Local Authors

The following is a list of authors who live or have lived on Bainbridge Island.  It is a 'list-in-progress', based on information gathered from diverse sources - Bainbridge Public Library volunteers, the Field's End writing community, the Kitsap Regional Library book collection, the helpful staff at Eagle Harbor Books, and various on-line sources. To read a short description of an author's work and links to their books, click on a name.  More authors are being added on a regular basis so keep checking back.  If you know of a Bainbridge author but don't see him or her on the list, or if you notice an error in one of the write-ups, email us at . The credit for starting this project and completing the research and write-ups for each author goes to local Bainbridge Librarian Margaret Tchakerian.  Charles Browne arranges and posts the content to website.

Last Updated: November 18, 2014      AUTHORS ARE GROUPED BY SURNAME

A,B,C D,E,F G,H,I J,K,L M,N,O P,Q,R S,T,U V,W,X,Y,Z

A,B,C

Kathleen Alcala - Adult Fiction
Linda Allen - Spiritual Growth
Dan Allender - Self-Help
Henrietta Alsdorf - Memoir
Eric Anderson - Dementia Care
Jason Andress - Information Security, Data Protection
Juliette Aristides - Drawing and Painting
Diana Atkinson - Adult Fiction
Greg Atkinson - Cooking, Entertainment
Arthur and Henry Bacon - Children's Book
Maggie Ball - Quilting
Bruce Barcott - Environment
David Read Barker - Memoir, Boat Navigation
Venera Di Bella Barles - Memoir, Mystery
Jill Barnett - Romance, Adult Fiction
Ann Bauer - Food Writer, Essayist
Allen Beach - Local History
Peter S Beagle - Fantasy Fiction, Non-Fiction, Screenplays
Zoe M. Beal - Local Interest, History of Bainbridge Island Schools
Joseph de Beauchamp - Speculative Fiction
Kenneth G Bennett - Young Adult, Science Fiction
Paul Benton - Local Interest
Barbara Berger - Children's Books
Margi Berger - Poetry
Antoinette Bergin - Dark Humor
Angela Berry - Local History
Dennis Berry - Mystery, Local Interest
Don Berry - Historical Fiction, Eastern Mysticism
Elizabeth Berry - Mystery, Local Interest
Kimberly Beyer-Nelson - Spirituality, Speculative Fiction
Linda Bierds - Poetry
Ruth Bjorklund - Children's Books on Health, Geography, History, and Animals
Claudia Black - Self-Help, Addictive Behavior
Eileen Black, Rosemary Shaw - Cookbook, Local Interest
Gordon Black - Mountain Biking, Washington
Tyler Blackwood - Romantic Fantasies / Fantasy Fiction
Nancy Blakey - Children's Books
Peter Bohlin - Architecture
William T Booth - Architecture
Andrea von Botefuhr - Children's Books, Art
Ellen Boughn - Stock Photography, Marketing
Robert W. Boven - World War II History
W.B. Bowden - Local History
Debbie Brainerd - Children's Book
Bill Branley - Adult Fiction
Marcia Breece - Memoir, Adult Fiction
Paul Brians - Grammarian, Comparative Literature
Christopher Brookes - Health, Self-Help
Judith Reynolds Brown - Cultural Diversity, Fiction
Lynn Brunelle - Children's Books
Colin Bull - Scientist, Explorer
Mark Bullard - Fantasy Fiction
Kimberly Burke-Weiner - Children's Books
Bob Burkholder - Memoir, Alaska, Hunting
Suzanne L. Burns - Spiritual, Art
Frank Buxton - Broadcast History, Screenwriter, Television Host
Wendy Call - Creative & Non-fiction Writing
Bunny Cameron - Cooking
Jack Carlsen - Poetry
Dennis Carlson - Public Health, Ethiopia
Karen Carncross - Christian Spirituality
Joan Carson - Local History
Rob Carson - Geology
Carol Cassella - Adult Fiction
Kent Chadwick - Poetry, Children, Christianity
Megan Chance - Historical Fiction, Historical Romance
Margaret Chang - Children's Books
Sarah A. Chrisman - Young Adult Fiction, Victorian Attire
J. Holger Christensen - Memoir
Rob Christiansen - Suspense
Chrystos - Poetry
Irene Clark, Liz Matteson, Alexandra Rust, Judith Weinstock - Cookbook, Local Interest
Barbara Clarke - Memoir
William Cleveland - Art
E.G. Coffey - Poetry
Robert H. Colfelt - Health Care
Ann Combs - Local Interest, Memoirs, Children's Books
Faith Conlon - Parenting, Travel
Pat Moffitt Cook - Musical Healing
Elizabeth Coplan - Parenting
Peter Corning - Complex Systems, Synergistic Evolution
Dick Couch - Adult Fiction, Military Documentaries
Lindsey Craig - Children's Book
Jennifer Culkin - Memoir
Melody Curtiss / Kelley Robinson - Speculative and Fantasy Fiction
Steven E. Curtis - Parenting
James Cutler, Bruce Anderson, Beth Wheeler - Architecture

