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Dec 20-21, 2013

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Find great gifts for the holiday
and support local authors and artists.

A/NT Gallery, Seattle, WA


Lots and lots of books.

Books for all ages. Science fiction, fantasy, romance, young adult, mystery, memoir, and so much more. And their authors, too.

All 30+ of them.

They'll be there, selling their books. You can get them to sign the books. Grab their swag, like bookmarks, postcards, and such. (Go to the author lineup to see who will be there.)


On Saturday, December 21, the authors will read excerpts from their books, from 5:00PM to 8:00PM. We'll have snacks and such. A touch of wine, too, for those over 21.


Since it's in a gallery, there's art everywhere. All around, you'll have plenty of time to absorb some culture and buy some unique gifts for the holidays.


Big Giveaways!

Several of our participants will have some free stuff and the chances to win better free stuff. You know, BOOKS!

A/NT Gallery

2045 Westlake Ave
Seattle WA, 98121


A/NT Gallery doesn't have a parking lot, but street parking is available. Since this is near Downtown Seattle, you might find the best success parking to the North and West of the gallery, around South Lake Union and Belltown. Or you can park at the malls nearby, like Pacific Place or Westlake.

Here's our lineup of authors and presses:

(In alphabetical order.)

Ksenia Anske

Genre(s): Urban Fantasy


Ksenia was born in Moscow, Russia, and came to US in 1998 not knowing English, having studied architecture and not dreaming that one day she'd be writing. SIREN SUICIDES, an urban fantasy set in Seattle, is her first novel. She lives in Seattle with her boyfriend and their combined three kids in a house that they like to call The Loony Bin.

Leeland Artra

Fantasy & Sci-Fi Network

Genre(s): Fantasy, Science Fiction


The Fantasy & Science-Fiction Network (FSF Net) is dedicated to helping fans find the very best fantasy & sci-fi books for children and adults (both young and old) which do not exceed a PG-13 rating. We strive to be a primary source for the latest G/PG/PG-13 fantasy & sci-fi news. FSF Net is a collection of authors, bloggers, and reviewers who are passionate about finding and creating quality fantasy & sci-fi books which never exceed the PG-13 rating. FSF Net was founded by the bestselling authors J.D. Hallowell, Leeland Artra, and Robin Lythgoe.

For the Indie Book Fair, FSF Net is having a big giveaway, including books and other swag from Brian Anderson, Raymond Bolton, Natasha Brown, J.D. Hallowell, Trish Reding, Cheryllynn Dyess, Michaela Garnett, Leeland Artra, and Robin Lythgoe.

S.C. Barrus

Genre(s): Historical Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Steampunk


S.C. Barrus crafts strange and thrilling literary adventures which have been published online and in print. His latest work is Discovering Aberration, a steampunk adventure novel coming Jan. 20 which is currently available for pre-order.

Laurie Blauner

Genre(s): Poetry


Laurie Blauner is the author of three novels, The Bohemians (2013), Infinite Kindness, and Somebody all published by Black Heron Press, and six books of poetry.  She received an NEA Fellowship as well as Seattle Arts Commission, King County Arts Commission, 4Culture, and Artist Trust grants and awards. Her work has appeared in The New Republic, The Nation, The Georgia Review, American Poetry Review, Mississippi Review, and many other magazines.  A new book of poetry is forthcoming from What Books Press. "

Zachary Bonelli

Fuzzy Hedgehog Press

Genre(s): Science Fiction


Zachary loves stories. He's long been fascinated by video games as a storytelling medium, and loves exploring different cultures, discovering the different underlying stories that different groups of people tell themselves, the stories that define who we are and how we perceive the world.

He lives with his partner near Seattle, Washington, where he works as a web developer. He's also the owner and operator of Fuzzy Hedgehog Press.

Kate Bracy

Genre(s): Women's Fiction


Kate Bracy is a novelist and medical writer living near Seattle. Her first novel is That Crazy Little Thing, a story of love and grief, headlines and second chances.

Jamie Brazil

Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, YA Historicals and Paranormals, Middle-grade Time Travel


I work from home and don't get out much unless I'm either walking my Bloodhound or working with a TV director who makes me crazy with all his demands. I'm a history wonk, a morning person, an avid reader, a coauthor, and I can't resist the siren call of garage sales on a Saturday morning. Along the way, my husband and I have worked with a couple of film producers and we've optioned a couple of scripts. We've also had our challenges--sad ones, funny ones, furry ones. It's all part of life. And I hope you and I can share our journeys.

