NWS Guest Author

Garth Stein

Garth Stein is the author of four novels, including, A Sudden Light (2015). His previous novel, The Art of Racing in the Rain, was a New York Times and international bestseller. He is the co-founder of Seattle7Writers, a non-profit collective of Northwest authors working to foster a passion for the written word. He lives in Seattle with his family.

NWS Guest Author

Tess Gerritsen

NWS Guest Author, January 2015. Tess Gerritsen took an unusual route to a writing career. A graduate of Stanford University, Tess went on to medical school at the University of California, where she was awarded her M.D. While on maternity leave, she began to write fiction. In 1987, her first novel was published. She also wrote a screenplay, “Adrift”, which aired as a 1993 CBS Movie of the Week starring Kate Jackson.

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Rita Mae Brown

To hear Rita Mae Brown speak is to journey through the American landscape, from the lofty language of Thomas Jefferson to the great radical struggles of the 20th century, to a farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Along the way, you’ll lament our missteps and the misinterpretations of history, but find joy in the present and optimism for the future.

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Diana Gabaldon

Diana Gabaldon was on the NWS main stage with guest host Deborah Leonard on July 7, 2014 at the City Opera House, Traverse City

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Brian Turner

THE STORY OF WAR, THE LANGUAGE OF BEING HUMAN: Three veterans of the war in the Middle East, all acclaimed authors, came together on the NWS stage in November to tell their stories as literature and as a record of an epochal event.

NWS Guest Author

Brian Castner

THE STORY OF WAR, THE LANGUAGE OF BEING HUMAN: Three veterans of the war in the Middle East, all acclaimed authors, came together on the NWS stage to tell their stories as literature and as a record of an epochal event.

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