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Anacortes is not merely a town of readers. It's also home to a number of authors, whose latest books appear below. Some authors have their own websites. Click on the links for further information, or on the pictures of the books.

The Bone Shrine: A Coming of Age Crime Drama, Book One Cover Image
ISBN: 9781736857014
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Published: Nicheeco Imprints - August 16th, 2021

Joe Gardner--a bright and promising kid--was a solid baseball prospect and involved with his town's big new museum. After a serious injury, the teen slipped into the vortex of opioid and heroin addiction. On their star-crossed night by the Bone Shrine, Joe stumbles on a stash of China White and, inadvertently, causes a major drug deal to go sideways. The moment he tries to sample the heroin, Mary Quinn's water breaks. When the healthy baby arrives, Joe sees that the newborn couldn't be his.

A Quest for Tears: Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury Cover Image
ISBN: 9780972496063
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Published: Sidekick Press - September 1st, 2019

When his small Honda is rear-ended by a much larger vehicle (traveling at 55 miles per hour), the Honda is demolished and while the small car's owner manages to walk away, he suffers extensive brain injury. His struggle to regain memory, sense of smell, vision without the aide of dark glasses, life without headaches, and the ability to cry, lasts several years.

Pauline: A New Beginning on Whidbey Island Cover Image
ISBN: 9781478748038
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Published: Outskirts Press - June 30th, 2015

When Pauline first sees the house, tears well up in her eyes and in a trembling voice she says, "Fred, that house... it's not at all what I expected. It's so small. It looks like a shack." Faced with the hardships of the 1930's, Pauline and Fred come from Michigan to Whidbey Island, one of many islands nestled in Puget Sound in Washington State.

Joel Emmanuel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780578771663
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Published: Shamrock and Spike Maul Books - April 1st, 2021

"A strong literary suspense novel set in the Pacific Northwest, where cultures clash and one boy is caught between worlds...J.P. Kenna’s story of changing and butting cultures beats at the heart of Joel Emmanuel and readers will surely enjoy it. Joel Emmanuel won 1st in Category in the Somerset Awards for Literary Fiction and the Clue Awards for Suspense Fiction."

- Chanticleer Reviews


"Edgy and Articulate...A beautiful story of growing up in a rural area and the clash of cultures."

- Readers' Favorite

The Leaving Year Cover Image
ISBN: 9781943006816
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Published: Sparkpress - August 14th, 2018

As the Summer of Love comes to an end, 15-year-old Ida Petrovich waits for a father who never comes home. While commercial fishing in Alaska, he is lost at sea, but with no body and no wreckage, Ida and her mother are forced to accept a "presumed" death that tests their already strained relationship.

Tools of the Trade Cover Image
ISBN: 9798706701581
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Published: Independently Published - February 16th, 2021

The Enlightenment of Bees Cover Image
ISBN: 9780785221401
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Published: Thomas Nelson - July 9th, 2019

In a romantic adventure across the globe, The Enlightenment of Bees beautifully explores what it means to find the sweet spot in life where our greatest passions meet the world's greatest need.

"I combed through the pages with delight. This book is going to cause a real buzz." --Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Cat and the Coracle Cover Image
ISBN: 9780578551845
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Published: Village Books - May 1st, 2020

Flynn the Cat knows there is a wide world beyond his Sparcgod, his dark and familiar home. He wants to know himself better and learn of things he has never seen or imagined, and so he sets out alone on a quest. With his magical coracle, he launches into unknown waters for an adventure that will change his life.

God, the Mafia, My Dad, and Me: A True Story of Secrets and Survival Cover Image
ISBN: 9781544525921
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Published: Lioncrest Publishing - November 2nd, 2021

My barber's remarkable book

I first heard Lori Peters talking about the FBI informant work of her father while sitting in her barber's chair, and was intrigued. Now she's written a remarkably candid account that weaves her Dad's story of secretly recording gangster Joe Bonano with her own life struggle with anxiety. His daughter Lori was devoted to him - there is real hero worship here - but struggled herself with relationships and career while dealing with extreme anxiety. The book is very revealing and may be useful to other PTSD victims who are on a quest for stability. This is a brave book.

-William Dietrich