Eddie Edwards

Genre(s): Historical Fiction, Mystery, Non-Fiction


Eddie Edwards, a playwright and novelist, has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama ("Traitor") and the Newbery Medal ("Text Message From Heaven"). He has a following and readership on every continent and in over fifty countries worldwide. He is also an inventor, journalist, editor, teacher, and coaches and referees sports. His work covers a wide spectrum of subject matter including education, true story, action, humor, satire, black comedy, irony, romance, mystery, espionage, thriller, horror, science fiction, family saga, supernatural, historical fiction, and gothic.

Paddy Eger

Genre(s): YA Fiction


Paddy Eger is a writer from Washington state. Her love of story, coupled with her years as an educator, encourages her to write for teen and older readers, to share glimpses of reality through a fictional world. Paddy grew up in a small town near Seattle where she was involved in music and dance. Her debut YA novel, 84 Ribbons, springs from her years of dance lessons, her love of being a small town girl and her desire to create a realistic story where skill and perseverance matter. Writing and dance share several traits. Both require practice and perseverance as well as a good sense of movement and a desire to share a deep yearning for self-expression.

Paddy continues her involvement in schools by volunteering in classrooms and training volunteers on best practices based on her award-winning book Educating America: 101 Strategies for Adult Assistants in K-8 Classrooms and it's companion, Educating America Desktop Flipbook.

J. Glenn Evans

Genre(s): Poetry


Part Cherokee, native of Oklahoma, founder of PoetsWest and Activists for a Better World, hosts PoetsWest at KSER 90.7FM, a nationally syndicated weekly radio show. Evans, an award-wining poet, is author of a book of poetry, Window in the Sky and three chapbooks, Buffalo Tracks, Deadly Mistress and Seattle Poems. He is author of three novels, Broker Jim, Zeke’s Revenge and Wayfarers, and is a former stockbroker-investment banker. Evans has lived in Seattle since 1960, worked in a lumber mill, operated a mining company and co-produced a movie, Christmas Mountain, with Mark Miller, co-starring Slim Pickens. Evans, in addition to poetry and novels has written numerous political essays and is the author several local community histories including a history of Seattle's Pike Place Market and has been published in many literary Journals.

T.M. Franklin

Genre(s): YA Fantasy, Romance


T.M. Franklin started out her career writing non-fiction in a television newsroom. Graduating with a B.A. in Communications specializing in broadcast journalism and production, she worked for nine years as a major market television news producer in Seattle, and garnered two regional Emmy Awards, before she resigned to be a full-time mom and part-time freelance writer. Her first published novel, MORE, was born during National Novel Writing month, a challenge to write a novel in thirty days.

In addition to MORE and its newly-released sequel The Guardians, Franklin penned the Amazon best-selling short story, "Window," as well as another short story, "A Piece of Cake," which appears in the Romantic Interludes anthology.

Jerry Gold

Black Heron Press

Genre(s): Poetry, Memoir


Black Heron Press was started in 1984 in Seattle and San Francisco. After 1990 it lived on in Seattle, but not in San Francisco. It remained in Seattle until 2007. Since 2007 it has resided in Mill Creek, Washington.

Elizabeth Guizzetti

Genre(s): Science Fiction, Graphic Novels


Much to her chagrin, Elizabeth Guizzetti discovered she was not a cyborg and growing up to be an otter would be impractical, so she began writing stories. She is the author and illustrator of independent comics Faminelands, Lure, and Out for Souls & Cookies. In 2012, she became a science fiction author with the publication of Other Systems, Unintentional Colonists, and the upcoming The Light Side of the Moon. Elizabeth currently lives in Seattle with her husband and two dogs.

David D. Horowitz

Genre(s): Poetry


Seattle poet/publisher David D. Horowitz founded Rose Alley Press in 1995. Since then, David has published fifteen titles through Rose Alley, including two widely praised Northwest poetry anthologies: Limbs of the Pine, Peaks of the Range (2007) and Many Trails to the Summit (2010). Rose Alley Press primarily publishes books featuring contemporary formal poetry, as well as an annually updated booklet: From Notebook to Bookshelf. In addition to publishing, David often organizes and hosts readings in the Seattle area. His various literary efforts earned David the PoetsWest Award in 2005. For more information, visit www.rosealleypress.com.

Keith Ishii

Genre(s): Fantasy


Keith Ishii is a northwest native and author of the fictional fantasy trilogy of books featuring the epic mythological tale of the ancient Sumerian King, Gilgamesh. He is also the creator of an animated satirical series on Youtube that pokes fun at the very successful "Charmed" television series and writes sports columns for an online football website.

