It's Indies First Day AND Small Business Saturday, and we are going to have so much fun!! We have at least 15 authors joining us. You'll be able to talk to them about their books (including some sneak peeks at forthcoming books) as well as hear about what books they're particularly loving right now.
Here are some of the great authors who will be joining us on Saturday. It's possible more might pop in -- we are blessed with a richness of wonderful writing talent in our city. In addition to signing their books, they will tell you about their books and about some of the books they hope to give or get this holiday season. We appreciate them taking the time to hang out with us and with you!
Liz Crain (noon to 2) Liz writes about Pacific Northwest food and drink for a variety of print and online publications. Her two newest books are Hello! My Name is Tasty: Global Dinner Favorites from Portland's Tasty Restaurants, co-written with Chef John Gorham, and Grow Your Own: Understanding, Cultivating, and Enjoying Cannabis, co-written with Nicole Graf, Micah Sherman, and David Stein. She is also the author of Food Lover's Guide to Portland and the co-author of the Toro Bravo cookbook.
Kate Carroll de Gutes (3 - 5) Kate is the author of Objects in Mirror are Closer Than They Appear, which won last year's Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction, as well as her new memoir, The Authenticity Experiment: Lessons from the Best & Worst Year of My Life.
Rene Denfeld (1 - 3) Rene's previous books include the novel The Enchanted. Her new novel, The Child Finder, was published this fall to rave reviews. Rene and Jenny Forrester will appear in conversation together at Broadway Books at 7 pm on Wednesday, November 29th.
Jenny Forrester (noon to 2) Jenny is the author of the memoir Narrow River, Wide Sky, published by Portland-based Hawthorne Books. She also curates the Unchaste Readers series. Jenny and Rene Denfeld will be in conversation together on November 29th.
Marcy Cottrell Houle (1 - 3) Marcy is the author of The Gift of Caring: Saving Our Parents from the Perils of Modern Healthcare, co-written with Dr. Elizabeth Eckstrom, a geriatrician. She is also the author of three other books of nonfiction, including One City's Wilderness: Portland's Forest Park.
Karen Karbo (noon to 2) Karen is the author of the Kick-Ass Women series, offering lessons from Katharine Hepburn, Coco Chanel, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Julia Child, as well as several other books of fiction and nonfiction. Her forthcoming book In Praise of Difficult Women will publish at the end of February and presents an ode to 29 bold, sassy, charismatic, spirited female rule-breakers from modern history. You can pre-order signed or personalized copies of this new book on Indies First Day!
Bill Lascher (1 - 3) Bill is the author of Eve of Hundred Midnights: The Star-Crossed Love Story of Two World War II Correspondents and Their Epic Escape Across the Pacific, which was a finalist for an Oregon Book Award in Nonfiction.
Karen Locke (10 to noon) Karen is the author of High-Proof PDX: A Spirited Guide to Portland's Craft Distilling Scene, published by Portland's Overcup Press.
Amy Stewart (11 - 1) Amy is the author of the Kopp Sisters historical mystery series: Girl Waits with Gun, Lady Cop Makes Trouble, and the newest, Miss Kopp's Midnight Confession. Her other books includeThe Drunken Botanist, Wicked Bugs, and Wicked Plants.
Willy Vlautin (mystery time) Willy is a musician (Richmond Fontaine and The Delines) and the author of several award-wining novels, including Lean on Peteand The Free. His new novel, Don't Skip Out on Me, will publish in February. You can pre-order copies of his new book on Indies First Day.
Carolyn Wood (3 -5) Carolyn is the author of the memoir Tough Girl: An Olympian's Journey.
Lidia Yuknavitch (noon to 2) Lidia is the author of several award-winning novels, including The Book of Joan and The Small Backs of Children, as well as the memoir The Chronology of Water, published by Hawthorne Books. Her newest book is The Misfit's Manifesto, based on her TED talk.
Leni Zumas (1 - 3) Leni is the author of the story collection Farewell Navigatorand the debut novel The Listeners. Her new novel, Red Clocks, is generating comparisons to Margaret Atwood's work. The book will publish in mid-January, and you can pre-order copies on Indies First Day.