Book Section

Local Author/Artist Virginia Wright seeking photos for new book about Burien

Local Author/Artist Virginia Wright seeking photos for new book about Burien

Three Tree Point resident Virginia Wright is putting together a new book on the history of Burien, and is seeking photos. “The book will focus primarily on relatively recent history, and will feature... [Read more]

‘Maury Island Incident’ film historical consultants release new book

‘Maury Island Incident’ film historical consultants release new book

Historical consultants to the locally-produced “The Maury Island Incident” film Charlette LeFevre and Philip Lipson – of the Northwest Museum of Legends and Lore – have released a new... [Read more]

Burien native Rob Ketcherside releases his first book: ‘Lost Seattle’

Burien native Rob Ketcherside releases his first book: ‘Lost Seattle’

Burien native Rob Ketcherside has released his first book – called “Lost Seattle” – and as big supporters of local Authors and Artists we thought we’d share his good news. Like Eliot... [Read more]

Burien native Eliot Baker releases debut novel ‘The Last Ancient’

Burien native Eliot Baker releases debut novel ‘The Last Ancient’

Burien native Eliot Baker has released his debut novel – “The Last Ancient” – a historical mystery/supernatural suspense tale, which is now available at Amazon.com (link above), as well... [Read more]

Local Author Christi Zellerhoff’s Launch Party for New Children’s Book is Jan. 26

Local Author Christi Zellerhoff’s Launch Party for New Children’s Book is Jan. 26

Burien resident Christi Zellerhoff (pictured above, left, along with Illustrator Amy Davis) will be holding a launch party for her new children’s book “Princesses Can Be Pirates Too!”... [Read more]

Burien Teen Marta Stahlfeld Publishes 2nd Book in Young Adult Fantasy Series

Burien Teen Marta Stahlfeld Publishes 2nd Book in Young Adult Fantasy Series

Eighteen-year old Burien native Marta Stahlfeld, who wrote a book called Darkwoods (released last June), has published another novel – Pasadagavra – her second in a fantasy series for teens and preteens. Like... [Read more]

29 Giant Book Covers Have Invaded Burien; Here’s Where to Find Them

29 Giant Book Covers Have Invaded Burien; Here’s Where to Find Them

Twenty-nine giant book covers are gracing numerous walls around downtown Burien, courtesy the King County Library System’s 2012 “Take Time to Read” Book Cover Tour…

Get A FREE Ebook of ‘Colt O’Brien Sees The Light’ By Burien’s George Cole

Get A FREE Ebook of ‘Colt O’Brien Sees The Light’ By Burien’s George Cole

We first reported on Burien Author George Matthew Cole’s book ‘Colt O’Brien Sees the Light’ in June, 2010, when we featured a profile on the author and his story, which follows... [Read more]

Normandy Park ‘Geek’ Don Crawley Co-Writes New Technology Book

Normandy Park ‘Geek’ Don Crawley Co-Writes New Technology Book

Normandy Park ‘Geek’ Don R. Crawley has co-written a new book, called ‘The Compassionate Geek: Mastering Customer Service for IT Professionals,’ aimed at helping IT professionals…

Burien Author Brings Her ‘Don’t Be a Bully Dog’ Program to Area Children

Burien Author Brings Her ‘Don’t Be a Bully Dog’ Program to Area Children

After suffering from being bullied at a young age, Burien Author Jacquie Ream has recently launched a “Don’t Be a Bully Dog” program to help create awareness, educate and offer productive dialogue... [Read more]

Retired Burien Pilot Jack Burke, 89, Shares His Life Story In ‘A Life Aloft’

Retired Burien Pilot Jack Burke, 89, Shares His Life Story In ‘A Life Aloft’

Burien resident Jack Burke, 89, a retired pilot, recently wrote a memoir about his exploits, called “A Life Aloft: From Montana Roots to Pan Am Wings.“ A native of Montana, Jack began his aviation... [Read more]

25 Ginormous Book Jacket Covers Are Turning Burien Into One Giant Library

25 Ginormous Book Jacket Covers Are Turning Burien Into One Giant Library

Twenty-five ginormous book covers have suddenly appeared on and around various Burien businesses, seemingly turning sleepy little B-Town into a giant library. Actually, they’re all part of the King... [Read more]

Last-Minute Gift Idea: Buy My Brother-In-Law’s E-Book For Just $3.99!

Last-Minute Gift Idea: Buy My Brother-In-Law’s E-Book For Just $3.99!

