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Highline High School grad Eliot Baker doing book signing Saturday, July 26

Highline High School grad Eliot Baker doing book signing Saturday, July 26

Highline High School grad Eliot Baker, who wrote a novel called “The Last Ancient,” will be doing a book signing at Burien Books this Saturday, July 26 from 1 – 3 p.m. “My book won my publisher’s... [Read more]

Burien Author to teach ‘Self-Publishing 101′ at Burien Library April 17

Burien Author to teach ‘Self-Publishing 101′ at Burien Library April 17

Burien Author George Matthew Cole will be teaching ‘Self-publishing 101′ for FREE at the Burien Library at 2:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 17. Cole is an area resident who has self-published three... [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]

Leigh Newman still Facing North – an Interview with the Author

Leigh Newman still Facing North – an Interview with the Author

by Sharisse T. Smith “Just because you’ve written a memoir doesn’t mean you’ve resolved everything,” author Leigh Newman said recently about her debut memoir, “Still Points North” (The Dial... [Read more]

Effort to Honor Writer Margaret Ryan Kicks Off Monday Night in White Center

Effort to Honor Writer Margaret Ryan Kicks Off Monday Night in White Center

As many of our Readers know, one of our Writers/Sales Reps was brutally murdered on Tuesday (Nov. 13; read our tribute to her here), and efforts to create a memorial for her are already beginning –... [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]

REMINDER: Win Dinner with Author Robert Dugoni TONIGHT!

REMINDER: Win Dinner with Author Robert Dugoni TONIGHT!

REMINDER: Tonight (Tuesday, June 12) is the night you could win a FREE dinner with New York Times best-selling Author Robert Dugoni – just drop in to his book-signing party and buy a book at BTB Advertiser... [Read more]

B-TOWN UNDERCOVER: The Life of a Sock Monkey

B-TOWN UNDERCOVER: The Life of a Sock Monkey

by Shawn Underwood He is christened Jocko and he sits on the center of dino-decorated pillow on the boy’s un-made bed. Jocko is what is known as a “sock monkey,” pieced together by his great grandmother... [Read more]

Local Teen Author Marta Stahlfeld will Speak to Students at Sylvester Friday

Local Teen Author Marta Stahlfeld will Speak to Students at Sylvester Friday

Local teen author Marta Stahlfeld, creator of Darkwoods (read our previous coverage of here here), will be speaking to students at Burien’s Sylvester Middle School this Friday, March 23…

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]

‘Castles In The Sand’ – A Newcomer Observes A ‘Vision For Burien’ Forum

‘Castles In The Sand’ – A Newcomer Observes A ‘Vision For Burien’ Forum

by Steve Krause I’m the new kid on the block. Kim and I just moved here from California looking for a pot of Gold at the end of the rainbow. A place where people can agree to disagree. A fun place with... [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]

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]

Meet Our Newest Big Picture High School Intern: Philip Benais

Meet Our Newest Big Picture High School Intern: Philip Benais

We’d like to welcome our newest Intern to The B-Town Blog, Philip Benais, a 16-year old student at Big Picture High School in SeaTac. Philip will be working as a Writer, Reporter, Reviewer and more,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Burien Books Holding Book Reading/Signing For Local Author Oct. 16th

Burien Books Holding Book Reading/Signing For Local Author Oct. 16th

Local Author Elizabeth Desimone BTB Advertiser Burien Books will be holding a Book Reading and Signing event from 1pm – 3pm on Saturday, Oct. 16th, featuring local Author Elizabeth Desimone, whose book... [Read more]

B-Town Undercover: Full Moon

B-Town Undercover: Full Moon

I don’t know about you, but when I have a day when pretty much everything goes wrong—I blame it on a ‘full moon’. And I’m not talking about ‘pants on the ground’ full moon.

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]

Author Shawn Underwood’s Book Signing Party At Tin Room June 24th

Author Shawn Underwood’s Book Signing Party At Tin Room June 24th

Local author Shawn Underwood, known for her humor columns on The B-Town Blog, and also known as “Burien’s Erma Bombeck,” will be holding a book signing party for her first book, “Mommy,... [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]

PHOTO FRIDAY: Author Robert Dugoni’s Book Signing At The Tin Room

PHOTO FRIDAY: Author Robert Dugoni’s Book Signing At The Tin Room

On Thursday (may 27th), New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni held a book signing party at the Tin Room in Olde Burien, to a packed, receptive crowd of at least 50 fans. Tin Room owner Dan House... [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]

Bestselling Author Robert Dugoni Returning To Tin Room May 27

Bestselling Author Robert Dugoni Returning To Tin Room May 27

We first covered New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni’s Burien connections last April (read it here), and now, he’s coming back for a book-launch party at his main character David... [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]

Burien Officials Confront Seattle Times Columnist Over White Center Annexation

Burien Officials Confront Seattle Times Columnist Over White Center Annexation

On Monday (Mar. 1st), Seattle Times columnist Jerry Large published a followup article that is basically a reaction to him being confronted by Burien Mayor Joan McGilton, Councilmember Kathy Keene and... [Read more]