Indie Author Day, 2018

In honor of Indie Author Day, October 13th, I would like to introduce eight outstanding local authors who will be available to sign books for Indie’s First Day in November.

Indies First was first conceived by Sherman Alexie, who asked fellow authors to “be a superhero for independent bookstores [and] spend an amazing day hand-selling books at local bookstores.”  Fittingly, the day falls on Small Business Saturday.  This year BookPeople of Moscow has teamed up with the Palouse Writers Guild to bring in a fantastic line-up of local authors. 

10 AM to 12 PM, Katherine Sterling

Katherine Sterling has been writing stories over three decades. BROWNIE TAKE ME HOME is her first published work. Sterling grew up in Helena, Montana. Her work paints a picture of where her heart lives—in the Old West. She holds a B.A. degree from Fairhaven College, WWU, Bellingham, WA in Writing, Literature, and Women’s Spirituality and holds a M.A. from Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA in Religious Studies. Presently, she lives with her husband John in Moscow, ID. Her love for horses is renowned across family and friend lines since childhood. Writing and family is her life.

Katherine is the author ofBrownie Take Me Home: An Exceptional Collection of Short Stories

10 AM to 2 PM, Al Halsey

When most everyone fawned over prancing, sparkling vampires, Al toiled away writing about zombies. Fantasy zombies, western zombies, zombies and more zombies. To say that zombies are an obsession of his is an understatement. Very few zombie movies have escaped his cadaverous eye.

A lifelong resident of Lewiston, Idaho, Al graduated from Lewiston High School and Lewis-Clark State College. He spent the last 30 years working with children with emotional and behavioral problems and training other professionals to do the same.  In his free time Al trains in martial arts, tells his rescued cats to get off the counter, and consumes large quantities of Thai food unapologetically. Considered by some to be the neighborhood curmudgeon, he wears this title as a badge of honor.

You can catch up with Al on the Al Halsey Author Page on Facebook, or @AlHalsey1 on Twitter.

Al is the author of:
Hellgate, Montana,
Retributor (Hellgate, Montana Book 2)
Salt Lake City (Hellgate, Montana Book 3)
Mists of the Miskatonic,
The Chronicles of Dorian Christianson: Nephilim
Empires of the Dead: Son of the Sea
Kinemortophobia: Zombie Dreams for Sleepless Nights
Fire Team in Zombies Galore
Goddess in Nightmares and Echoes II
Keeping Score in the Dark Bard

10 AM to 2 PM, Nate Barham

When he’s not teaching English and Drama at Genesee High School, Nathan writes traditional fantasy in a modern cinematic style. Readers of his series, *Alora’s Tear* should expect swordplay, elves, magical artifacts, a richly detailed world—and on top of it all—characters whose decisions and relationships would carry a story even in blue jeans and a t-shirt in a town you’ve never heard of on a street no one remembers.

Catch up with Nate at his blog  or on twitter @NateBarham.

Nate is the author of:
Fragments (Alora’s Tear, Volume 1)
The Elf and the Arrow (Alora’s Tear, Volume 2)
The Voice like Water (Alora’s Tear, Volume 3)
Circlets and Seekers (Alora’s Tear, Volume 4)

12 PM to 4 PM, Sanan Kolva

Sanan Kolva is a Pullman native and writer of fantasy. She is the author of The Chosen of the Spears series, an epic fantasy; the Silverline Chronicles, a steampunk-style fantasy; as well as short stories featured in multiple anthologies.

She can be found at

Sanan is the author of:
Shrouded Sky
Thorns in the Shadow

2 PM to 6 PM, Guy Worthey

Wyoming native Guy Worthey traded spurs and lassos for telescopes and computers when he decided on astrophysics for a day job. Whenever he temporarily escapes the gravitational pull of stars and galaxies, he writes fiction. He lives in Washington state with his violinist wife Diane. He likes cats and dogs and plays keyboards and bass guitar. His favorite food is called creamed eggs on toast, but once in a while he heeds the siren song of chocolate.

Visit with Guy at his website or on twitter @GuyWorthey ‏.

Guy is the author of:
Ace Carroway and the Great War (Adventures of Ace Carroway, Volume 1)
Ace Carroway Around the World (Adventures of Ace Carroway, Volume 2)
Ace Carroway and the Handsome Devil (Adventures of Ace Carroway, Volume 3)

2 PM to 4 PM, Mark Rounds

The first book Mark Rounds read, other than “See Spot Run” was “Rocketship Galileo” in the second grade. He was restricted from the library in the third grade because it was such a wondrous place, he forgot to do his “real” homework. Things haven’t changed since then.

Mark is currently teaching at the University of Idaho in MIS. He has published papers on Computer Security and Hacking Motivations. His PhD is from the University of Idaho focusing in Cyber Security.

Mark’s hobbies include Civil War Reenacting, Reading, Folk Guitar, and gourmet cooking. Mark recently published his fourth novel.

Mark is the author of:
Hell is Empty and All the Devils are Here
At this Hour, Lie at the Mercy of All Mine Enemies
This Thing of Darkness I Acknowledge Mine
Commonality Games

4 PM to 6 PM, Priscilla Wegars

Priscilla Wegars, Ph.D., is a historian, historical archaeologist, and author of Polly Bemis: A Chinese American Pioneer (2003); Imprisoned in Paradise: Japanese Internee Road Workers at the World War II Kooskia Internment Camp (2010); and As Rugged as the Terrain: CCC “Boys,” Federal Convicts, and World War II Alien Internees Wrestle with a Mountain Wilderness (2013; Co-Winner for Idaho Book of the Year). She edited Hidden Heritage: Historical Archaeology of the Overseas Chinese (1993) and co-edited Chinese American Death Rituals: Respecting the Ancestors (2005). Her current project is a full-length biography of Polly Bemis.

Sales of her books benefit the University of Idaho’s Asian American Comparative Collection. Visit their website at

4 PM to 6 PM, SFCC Pullman Creative Writing Club

Students from the Pullman Campus of Spokane Falls Community College will sign copies of their anthology, Dystopia. Proceeds from all sales goes to support the club, fund future anthology publications, enable club members to attend writing conferences, and support student writing endeavors.

(While Skitch, the mascot, did not contribute any work to the anthology, he still insists we use his picture to promote the Bigfoot Review.)

Learn more about the Pullman Campus of SFCC at

Help support local authors and Independent bookstores by sharing this post and coming to this great event in November.  I hope to see you there!


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