Paty Jager

Genre(s): Romance


Growing up in the Northeast corner of Oregon, riding horses and reading were Paty Jager's favorite pastimes. After reading LaVyrle Spencer's "Hummingbird," she knew she had to write historical western romance. While honing her writing skills, she and her husband raised four children. They are now empty nesters and loving it! Instead of grumbling kids, they now cater to two dogs, two horses, a donkey, two bulls, and thirty mother cows. And grow alfalfa and grass hay on 350 acres in eastern Oregon.

Sibyl James

Genre(s): Travel Memoir


Sibyl James has published nine books of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. Her most recent is The Last Woro Woro to Treichville: A West African Memoir. Her individual writings have appeared in over 100 publications internationally and have received awards from the Seattle, King County and Washington State arts commissions as well as Artist Trust.

A. Ka

Fuzzy Hedgehog Press

Genre(s): Historical Fantasy


Aubry Kae Andersen, also known as A. Ka (yes, she knows and embraces the absurdity of that pseudonym), currently lives in Seattle, WA. She’s an artist, an illustrator, and a writer. To make ends meet, she also pimps out her web design services through her business the AKArchy. As an artist, Aubry collaborates with Zachary Bonelli by providing cover and chapter illustrations for his Voyage series.

Her debut novel, Isaac the Fortunate, is a serialized historical fantasy set in the Renaissance, with time travel and demons and deadly plagues. The first part, "The Winter," will be released in December 2013.

Kay Kinghammer

Genre(s): Poetry

Kay Kinghammer writes poetry. She has been writing for more than 50 years. Her work appears in many publications including "The Inspired Heart 1 & 2", "The Blue Max Review", "Retina Literary Magazine" and many more. She has published two books this year, "Inside the Circus" published by Loyal Stone Press and "Stolen Kisses, Starlit Caresses - A Journey" published by Melinda Cochrane International. She was invited to and read at The Fermoy International Poetry Festival in Ireland this summer, and is hard at work on third book at this moment.

Susan Lute

Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance


Susan Lute is an author, wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, and dreamer. Writers often talk about their core story. No matter what she's writing, her stories are about life and the courage it takes to become more than who we are. In her heart, Susan believes there are moments every day when the choices we make change us forever. Those moments are part of that ruthless self-discovery that propels us toward the person we were born to be.

Maggie Lynch (Maggie Jaimeson, Maggie Faire)

Windtree Press

Genre(s): Non-fiction, Romance, Suspense, Science Fiction, YA Fantasy


Maggie Lynch has never missed a chance to learn something new. With degrees in psychology, counseling, computer science, and education she has had opportunities which have taken her around the world, including Europe, Australia, and the Middle East. Her current publishing credits include five non-fiction books, a number of science fiction short stories, and seven novels. Now able to spend full time journeying into her imagination, Maggie writes romance, suspense, and science fiction under the name Maggie Jaimeson, and young adult fantasy under the name Maggie Faire.

Michele Makinson

Genre(s): YA Fantasy


Michele was born in Austin, Texas to a military family. Her Dad was in SAC, they lived 3 years in Germany when Michele was 7 years old. A lot of her ideas come from her years living and going to school in Bitburg, Germany. She also attended Oregon Technical College and Southern Oregon State College majoring in English Literature, psychology and art. Michele lives in the Pacific Northwest spending her time teaching school as a Para Educator, taking care of her beloved long haired Germany Shepherd's, parrot and horse. She loves music, reading and writing her books. Her first book, "Kanani's Golden Caves, A Sophia Anderson Mystery," is on kindle and in paperback on Amazon. Sophia and the Dragon is just out on Amazon and Kindle, Sophia and the Stradivarius will be out soon as well as The Russian Spy and a Casey Lane and Jackie Lee GSD Detective Agency book.

Mark Matteson

Genre(s): Self Help


John B McIntyre

Genre(s): Non-fiction Memoir


The author was born and raised in Seattle, WA. As a father of two sons, he is very passionate about helping teens and young adults make good life choices. His debut book is Choices Made, Prices Paid, a memoir.

Robert R. Mitchell

Genre(s): Fiction


Born in California, Robert has lived all but four years of his life in Washington State. His first official job with a paycheck was mopping nursing home floors with his future wife. After college, he wrote a family history for a Ballard businessman and philanthropist, worked for Starbucks, threw newspapers, delivered milk in a truck that mooed and worked for an international telecommunications company. Robert lives in Bothell with his wife and two sons. He enjoys hunting and fishing with their oldest and watching their youngest play baseball. Only Shot At A Good Tombstone is his first novel.