D,E,F

Susan Saxton D'Aoust - Adult Fiction, Alaska
Harold Lenoir Davis - Adult Fiction
John Davis - Poetry
Hazel Dawkins - Mystery
Claire Dederer - Memoir
Harriet Tracy DeLong - Local California History
Barbara J. Denk - Gardening
Pauli Dennis - Poetry
Michael Diehl - Local Interest
Beverly Dight - Poetry
Randy De Armond Dilday - Suspense
Mary Victoria Dombrowski - Plays, Poetry, Documentaries
Terry Domico - Nature, Photography, Adult Fiction
Patrick Donovan - Naturopathic Medicine, Self-Help
Edward B. Doremus - Local History
Rosemarie Heather Dowell and Gerald William Dowell - Local Interest, Art
Hanna Eady - Playwright
Kin Eagle - Children's Books
Mishabae Edmond - Yoga
Leatrice Eiseman - Colors, Wardrobe, Interior Design
Jerry Elfendahl - Local History
Aaron Elkins - Mystery
Charlotte Elkins - Mystery, Romance
Venita Ellick - Adult Fiction
Robert B. Ellis - Memoir, WWII
Dave Emerald - Leadership, Self-Help
Marvin Davis Evans - Memoir
Jonathan Evison - Adult Fiction
James Ewing - Crime Comedy
Laurie Ezpeleta - Young Adult and Children's Books
Jim Faber - Local History, Maritime History
Victoria Farnsworth - Memoir, Local Interest
Tony Ferrante and Paulette Jacobson - Young Adult, Gender Issues
Robert E. Ficken - Washington State History
Anthony Flacco - Suspense, True Crime, Screenwriter
Caroline Flohr - Memoir
Jamie Ford - Adult Fiction
David Franklin - Self-Help
Jeannette Franks - Retirement Living Options
Eric Freeman - Programming
Friends of the Farms - Cooking
Ted S. Frost - Business
Donald McLeod Frothingham - Art
Alan Furst - Historical Espionage

G,H,I

Brett Gadbois - Young Adult Fiction
Tova Gardner - Poetry
Lila Gault - Cooking
Ruth Gazzam - Local Interest
John Van Wyck Gould - Adult Fiction
Vincent H. Gowen - Memoirs, Christian Spirituality
Jeff Groman - Cycling
David Guterson - Adult Fiction
Mary Guterson - Adult Fiction
Taylor Guterson - Screenplays
Lee Hadan - Fantasy Fiction, Romance
Julie Hall - Children's Books, Poetry
Kristin Hannah - Adult Fiction
Drew Derrick Hansen - Civil Rights Movement
Paul Hanson - Speculative Fiction
Brian Harburn - Self-Help
Jordan Harrison - Playwright
David B. Hawkins - Counseling, Relationships
Finley Hays - Logging
David A. Hecker - Memoir, Immigration, Historical Fiction
Bill Hemp - Taos, New Mexico
Kristin Henshaw - Poetry
Cathi Hepworth - Children's Books
Brian Herbert - Science Fiction
Wendy Hinman - Memoir, Sailing
Joan Hockaday - Garden History
Frances Hodges - Poetry
Mark Hoffman - Blues Music
Alicia Hokanson - Poetry
Byron Holcomb - Adult Fiction
Paula Holmes-Ebner - Ethnography
Richard S. Homgren, Jr. - Memoir
Nathaniel Hong - Danish History
Meagan Holub - Massage Therapy Business
John Houde - Forensics
Woodleigh Marx Hubbard - Children's Books, Art
Jeanne Huber - Home Improvement
K. Wind Hughes - Young Adult, Self-Help
Sandra Hulstrom - Adult Fiction
Suzan Huney - Memoir
Buff and Elizabeth Hungerland - Marketing, Art
Susan K. Hylen - Poet, Photography
Natalia Ilyin - Cultural Criticism
Schuyler Ingle - Cooking
Jay Inslee - Clean Energy
Victoria Irwin - Homelessness

