Lee Anderson

Donna Lee Anderson

Two delightful books about myths, mountains and poetry

“Olympos” is a book about mountains. It starts with this disclaimer: “Any resemblance to Mount Olympus in Washington State is unintentional, or that is what… Continue reading

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

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

“High As The Heavens” deals with ordinary people who rise to the occasion and do extraordinary things. That’s how Kate Breslin describes her latest book.… Continue reading

Recommending Kate Breslin’s “High As The Heavens” | Bookends
D.V. Berkom’s lastest book leads readers through life as a drug addicted junkie.

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 of course I had some questions. I asked her where the idea for… Continue reading

D.V. Berkom’s lastest book leads readers through life as a drug addicted junkie.
Try the Poulsbohemian Coffee Shop poetry reading

Try the Poulsbohemian Coffee Shop poetry reading

Many of you already know about the Poulsbohemian Coffee Shop on Front Street in Poulsbo. I have had the privilege of drinking their lattes and… Continue reading

Try the Poulsbohemian Coffee Shop poetry reading
Joshua Porter “The Tree of Ruin” and Birke Duncan “Tricky Trivia Party Games“

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 world. As one reviewer wrote, “This book will provide anyone who loves heroic… Continue reading

Joshua Porter “The Tree of Ruin” and Birke Duncan “Tricky Trivia Party Games“
Story Jacking: Change your inner dialogue and transform your life

Story Jacking: Change your inner dialogue and transform your life

I’ve always believed attitude made all the difference in the way life treated you. And now here is a book that addresses this topic. Lyssa… Continue reading

Story Jacking: Change your inner dialogue and transform your life
This cookbook has recipes and ‘food for thought’ | Bookends

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

Katheryn LaFond has written a different kind of a cookbook. Although her book, “Seasoned with Gratitude,” includes 250 recipes, it holds so much more in… Continue reading

This cookbook has recipes and ‘food for thought’ | Bookends
Jennifer J. Wilhoit and Writer’s Helper | Bookends

Jennifer J. Wilhoit and Writer’s Helper | Bookends

Meeting with authors and those other participants in the writing world is one of the great perks of writing this column. I’ve met those who… Continue reading

Jennifer J. Wilhoit and Writer’s Helper | Bookends
“Grandma’s Bedtime Stories” is the first book of a series written by Sandy S. Fisher. (Sandy S. Fisher/Contributed)

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 starting a business. In “Home Before Dark,” author Kim Vogler has us follow… Continue reading

“Grandma’s Bedtime Stories” is the first book of a series written by Sandy S. Fisher. (Sandy S. Fisher/Contributed)
Author Dave Richards and The Seattle 7 Writers

Author Dave Richards and The Seattle 7 Writers

Did you know that April is Autism Month? Cindy Rasmussen wrote a book, “Autism, a Family Journey.” It is available through Amazon and was… Continue reading

Author Dave Richards and The Seattle 7 Writers
A chat with Paul Lewis | Bookends

A chat with Paul Lewis | Bookends

Correction: The Memoir Writing Class I am presenting is on May 6, not May 26 as was printed erroneously in my last column. Sorry if… Continue reading

A chat with Paul Lewis | Bookends
“Nocturnal” written by Mark Allen, is a story set in present-day San Diego, where a “drug war rages” on both sides of the border. An undercover policeman has infiltrated the cartel and is marked for death. But a vampire saves the young cop’s life and “protects him as they take down the cartel and discover who sold him out.” (Mark Allen / Contributed)

AARP says reading is good for your health | Bookends

In a recent issue of the AARP Bulletin, they listed 50 great ways to live longer. This was No. 37 on the list: “You need… Continue reading

“Nocturnal” written by Mark Allen, is a story set in present-day San Diego, where a “drug war rages” on both sides of the border. An undercover policeman has infiltrated the cartel and is marked for death. But a vampire saves the young cop’s life and “protects him as they take down the cartel and discover who sold him out.” (Mark Allen / Contributed)

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

When you’re reading a book, or have just finished a book, do you ever wonder what the author is like? Sure, you can see the… Continue reading

Author William Mash and events around our area | Bookends

A local author, William Mash of Poulsbo, wrote a book called “The Magical Pen.” The book is a collection of 18 short stories based on… Continue reading

Scenic detail from the cover of “People of North Kitsap Peninsula” by the Hansville Historical Society.

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

A question for all you writers out there: Where are you in the writing plans you made for the New Year? Have you started writing… Continue reading

Scenic detail from the cover of “People of North Kitsap Peninsula” by the Hansville Historical Society.
Poetry and oral storytelling | Bookends

Poetry and oral storytelling | Bookends

Authors tell stories in many forms. Some write novels, some write poetry and some, like George Hastings, show their talents as a story teller by… Continue reading

Poetry and oral storytelling | Bookends
More from A.C. Fuller and Pendelton C. Wallace | Bookends

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

A few weeks ago I told you about a book called “The Anonymous Source,” written by A.C. Fuller. It’s a great read about a reporter… Continue reading

More from A.C. Fuller and Pendelton C. Wallace | Bookends
Author C. J. Quinn and A.J. Banner book launch | Bookends

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

“Talia and the Capture of Wrath,” C. J. Quinn’s newest book, is written for the middle-grade audience but, much like the Harry Potter books, adults… Continue reading

Author C. J. Quinn and A.J. Banner book launch | Bookends
A.C. Fuller, author of ‘The Anonymous Source’ | Bookends

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

Several months ago, a friend and fellow writer said to me, “Have you met A.C. Fuller yet? He’s a neighbor of yours.” We both lived… Continue reading

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

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

Author Kerry Stevens is a lawyer, and who better than a practicing lawyer to write a book about courtrooms and the legal workings of a… Continue reading