Book & Game Events

Monday
Jun212021

Event: Saturday, June 26th from 11am to 2pm

Please join us on Saturday, June 26, 2021 from 11am to 2pm for Monica Hardie, who will be signing copies of her book The Thorn.

 

Summary: What if the first to comprehend the whole story concerning the crucifixion of Jesus Christ wasn't a person at all? Not any of His 12 disciples nor Jesus' mother, Mary, but instead an unexpected spectator there on that fateful day. What if the first to guess at and then know it as truth, with a glorious celebration tinged with sadness, was actually one of the thorns on the crown Jesus wore that day?
This book tells the story of two of the most important events in mankind's history: the crucifixion of the Son of Man, followed by the resurrection of Jesus, the Son of God. The Thorn is a chronological account of those events. Although the book follows the scriptures--as told through the eyes of both Jesus and His mother, Mary--its fictional aspects include two additional viewpoints: that of the man whose place He took on the cross that day, and one of the thorns on the crown of thorns He wore that day.
About the : Monica Hardie, M.D. practiced Internal Medicine for over a decade, before a chronic illness threatened her life. Inspired by the solace she found in the suffering and sacrifice of Jesus, she penned The Thorn.

 

Tuesday
Jun152021

Event: Saturday, June 19, 2021 from 1pm to 3pm 

Please join us on Saturday, June 19, 2021 from  1pm to 3pm for Barbara Braendlein and her book Olive.

 

Olive is good at seeing things. At five years old, her world is cozy and small, full of her Mommy and Daddy, her grandma, and a lot of doctors. Her body does not ever do what she wants it to. Her legs don’t walk, her hands shake, and when she talks, no one understands her words. 
Until one person does. 
The more Olive learns all the ways that she is different from other people, the more she realizes how much she needs that one person who always understands her, who is maybe even just like her. So what happens when that one person is suddenly gone?
Olive is a thoughtful, enchanting look into the mind of a non-verbal, medically fragile girl. Through her eyes, we see the struggle of growing up without words and with a body that has to work hard for every triumph, and yet triumph she does. In “Olive”, we are reminded that sometimes all it takes is one person for you to never be alone again.

Olive is good at seeing things. At five years old, her world is cozy and small, full of her Mommy and Daddy, her grandma, and a lot of doctors. Her body does not ever do what she wants it to. Her legs don’t walk, her hands shake, and when she talks, no one understands her words. 
Until one person does. 
The more Olive learns all the ways that she is different from other people, the more she realizes how much she needs that one person who always understands her, who is maybe even just like her. So what happens when that one person is suddenly gone?
Olive is a thoughtful, enchanting look into the mind of a non-verbal, medically fragile girl. Through her eyes, we see the struggle of growing up without words and with a body that has to work hard for every triumph, and yet triumph she does. In “Olive”, we are reminded that sometimes all it takes is one person for you to never be alone again.

About the

Barbara Braendlein is an , an urban farm wife, and the 数字货币合约交易所homeschooling mother of her four special needs kids. Her writing seeks to shine light on the deep joys that are found in seemingly ordinary lives, the extraordinary that lurks in every corner of the mundane. Her new book, “Olive”, released by Atmosphere Press, tells the story of the world through the eyes of a non-verbal, medically fragile five year old girl and is fiction drawn from her very real life adventures raising kids with mitochondrial disease. 

 

 

Monday
Jun142021

Event: Friday, June 18, 2021 from 11am to 2pm 

Please join us for Susan Matley and Beyond Big-G City, Friday, June 18, 2021 from 11am to 2pm.

The year is 2025, and Hermes is on the Olympus, Inc., hot seat. He has two short years to halt climate change before the irretrievable tipping point is reached, an existential treat to mortals and immortals alike!

The Greek immortals are at it again in Beyond Big-G City, the third book in Walla Walla S. D. Matley’s contemporary fantasy/mythology series. In addition to the troubles faced by Hermes:
Will David Bernstein discover the identity of his unnamed mortal father?
Has evil force The Power escaped containment and co-fathered an Olympian baby?
Will the seawall protecting a major transit tunnel breach, sending thousands of mortals to a watery grave, in spite of the best efforts of top-notch computer and architectural genius Clifford Essex? 
From the City of Mount Olympus to Petra, Jordan to Seattle, Washington, much is afoot Beyond Big-G City!

