New! Second Edition - A Guide to the Notorious Bars of Alaska

Announcing the release of the revised second edition of A Guide to the Notorious Bars of Alaska (ISBN: 978-1-935347-84-2, 5.5 x 8.5, 240 pgs, $18.95) a classic by Doug Vandegraft

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A must for history lovers and bar aficionados! Since A Guide to the Notorious Bars of Alaska was first published in 2014, eight of the bars that were described in the first edition have closed their doors forever. The revised second edition includes five additional bars that meet the criteria. Also added to the second edition are regional maps, and more historic photos and advertisements.

A Guide to the Notorious Bars of Alaska details the rich history and atmosphere of remarkable, one-of-a-kind Alaskan bars, many of which have been around since the end of Prohibition in 1933, and have become legendary in their communities and beyond as places to socialize, meet friends, come in from the cold, and sometimes as community centers or even as churches. Despite stricter laws regarding alcohol sale and consumption, Alaska's bars remain notorious in many ways.


The First in a New Mystery Series - Final Adjournment
   
Don Stuart, author of the landmark non-fiction book, Barnyards and Birkenstocks opens his new Washington Statehouse Mystery Series with a scream. In Final Adjournment (ISBN: 978-1-935347-78-1, 5.5 x 8.5, 190 pages, $15.95) the scenic campus of the Washington state capitol is outwardly calm, but the Legislature is in session and no one better understands the turmoil that swirls beneath the surface than professional lobbyist Sandy Dalton.

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"A great mystery right to the very end And the reader learns a lot about the intricacies of the legislative process. Loved it."
    --Ralph Monroe, former Washington Secretary of State


In the middle of a busy day, a powerful senator is found dead in his office with an antique Native American hunting knife in his chest. Sandy becomes the prime suspect in the case, having had an argument with the senator the morning of the murder and been the last to see him alive, but he isn’t the only one to have disagreed with the senator’s policies. The resulting tectonic shift in the political landscape turns the legislative world upside down.

As motives, conflicting testimonies, and hints of behind-the-scenes blackmailing add up, Sandy embarks on a struggle to clear his name. It seems almost everyone in Olympia politics has a stake and almost anyone could be the killer.


Building a Retreat and Living a Dream - Klee Wyck Journal
 
Announcing the release of Klee Wyck Journal: The Making of a Wilderness Retreat (ISBN 978-1935347750, 7.5 x 9.25, paperback, full color interior, 288 pgs, $24.95) by debut author Lou McKee.

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After many years of paddling the waterways and outer coasts of the Pacific northwest, author and artist Lou McKee planned a short kayaking trip near Vancouver Island with friends and family that unexpectedly became a yearly tradition. During the first trip that Pacific Northwestern summer, they chanced upon an enchanting stretch of beach and spent several days collecting stones polished by the ocean, exploring the nearby creek, and breathing in the wonder of untamed water and wilderness.

This remote coastal beach drew them back year after year, though the coastal rains become almost too much to endure. Thus, the Klee Wyck Cabin, as it came to be named, was borne from found cedar beach logs and other reclaimed wood to shield the travelers from summer storms. For a few weeks each year, friends and family came together to share stories, heartaches, celebrations, and the building of the tiny wilderness retreat cabin. Lou McKee took her journal and sketchbook with her to the cabin each year, documenting the process of building the cabin piece by piece, and rendering local flora and fauna in exquisite colored ink and pencil drawings. Collected together in print for the first time, Klee Wyck Journal brings together her observations, remarkable story of a lifetime on and near the water, and her sketches in full color.

Klee Wyck Cabin remains a destination for Lou’s family and friends. New memories created with new generations, new additions and conveniences added to the cabin, new trails struck, new songs and stories shared around the old campfire.  Join her and extended family as she shares the story of her Klee Wyck Journal