Old Nod

Genre(s): Satire, Humor

Old Nod is an enigma, wrapped in a mystery, surrounded by nougat and drenched in rich milk chocolate. He was born on a rainy night in Dreux, France and spent his formative years as an avant-garde post card model and zwieback connoisseur. Tiring of a life of adorability, he sought refuge in books and set about acquiring vast amounts of useless knowledge and trivia. It was during these studies that he came upon three major discoveries; 1) the actual Address in Gettysburg where Lincoln stayed, 2) la boulangerie de la donut chocolat perdu, and 3) ha! wouldn't you like to know...

Northwest Independent Writers Association


NIWA is a a non-profit committed to Northwest writers looking to achieve professional standards in independent writing, publishing, and marketing by banding together to share resources and information.

Chris Patchell

Genre(s): Suspense


Growing up in rural Canada, Chris Patchell loved to watch scary movies. Many years later, after a successful high-tech career, Chris turned her love of watching scary movies into writing deliciously dark suspense novels. Life in the rain-soaked Pacific Northwest provides an excellent writing environment for Chris where she lives with her family and her slightly neurotic, sun-loving beagle.

D.E.S. Richard

Genre(s): Science Fiction


Laura Kelly Robb

Genre(s): Literary Fiction, YA Crossover Fiction


Laura Kelly Robb was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the fifth of six daughters. She graduated from the University of Toronto, majoring in Political Science and History. Working abroad, she taught English in Spain and worked as a tour guide. She returned to the U.S. and earned her teaching certificate at the University of Washington, teaching Spanish and history at public high schools around the Puget Sound. In her writing life, she finished the Screenwriting Program at the University of Washington, and a writing course at the University of Iowa’s Writers Workshop. She was a winner of the Washington State Screenplay Competition as well as a book reviewer for the Vashon Island newspaper, The Beachcomber. Laura lives in Seattle with her husband, educator Paul Robb, and is at work on the second book about the Mohan clan.

Valerie Stein

Homeostasis Press

Genre(s): Memoir, Pacific Northwest, Ecology, Poetry


Valerie Stein recently took ownership of Homeostasis Press, her father’s small publishing company. We offer something to satisfy a variety of interests, including memoir, Pacific Northwest stories, poetry and ecology. Valerie has published one book through the press, a memoir, and is at work on a historical novel set in Washington State. One of her father’s last books is next in line for release, to be published posthumously. It’s a thought-provoking treatise on the earth as a closed ecological system, and our urgent need to protect it.

Jeff Suwak

Genre(s): Fantasy


Griffith H. Williams

East Point West Press

Genre(s): Poetry


Griffith H. Williams runs a cast iron letterpress at East Point West Press. This has allowed him to produce an almost annual chapbook of original poetry since 1991. Linoleum block illustrations adorn these hand-bound volumes. Recently, on demand publishing has allowed him to produce trade paperback editions of longer works.

Windtree Press

Genre(s): Multiple


Windtree Press is an author publishing cooperative. It was designed to fill the gap between traditional and independent publishing with promotion, distribution, shared expertise and a supportive environment for publication among proven authors. We believe writers are best served when they have multiple opportunities for publication. We encourage all writers to pursue both traditional publishing and independent publishing as it fits their specific book and the known marketplace. We see writers in all their artistic complexity, individuals who may wish to pursue more than one genre, more than one publisher, and more than one distribution mechanism.

Joyce Yarrow

The Storyriver

Genre(s): Mystery


The Storyriver is a gathering of mystery authors from the Pacific Northwest. While some books are set in local areas such as Snohomish, others are set in Idaho, Hawaii, Norway, and Australia. The published authors also come from a variety of backgrounds, including a dressage instructor and a bear magnet. All are experienced writers, some are also editors, and all love to sink into a good tale.

Matt Youngmark

Genre(s): Choose-Your-Own Adventure


Matt Youngmark is the author of Zombocalypse Now and Thrusts of Justice, full-length choose-your-own-ending novels (for grownups!) from Chooseomatic Books. He is currently working on the third in the series, Time Travel Dinosaur. Matt also writes and draws the daily comic Conspiracy Friends at secretwebcomic.com. Back in the day, he worked the newsprint mines at Tacoma Reporter and Pandemonium Magazine.

Isis Zystrid

Genre(s): Poetry

Isis Zystrid is a poet who writes about social justice, politics, existentialism, and culture. She has been included in many art shows and literary journals including the Seattle Erotic Art Festival and the Kenyon Review (the latter not in her current pen name.) "Incumbent Trials" is her first book of poetry that she has self-published and it is for sale on her website.

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If you'd like to volunteer for the event, please email Aubry Andersen at [email protected].

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Dec 20-21, 2013

11:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Find great gifts for the holiday
and support local authors and artists.

A/NT Gallery
2045 Westlake Ave
Seattle, WA

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