Pybus Local Author Buzz
Page-turning sci fi, fantasy gems, heart-warming romance, high-octane thrillers, fun and compelling kid’s science, the poetry of a fishing deckhand, loyalty, betrayal, real-life histories and more: critically-acclaimed local authors share stories you can sink your teeth into.
Write on the River, A Book For All Seasons, and Pybus Market partner to bring you a delicious spread of local authors.
Award-winning Kay Kenyon, a founding member of Write On the River, shares her dozen-plus profound and page-turning sci-fi and fantasy gems. If you love her recent compelling Thousand Perfect Things and Queen of the Deep; her critically acclaimed classics such as Braided World and Maximum Ice; and her keystone quartet The Entire and The Rose, you’ll be delighted to know that Kenyon is on the brink of a bold new direction. Watch for At the Table of Wolves and Serpent in the Heather, soon-to-release paranormal espionage set in 1930s England.
Best-selling Sheila Roberts, whose heart-warming romances appear as Hallmark and Lifetime movies, has over a dozen mischievous and affirming romances to share, including a series set in “Icicle Falls”—a town remarkably like Leavenworth. “I love the ‘Life in Icicle Falls’ series,” writes the reviewer for Fresh Fiction, “with every story it's like going home and visiting with old friends… such a wonderful romantic series." Sheila shares Home on Apple Blossom Road, A Wedding on Primrose Street, Christmas on Candy Cane Lane and more.
Hot, hot, hot! Prolific Write on The River stalwart Trish McCallan shares high octane romantic thrillers and gritty romantic suspense. It may be tough to choose between her Red Hot SEALS series, her Bound series and her Spirit Woods series. McCallan’s Bound by Betrayal will be literally hot—off the presses, released just days before this event. McCallan’s debut was voted best romantic suspense five months in a row—but don’t take the word of thousands of readers—get your hands on one of these sizzling selections and decide for yourself!
Robert E. Wells makes science simple, compelling and relevant, as he boils the big questions down to clear, relatable and fun comparisons. Perfect for second to fifth graders—and parents may have aha! moments too. The dozen books in the Wells of Knowledge series introduce basic concepts of astronomy, weather, biology, measurement, physics (How Do You Lift a Lion) and more. The thought-provoking questions in these and other favorites (What’s Faster Than a Speeding Cheetah? What’s Smaller Than a Pygmy Shrew?) will lead children to ask questions of their own—the beginning of all scientific learning!
Erin Fristad—poet, nonprofit facilitator, and new WVC faculty—shares her newly released The Glass Jar, a collection of poems and prose spawned by her fifteen years in commercial fishing. Fristad says her years as a deckhand inform “my high tolerance for discomfort, my respect for physical labor and a life shaped by the rhythms of the natural world. Fifteen years of fishing is why I talk to strangers in bars; it’s why I still pick up hitchhikers. It’s also why I offer writing workshops for people who have a story to tell, but who don’t necessarily want to earn a degree in writing.”
Robert Scott credits Write On the River with helping launch him as a writer, and his 37 years of law practice with honing his appreciation for the power of words. He says the dialogue in his stories “is driven by the conversations I hear every day in the Wenatchee Valley. The cadence, the phrases, the words themselves grow out of what I hear living here.” Scott’s fiction, including his novel Two Friends, Too Old—about love, loyalty and betrayal between lifelong friends—is painted on a rural eastern Washington canvas, where the universal collides with the unusual and intriguing.
Patricia Fitzgerald shares Letters to Jessie. Touch the land, feel the seasons, and hear the thoughts of a real family across the generations. Beginning with Jessie Whitney Pulver’s grandmother, and spanning generations to her great-grandchildren, Letters to Jesse chronicle the events, large and small, of a New Brunswick—Pacific Northwest family. Hear in their own words about their love, hopes, and fears; about the dark clouds of war, and the promise of emerging seasons and new life. A retired teacher, Fitzgerald’s life remains full with writing, volunteering, hiking, and kayaking.
Author, lawyer, and motivational speaker Stan Morse shares his latest: The Order, first in The Nina Chronicles, a speculative series about the future of the human race. A roll of the genetic dice makes a thirteen-year-old orphan the ultimate prize in human evolution. Morse’s previous works include Goering’s Gold, in which a US government assassin struggles with shadowy forces hunting Nazi gold; Brothers of Summer, a window into the hearts of Vietnam-era teenagers, and a non-fiction account of his around-the-world adventure, Circling the Earth in a Wheelchair.
Our lineup continues to evolve—watch for special appearances by P.S. Rowland and Denis Plew, and other surprises!