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following post is being published as a sort of "gift" to Publisher/Editor Scott Schaefer's brother-in-law Kit Herring, who also happens to be a Writer. His new e-book, Descending the... [Read more]

A Conversation With Local Author Greg Wright

A Conversation With Local Author Greg Wright

Debuting later this month, “West of the Gospel” is a new book from local author Greg Wright. Published under his pen name, W. John MacGregor, the book is a fictional account of events set against... [Read more]

Wannabe Big Deal Author (Following Bob Dugoni) Has First TV Gig

Wannabe Big Deal Author (Following Bob Dugoni) Has First TV Gig

by Shawn Underwood I was more excited than nervous when I got the call about my first television gig. I personify calmness, almost zen-like. After all, it’s my book (Mommy Are We French Yet?). I mean... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: Local Author George Matthew Cole

Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: Local Author George Matthew Cole

We did a feature story on him June 2nd, and now he’s our latest Advertiser – please welcome local Author George Matthew Cole to The B-Town Blog! Cole’s new novel “Colt O’Brien... [Read more]

Burien Author Writes Novel Based On Highline High’s Technology Program

Burien Author Writes Novel Based On Highline High’s Technology Program

We’ve featured numerous local authors lately (read previous coverage of the Three Tree Point history book, Shawn Underwood and Robert Dugoni), and now comes another one – Burien author George... [Read more]

Shawn Underwood (“Burien’s Erma Bombeck”) Publishes Her First Book

Shawn Underwood (“Burien’s Erma Bombeck”) Publishes Her First Book

by Scott Schaefer You may know her as a friend, acquaintance, or perhaps as that wacky lady at the Normandy Park Starbucks who’s always smiling or laughing while working on her laptop. You may also... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: New Owners Moving Burien Books To Olde Burien

B-TOWN BIZ: New Owners Moving Burien Books To Olde Burien

Story and Photo by Janet Grella “I’m extremely passionate about books and history and I care deeply for continuing with the small independent shops that help preserve the cultural enrichment... [Read more]

Young White Center Author Holding Book Reading/Signing Thursday

Young White Center Author Holding Book Reading/Signing Thursday

A sophomore at Highline’s Health Sciences and Human Services High School (HS3) will read from her first novel and sign copies of her book at an event Thursday, April 1st on the Evergreen campus.... [Read more]

B-Town Undercover: Walking Cove To Clover Makes Me Love Burien

B-Town Undercover: Walking Cove To Clover Makes Me Love Burien

by Shawn Underwood While working on a humorous story the other night I received a text: Lori: “ru walking the c2c tomorrow” (In text speak=”Are you walking the Cove to Clover race tomorrow?”) Me:... [Read more]

EXCERPT: “Three Tree Point” Book Signing Is Friday; Here Are More Photos

EXCERPT: “Three Tree Point” Book Signing Is Friday; Here Are More Photos

“Images of America: Three Tree Point,” a locally-written book we’ve previously reported on, has finally been released and will be on sale for just $20 each at a book-signing party at... [Read more]

EXCERPT: “Three Tree Point” Book Signing Is March 12th At The Tin Room

EXCERPT: “Three Tree Point” Book Signing Is March 12th At The Tin Room

As we previously reported, “Images of America: Three Tree Point,” a locally-written book about one of Burien’s historic waterfront neighborhoods, is being released Monday (March 8th),... [Read more]

Residents’ Historical Book On Three Tree Point To Be Released March 8th

Residents’ Historical Book On Three Tree Point To Be Released March 8th

Longtime Burien residents Doug Shadel and Pam and Guy Harper have written a historical book about Three Tree Point, which is being released March 8th by Arcadia Publishing. This new book, which is priced... [Read more]

Tales For Sale: Longtime Local Business Burien Books Is On The Market

Tales For Sale: Longtime Local Business Burien Books Is On The Market

Story by Rachel M. Lusby Photos by Jim Branson Longtime local business, Burien Books, is up for sale. Burien Books was owned and operated by Virginia Pearce for 50 years. Pearce passed away recently... [Read more]

A Report From Dr. Arun Jhaveri About The Climate Change Conference In Copenhagen

A Report From Dr. Arun Jhaveri About The Climate Change Conference In Copenhagen

Dr. Arun Jhaveri is the first Mayor of Burien. He is a physicist and mechanical engineer, recently co-authoring the book “Carbon Reduction: Policies, Strategies and Technologies.” He stayed... [Read more]