Thirty-six of the most interesting writers in the Pacific Northwest came together for a week-long marathon of writing live on stage. The result? Hotel Angeline, a truly inventive novel that surprises at every turn of the page.Something is amiss at the Hotel Angeline, a rickety former mortuary perched atop Capitol Hill in rain-soaked Seattle. Fourteen-year-old Alexis Austin is fixing the plumbing, the tea, and all the problems of the world, it seems, in her landlady mother's absence. The quirky tenant a hilarious mix of misfits and rabble-rousers from days gone by rely on Alexis all the more when they discover a plot to sell the Hotel. Can Alexis save their home? Find her real father? Deal with her surrogate dad's dicey past? Find true love? Perhaps only their feisty pet crow, Habib, truly knows. Provoking interesting questions about the creative process, this novel is by turns funny, scary, witty, suspenseful, beautiful, thrilling, and unexpected.
Garth SteinNotify me of new titles added by this author
Garth Stein, a former documentary filmmaker, was co-producer of an Academy Award-winning short film. He is the author of the #1 bestselling The Art of Racing in the Rain and Raven Stole the Moon. He lives in Seattle with his wife and children.
Jennie ShortridgeNotify me of new titles added by this author
Jennie Shortridge has published five novels: Love Water Memory, When She Flew, Love and Biology at the Center of the Universe, Eating Heaven, and Riding with the Queen. When not writing, teaching writing workshops, or volunteering with kids, Jennie stays busy as a founding member of Seattle7Writers.org, a collective of Northwest authors devoted both to raising funds for community literacy projects and to raising awareness of Northwest literature.
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Erica BauermeisterNotify me of new titles added by this author
Erica Bauermeister's love of slow food and slow life was cemented by her two years living in northern Italy with her husband and children. She has taught literature and creative writing at the University of Washington and currently lives in Seattle with her family. The School of Essential Ingredients is her first novel.
Deb CalettiNotify me of new titles added by this author
Deb Caletti is the award-winning author of more than ten novels, including
Honey, Baby, Sweetheart;
The Nature of Jade
The Story of Us
. In addition to being a National Book Award finalist, Deb's work has gained other distinguished recognition, including the PNBA Best Book Award, the Washington State Book Award, and School Library Journal's Best Book award, as well as finalist citations for the California Young Reader Medal and the PEN USA Literary Award. She lives with her family in Seattle. You can visit her at
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William DietrichNotify me of new titles added by this author
William Dietrich is the author of twelve novels, including five previous Ethan Gage titles- Napoleon's Pyramids, The Rosetta Key, The Dakota Cipher, The BarbaryPirates, and The Emerald Storm . Dietrich is also a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, historian, and naturalist. A winner of the PNBA Award for Nonfiction, he lives in Washington State.
Karen FinneyfrockNotify me of new titles added by this author
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Stephanie KallosNotify me of new titles added by this author
Stephanie Kallos spent twenty years in the theatre as an actor and teacher. She is the author of the bestselling, award-winning novel Broken for You, which has been translated into 10 languages. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two sons. Visit her online at http://www.stephaniekallos.com/.
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Kevin O'BrienNotify me of new titles added by this author
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Sean BeaudoinNotify me of new titles added by this author
Sean Beaudoin is the author of You Killed Wesley Payne, Going Nowhere Faster which was nominated as one of YALSA's 'Best Books for Young Adults,' Fade to Blue, which was called 'Infinite Jest for teens' by Booklist, and The Infects. His short stories and articles have appeared in numerous publications. Sean's website is www.seanbeaudoin.com.
Carol CassellaNotify me of new titles added by this author
Carol Cassella, MD, is a practicing anesthesiologist, novelist, and speaker. She majored in English Literature at Duke University and attended Baylor College of Medicine. She is the bestselling author of the novels Oxygen and Healer, both published by Simon & Schuster. Carol lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington, with her husband and two sets of twins. Visit the author at CarolCassella.com.
Robert DugoniNotify me of new titles added by this author
Robert Dugoni has practiced as a civil litigator in San Francisco and Seattle for seventeen years. In 1999 he left the full-time practice of law to write, and is a two-time winner of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with a degree in journalism and worked as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times before obtaining his doctorate of jurisprudence from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law. He lives with his wife and two children in the Pacific Northwest.
The son of a Chinese American father, Jamie Ford is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, which won the Asian-Pacific American Award for Literature. Having grown up in Seattle, he now lives in Montana with his wife and children.
Mary GutersonNotify me of new titles added by this author
Mary Guterson has written for magazines, journals, and public radio. She is the author of the novel, We Are All Fine Here, published in 2005. A former public school speech pathologist, she now works at a bookstore on Bainbridge Island, Washington
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Julia QuinnNotify me of new titles added by this author
The author of twenty-three previous novels for Avon Books, Julia Quinn is a graduate of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges and lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family.
Susan WiggsNotify me of new titles added by this author
Susan Wiggs is the author of many beloved bestsellers, including the popular Lakeshore Chronicles series. She has won many awards for her work, including a RITA from Romance Writers of America. Visit her website at www.SusanWiggs.com.
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Kevin EmersonNotify me of new titles added by this author
Kevin Emerson has never been abducted by aliens, at least not that he remembers. He has been to Roswell, but all he found there was a cool key chain. Kevin is the author of a number of books for young readers, including the Oliver Nocturne series, Carlos Is Gonna Get It, and The Lost Code, the first book in the Atlanteans series. Kevin is also a musician. His current project is the brainiac kids’ pop band the Board of Education. A former elementary school science teacher, Kevin continues to work with kids and teens at 826 Seattle and Richard Hugo House and with the Writers in the Schools program of Seattle Arts & Lectures. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two children.
Clyde W. FordNotify me of new titles added by this author
Clyde W. Ford is a mythologist, trained psychotherapist, and sought-after public speaker. He's also a critically acclaimed author of nonfiction and fiction. He writes the Charlie Noble Mysteries, suspense thrillers set in the Pacific Northwest. He's been a guest on the "Oprah Winfrey Show," NPR, and other radio and television programs around the country. Clyde lives in Bellingham, Washington. He writes aboard his 30-foot Willard trawler, and cruises the waters of the Inside Passage.
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Nancy RawlesNotify me of new titles added by this author
NANCY RAWLES is a novelist and playwright who grew up in Los Angeles and began her career as a professional writer in Chicago. Her first novel, Love Like Gumbo, was awarded the 1998 American Book Award and Washington State's Governor's Writers Award, and her plays have been produced in Chicago, San Francisco, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Los Angeles, and Seattle. She lives and teaches creative writing in Seattle, Washington
Ed Skoog was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1971, and is a high school teacher in Seattle, Washington, after living for many years in New Orleans. He earned degrees from Kansas State and the University of Montana. His poems have been published in Poetry, American Poetry Review, The Paris Review, The New Republic, and Ploughshares.
Indu SundaresanNotify me of new titles added by this author
Indu Sundaresan was born in India and came to the US for graduate school at the University of Delaware. She is the author of two acclaimed novels, The Twentieth Wife and The Feast of Roses.
Elizabeth GeorgeNotify me of new titles added by this author
Elizabeth George is the New York Times bestselling author of sixteen novels of psychological suspense, one book of nonfiction, and two short story collections. Her work has been honored with the Anthony and Agatha awards, the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière, and the MIMI, Germany's prestigious prize for suspense fiction. She lives in Washington State.
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