Indie Bookstore Day, 2019

Mark your calendars for April 27, 2019!

Indie Bookstore Day is a national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country.  Your locally run independent bookstores is more than just a store, it’s a community center passionate about bringing readers and writers together. To celebrate Indie Bookstore Day the Palouse Writers Guild has teamed-up with BookPeople of Moscow to host a book signing by local authors.  Be sure to stop by and purchase a book by your favorite author:  Not before. Not after. Not online.

This year’s list of authors includes:

Guy Worthey, 10 AM to 2 PM

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)
Otherworlds: Anthology of Short Fiction

Sanan Kolva, 10 AM to 2 PM

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
Horseshoes, Hand Grenades, and Magic: Where Close Counts
Pulling Up Stakes: A CampCon Anthology
Hoofbeats: Flying with Magical Horses
Steam. And Dragons.

Katherine Sterling, 10 AM to 12 PM

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


Mark Rounds, 10 AM to 12 PM and 2 PM to 4 PM

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

Al Halsey, 12 PM to 4 PM

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

Annette Pimentel, 12 PM to 4 PM

Annette Bay Pimentel writes true stories about real people from her home in Moscow, Idaho. Annette’s book Girl Running (Penguin: 2018) earned a Kirkus starred review, was a Junior Library Guild Selection, and was named a Notable Trade Book by National Council of Social Studies (NCSS). Her book Mountain Chef: How One Man Lost His Groceries, Changed His Plans, and Helped Cook Up the National Park Service (Charlesbridge: 2016) won the NCSS Carter G. Woodson Award. Her series Do You Really Want to Meet a Dinosaur (Amicus: 2016) was named a recommended read by National Science Teachers Association.

Learn more about Annette at her website:

SFCC Pullman Creative Writing Club, 2 PM to 4 PM

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

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    Worthey has also collaborated with Sonya Bramwell in the publication of the “Otherworlds: Anthology of Short Fiction” last December, also available at BookPeople. It showcases work by emerging and established area writers.

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