The year is 2025, and Hermes is on the Olympus, Inc., hot seat. He has two short years to halt climate change before the irretrievable tipping point is reached, an existential treat to mortals and immortals alike!
The Greek immortals are at it again in Beyond Big-G City, the third book in Walla Walla S. D. Matley’s contemporary fantasy/mythology series. In addition to the troubles faced by Hermes:
Will David Bernstein discover the identity of his unnamed mortal father?
Has evil force The Power escaped containment and co-fathered an Olympian baby?
Will the seawall protecting a major transit tunnel breach, sending thousands of mortals to a watery grave, in spite of the best efforts of top-notch computer and architectural genius Clifford Essex? 
From the City of Mount Olympus to Petra, Jordan to Seattle, Washington, much is afoot Beyond Big-G City!

About the

Susan D. Matley writes contemporary fantasy/mythology. Beyond Big-G City(by S. D. Matley), the third book in her series featuring the Greek Pantheon, is her latest release from WolfSinger Publications. Susan’s short stories have appeared in THEMA Literary Journal, GlassFire Magazine,Dark Pages (Blade Red Press) and many other print and online anthologies. She lives in southeastern Washington State- -the land of wheat, wine and windmills- -with her 4-legged kids.

 

Saturday
Dec072019

Event: Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 from 11am to 2pm

Please join us on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 from 11am to 2pm for Madame Dorion by Leorna Good

 

Madame Dorion: Her Journey to the Oregon Country is a story of the first woman to come across the 
country overland, stay, and help settle the land. Whereas Sacagawea was the first woman to come 
overland she did not stay. Marie Dorion stayed, and raised her children here. 
 
Written as a journal, Madame Dorion: Her Journey to the Oregon Country is suitable for readers of 
any age. Ms. Good's research included many books (listed in the back of the book) including journals of 
Wilson Price Hunt and other men on the trip. The dates and facts correlate to those journals, but show 
the trip through the eyes of an amazing woman, mother, and wife. 
 
The : 
Lenora Rain-Lee Good was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Her grandfather, a history buff, 
instilled in her at an early age a love of history, of Native Americans (she is part Catawba), and the 
opening of the Oregon Country. 

Madame Dorion: Her Journey to the Oregon Country is a story of the first woman to come across the country overland, stay, and help settle the land. Whereas Sacagawea was the first woman to come overland she did not stay. Marie Dorion stayed, and raised her children here.  Written as a journal, Madame Dorion: Her Journey to the Oregon Country is suitable for readers of any age. Ms. Good's research included many books (listed in the back of the book) including journals of Wilson Price Hunt and other men on the trip. The dates and facts correlate to those journals, but show the trip through the eyes of an amazing woman, mother, and wife.  The : Lenora Rain-Lee Good was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Her grandfather, a history buff, instilled in her at an early age a love of history, of Native Americans (she is part Catawba), and the opening of the Oregon Country. 

 

Blood on the Ground

On the 29th of November, 1847, within the Whitman Mission in the southeastern corner of Washington state, a clash of cultures, misunderstandings, and outright lies all came together to a disastrous end for all concerned. Written as 22 poems, "Blood on the Ground: Elegies for Waiilatpu" tells the story of those who lost their lives as well as those who instigated and carried out the uprising that fateful day.

Plus, joining for this event, Lynn Knapp with her book Giving Ground.

Giving Ground pulses with traffic and teems with life, leading us through tangled streets, intertwined lives.  We find a place of overgrown gardens, alleys in bloom, pheasants in flight, rabbits, stray cats, and Spanish love songs, a place where the ordinary appears in an extraordinary light. With deft narrative strokes, Giving Ground reveals a place and its people, lives balanced on the shifting ground of language and culture. Like the place, Lynn Knapp’s poems are wry, real, and poignant.

 

Thursday
Dec052019

Event: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 from 11am to 2pm

Please join us on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 from 11am to 2pm for The Fight of My Life by Barbara Webb.

From the book...

