New York Times bestselling author of the novels The School of Essential Ingredients and The Scent Keeper, Erica Bauermeister published her first work of nonfiction with Sasquatch Books. House Lessons: Renovating a Life is a memoir-in-essays about the power of home, and the transformative act of restoring one very needy house in particular. It’s a personal, accessible, and literary exploration of the psychology of architecture, as well as a loving tribute to the connections we forge with the homes we care for and live in. It is also a story of a marriage, of family, and of the kind …
Get to know Little Bigfoot author Amanda Abler! Her picture book The Spirit of Springer is the remarkable, real-life rescue story of an orphaned orca calf, Springer (A73) that captured the hearts of whale lovers throughout the Pacific Northwest. In this interview, Amanda shares fun orca facts, her favorite childhood books, what inspired her to become a writer, and more!
What inspired you to write The Spirit of Springer?
I was visiting the Whale Museum in Friday Harbor on San Juan island when I saw a documentary about Springer. I was so enthralled by this little orca and her …
Get to know Little Bigfoot author Vicki Conrad! Her picture book biography Just Like Beverly celebrates the life of beloved author Beverly Cleary, who would have turned 105 on April 12th! In this interview, she shares why she was inspired to write this book, what she loves about Beverly Cleary (including her favorite books!), her journey to becoming a published author, why reading is so important, and more!
What inspired you to write this book?
Years ago, someone told me in passing that Beverly Cleary struggled with reading as a child and wanted to write books about kids like her; …
Get to know Sasquatch Books author Sonora Jha! In this interview, she shares her motivation for writing, thoughts on feminism, advice for parents raising boys (and girls!), what gives her hope for the future, and more. Her memoir How to Raise a Feminist Son publishes on April 6th.
What is How to Raise a Feminist Son about?
It’s a collection of personal essays chronicling where we have arrived as a culture in raising boys and where we could be headed. It’s also a manifesto, a manual, and a love story of an Indian immigrant mother raising an American boy. These …
Let’s face it, we’re all struggling to find new ways to have fun and spend time together in the time of COVID-19. Lucky for us, we have authors who happen to be experts on that subject! The Portland Book of Dates authors and real-life couple Eden Dawn and Ashod Simonian did the work for you and we asked them to share their hard-won wisdom. Happy to oblige, Eden and Ashod talk bed dates, bad dates, and the importance of snacks!
Eden: Well, for starters, we should tell everyone about Bed Dates and Bad Dates.
Ashod: Yes! We’re putting together a …
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