Links to people, resources, forums, or organizations we know and trust.
The Compulsive Reader is the website of Magdalena Ball, multi-published author and official poetess for the Escape Velocity Magazine. There you will find books, reviews, interviews, podcasts, a news page, and extensive assistance for writers.
Booktrope is from the Seattle area and definitely on the cutting edge regarding publishing for the 21st century. Ken Shears, (CEO) Katherine Sears (VP and Chief Marketing Officer) have already released more than fifty books in paperback and for the Amazon Kindle. They're kind of like us, except a LOT bigger. We partnered with them this year to organize the 2012 Adventures in Literature event held in Auburn, Washington.
The Mountain News, the online newspaper edited by Bruce Smith from Yelm, WA is the best source of local news in the Mt. Rainier area. Mr. Smith also has an extensive number of articles posted on his investigation into the 'D.B. Cooper' skyjacking case - including recent pictures of Flight 305's famous stewardess, Tina Mucklow.
BeWrite This European-based book publisher has a history of getting writers over the top. Adventure Books wouldn't even exist without their help. We love head editor Neil Marr and his top-notch staff that continue to create wonderful titles.
Digitell Design Christine Cartwright does stunning book covers and works with authors and publishers extremely well. Fair rates.
Ursula K. LeGuin - Her extensive work includes the famous Earthsea series, 'The Left Hand of Darkness', 'The Lathe of Heaven' and other works. Are you kidding? She's not only one of the best sci-fi writers on the planet, but she's REALLY nice to fans and a resident of the Great Northwest. If you send her a polite letter using the address and directions on her website, she will send you a few signed book plates.
Admit it. You love her already. (Picture credit: Marian W Kolisch)
The Official Zuzu Website - She played James Stewart's daughter in the film 'It's A Wonderful Life.' Karolyn Grimes sent AB a nice Christmas message and it really made our day! You can read about her career and very interesting life on her official website. 'Zuzu' is a Washington State resident and although she has a webmaster, she does answer all messages to her personally.
Allan Guthrie Commissioning Editor of Point-Blank Press and the author of several crime novels. He is from Edinburgh. His excellent advice on cutting out the deadwood in a novel, or 'Hunting Down the Pleonasm' has become legend, and can be downloaded in the Word version HERE.