They say that Ted Bundy started his killing spree in 1974, in the state of Washington. When he tried to get me in the car, it was in 1965, nine years earlier!
He was approximately eighteen and I was twenty-one. I saw the horror in his face at this time! I'm sure that I wasn't his first intended victim.

 

Monday
Nov042019

Event: Nov. 8, 2019 from 11am to 2pm

Please join us on Nov. 8, 2019 from 11am to 2pm for Entrepreneurship 101 by Stuart Scott.

WHY SHOULD YOU READ THIS BOOK? Do you want to start your own business,
sell a product or provide a valuable service? DO YOU HAVE A NEW
BUSINESS, especially a small business? Do you like the idea of LEARNING
FROM THE INSIGHTS OR MISTAKES OF OTHERS? Are you curious how I started
with an $18,000 budget and a basement location in 1983, and ultimately
sold the same business for $250,000 in 2011? If the answer is YES to any
of these questions, then this book is for you--and it's a bargain. I
learned long ago that I didn't have to be nearly as smart or creative
when my mouth was shut. So, I keep my mouth shut, my ears open, and I
stole the good ideas of others. This is your chance to the same.

Friday
Nov012019

Book Event: November 10, 2019 from 3pm to 6pm

Join us for Baker Boyer's 150th anniversary at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds on November 10 from 3pm to 6:00pm.

This book is a celebration of Baker and the 150th anniversary of his community bank—the oldest bank in the Pacific Northwest. More significantly, it is a celebration of the rural region Baker and six generations of his descendants, along with the community at large, helped establish and thrive in southeast Washington. It’s about something locals call “the Walla Walla Way,” a legacy of mutual collaboration and innovation that has created a vibrant, nurturing climate for businesses, education, agriculture, philanthropy, the arts, and world-class wines. This book provides a glimpse, across the generations, of how Walla Walla has gained national recognition as one of the best small towns in America.

Sunday
Oct272019

Event: Saturday, November 2nd from 11am to 2pm

Please join us on Saturday, November 2nd from 11am to 2pm for "6 Weeks in Italy" by Joe Just

     In the future the “Time Travel Industry” is in complete control of the government. Using promising students to travel in the time of their choice, they are sent to different time periods where they can absorb information firsthand what was going on politically etc.

     All goes well until one student is sent to a much different time period, something that is impossible.  What is discovered is a problem that can bring the government to a desperate situation.  Can this problem be solved? Only time will tell!

Tuesday
Oct082019

Event: Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 from 11am to 2pm 

Please join us on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 from 11am to 2pm for Chasing Justice by Myron Bishop.

This book is about 数字货币合约交易所homeless veterans from Spokane, WA 数字货币合约交易所homesteading a deserted Forest Service camp at Molson, WA.  The intrigue evolves around a conspiracy of an illegal mining operation that takes the reader from Spokane to Molson then to D.C., South America and the Caribbean.

About the :

Myron was born in Dayton, WA, was raised in the old town Wallula until it was flooded for McNary dam. Later in life moved to Alaska and worked for the federal Alaska Railroad until it was sold to the state of Alaska.  He was sent an assignment to Italy as a security specialist and retired from US Government service in 1993.  He has traveled to a lot of places in the world and enjoys meeting people.

Thursday
Sep262019

Event: Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 from 11am to 2pm 

Please join us on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019  11am - 2pm for Seven Essential Daily Prayers by Loren L. Fenton.

Seven Essential Daily Prayers teaches how to build a "firewall" every morning for spiritual survival. God gives abundant grace to build the wall so we can face every day with confidence, faith, and hope. These *Seven Essential Daily Prayers* are powerful building blocks for a victorious life in Christ.

  • Purity in My Mind
  • Righteousness in My Heart
  • Integrity in My Life
  • Joy in My Spirit
  • Strength for My Body
  • Wisdom for My Counsel
  • To be a Godly Influence in the World

Local Loren L Fenton is a retired pastor, evangelist, missionary, husband, father, grandfather, and teller of great stories. His true-to-life, character-building tales have entertained and inspired readers—young and old—for over four decades! Loren and his wife Ruth currently enjoy retirement here in the Walla Walla Valley.