J,K,L

George W. Jarecke and Nancy K. Plant - Law
A.E. Jeffcoat - U.S. History, Christian Spirituality
Betty Cooper Johnson - Memoir
Earl C. Johnson - 9/11 Survivor's Story
Russell Johnson - Memoir, TV Actor
Peggy Julian - Poetry
Chris Kelly - Self-Help
Tom Kelly - Real Estate, Mystery
Chris Key and Linda Fullerton - Local Interest, Humor
Patricia O'Connell Killen - Christian Spirituality, Religious Studies
Henriette Anne Klauser - Therapeutic Writing
Kenneth Klein - Memoir
Janet Norman Knox - Poetry
Ron Konzak - Local Interest, Cooking, Self-help
David Korten - Economic Policy
K.D. Kragen - Science Fiction
Kristin von Kreisler - Animals
Lawrence Kreisman - Local Interest
Dick Krutch - Local Interest, Law
Drew Kunz - Poetry, Art
Karla Kuskin - Children's Books, Art
Ronald G. Laes - National Security
Chapple Langemack - Booktalks, Hosting Author Events
Lolita T. Lanning - Animals
Lu Lawrence - Local Interest
Michelle Lawrence - Breast Cancer
Ila G. Lee - Memoir, Lighthouse History
Dave Leedy - Adult Fiction
Melvin M. Leiman - Economics, Racism
Richard LeMieux - Homelessness, Local Interest
Nikia Speliakos Clark Leopold - Children's Books
Michael 'Luni' Libes - Entrepreneurship
Charles W. Lindenberg - Local Interest, Navy
Michael Lisagor - Self-Help, Buddhist Spirituality
Trude Lisagor - Memoir
George Little & David Lewis - Gardening, Sculpture, Art
Sheryl Longin - Animals
Jennifer Longo - Young Adult Fiction
Jennifer Louden - Self-Help
Ann Lovejoy - Gardening, Food Writing
Gary Loverich - Local Interest
Minnie Rose Lovgreen - Farming, Local Interest
Mona Lydon-Rochelle - Poetry

M,N,O

Elizabeth Wiggs Maas - Weddings, Humor
Suzanne Macpherson - Romance
Lewis Mandell - Financial Literacy
Jennifer Manlowe - Self-Help, Writing
Jennifer K Mann - Children's Book
Elsie Frankland Marriott - Local Interest
Sharlene Martin - Publishing, Literary Management
Sally Jo Martine - Arts & Craft, Breast Cancer, Poetry
Phoebe Matthews - Contemporary Fantasy, Romance
Bob McAllister - Poetry
Viki McCabe - Cognitive Science
Carolyn McConnell - Social Activism
Susan Chernak McElroy - Animals
Paul A. Merriman - Personal Finance, Investing
Mickey Molnaire - Local Interest
Daniel Monk - Speculative Fiction
Ed Monk - Boat Building
Dave Montgomery - Pilot Safety
Fred Moody - Local Interest, Documentaries
Donna Moore - Adult Fiction, Local Interest, Haiku
Theresa Morrow - Architecture, Guide Books
Annette Moser-Wellman - Creative Thinking, Innovation
Roy C. Naden - Spirituality, Religious Studies
James F. Nagle - History
Margaret Nevinski - Children's Books
Carl Nord - Juvenile Fiction
Benay Nordby - Memoir
Graham Noyes - Carbon Energy
Kathleen O'Brien and Kathleen Smith - Green Design
Jack Olsen - Suspense, True Crime
Madeline Ostrander - Social Activism

P,Q,R

Jessie M. Page - Memoir
Kirsten Blythe Painter - Comparative Literature/Poetry
John Perkins - Economics, Geo-Politics
Karen Perry - Poetry
Dave Pilkey - Juvenile Fiction
Stuart Franklin Platt - US Military, Iraq and Afganistan
Tina Barbaro Polis - Poetry, Spirituality
Darryl Ponicsan / Anne Argula - Adult Fiction, Screenwriter, Mystery
Zak Powers - Photography, Historic Preservation
Jack Prelutsky - Children's Books
Andrew Price, Jr. - Local History
Gary Prisk - Adult Fiction
Steven Purcell - Christian Spirituality
J.J. Pritchard - Juvenile Fiction
Christine Quinn - Cooking
Sheila Rabe - Historical Romance
Warren Read - Memoir, Adult Fiction
Tom Reaney - Travel Information
Ron Reiersen - Children's Book
Nancy Rekow - Poetry
Patricia Ganson Repanich - Family History, Croatia
Brian Roberts - Local History, Diversity
Sheila Roberts - Romance
Rebecca Robins - Children's Book, Culinary History
Sally Robison - Local Interest
Elisabeth Robson - Programming
George Rohrbacher - Memoir, Farming, Board Game, Fiction
Stephen L. Rosen - Photography, Architecture
Marcia Rudoff - Writing
Alan Rudolph - Screenplays
Cynthia Rylant - Juvenile Fiction

S,T,U

Joel Sackett - Local Interest, Photography
Robert Santelli - History of American Music
Julie Madeline Schmidt - Children's Books
Lambert Schuyler - Local History
Nora Patricia Schuyler - Children's Books
Gretchen Scoble - Flowers, Herbs, Weddings
Mary Scribner - Parenting
Suzanne Selfors - Children's Books
Tamara Kaye Sellman - Short Stories, Articles, Professional Blogs, Poems
Maria Semple - Adult Fiction
George Shannon - Children's Books
Vaughn Sherman - Memoir
Alice Shorett - Local Interest
Dave Shorett - Fishing and Walking Guides, Local Interest
Jane Silberstein - Land-use, Sustainability
Roger Lichtenberg Simon - Mystery
Robin Simons - Self-Help, Raising a Child with Disability
Altus L. Simpson - Alaska
Karen Sladek - Memoir
Susan R Sloan - Suspense
C. U. Smith - Poetry
Michael J. Smith - Fiction
Phoebe Smith - Local Interest
Theresa Smith - Mystery
Toby Smith - Local Interest
Judith Smith-Levin - Mystery
Patrick Snow - Self-Help, Publishing
James Snydal - Poet
Tom Snyder - Poetry
Sharon Soames - Christmas, Local Interest
Sally Sondheirm - Cooking
Joanne Spalding-Stacy - Juvenile Fiction
Speculative Fiction Writing Cooperative
Emily Spenser - Romance
Susan Starbuck - Local History
Joyce Stribling Steward - Poetry
Richard Stine - Art
Shreve Stockton - Animals
Brian Strause - Adult Fiction
Jean Strauss - Adoption, Sound of Music
Garth Sundem - Geek Humor, Young Adult Book, Educational Aids
Jack Swanson - Local Interest
Jordan Taylor - Animals, Short Story
Anna Teiche - Children's Book
Marsh Terry - Marketing
Glena Teti - Poetry
Everett Thompson - Poetry
Joyce Thompson - Short Stories, Thriller, Memoir, Spirituality
Tim Thompson - Photography, Local Interest
Wilbur Thompson - Local Interest
Carol Tice - Business
Bryan Tomasovich - Poet
Dylan Tomine - Memoir
Paul Travis - Leadership, Marketing
Jo Ann Trick - Local Interest, Chickens
Michael Trimble - Vocal Technique
Teresa Tsalaky - Health Care, Visionary Fiction
Tom Tyner - Local Interest
Joe Upton - Fishing & Boating

V,W,X,Y,Z

Sarah Ruth van Gelder - Social Activism
Henry Vandersluis - Children's Book, Animals
Ed Viesturs - Mountaineering
Irene Vongehr Vincent - Asian Art
Verne Wade - Fantasy
Kathleen Wakefield - Adult Fiction
Tommy Walker - Autobiography
Susan Wallace - Dog Fur & Wool Spinning
Andrew Ward - Historian, Local Interest
Cathy Warner - Writing Coach, Spirituality
Katy Warner - Local History
Elsa Watson - Romance
Larry Weiner - Fiction
Judith Weinstock - Cookbook, Local Interest
James K Wellman - Comparative Religion
Rebecca Wells - Adult Fiction
Charlotte Welsh - Historical Fiction
Neva Welton - Young Adult Self-Help, Community Film Festival
Jeff Wenker - Fantasy Fiction
Beverley Lehman West - Poetry
Richard M. West - Poetry
Janet Whalley - Pregnancy, Childbirth
Gary M. White - Local History, Wooden Boats
Jim Whiting - Children's Books, Sports
S.L. Whyte - Juvenile Fiction
Susan Wiggs - Romance
Norman D. Willis - Logic Puzzles
John Willson - Poetry
Sharon Winn - Self-Help
Barbara Winther - Children and Juvenile Folk Tales, Local History
Linda Wolf - Young Adult Self-Help, Photography
John T. Wood - Adult Fiction, Leadership, Self-Help
Mary Woodward - Local History
Antony Yaeger - Poetry
Michael Yaeger - Local History, Short Stories
Donna Zajonc - Public Leadership, Politics

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