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THOUGH SHE loved being read to as a child, Sharon Duerst wouldn’t have been mistaken for a bookworm. She played outside a lot, where she loved walking and thinking and imagining. She also delivered The Chronicle.  	Contributed photo
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THOUGH SHE loved being read to as a child, Sharon Duerst wouldn’t have been mistaken for a bookworm. She played outside a lot, where she loved walking and thinking and imagining. She also delivered The Chronicle. Contributed photo TLINE



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SHARON DUERST will be one of 10 authors kicking off the holiday season with a book signing at Klindt’s Saturday. Contributed photo

Authors gather

On Saturday, Oct. 18, from 2-5 p.m., Klindt’s Booksellers will kick-off the holiday season by bringing books, beer and brats together for the Northwest Author’s Festival.

Klindt’s will have Clock Tower Ales and Dog-Gone It Food Truck serving up food and beverages while hosting 10 Northwest authors in the bookstore.

Spanning multiple genres, each author brings something different to the table, from children’s and young adult books to cooking and murder mysteries.

Authors will set up throughout the store and guests will be able to visit with each author, ask them questions about their writing process, and have their books signed.

The authors and their latest books that will be at the festival are:

“Building the Columbia River Highway: They Said It Couldn’t Be Done,” by Peg Willis. Meet Sam Hill, the mover and shaker, and Samuel Lancaster, the polio survivor, who turned modern engineering on its ear to create the Columbia River Highway a “poem in stone.”

“Murder Times Two,” by Ron Lovell. His latest book is actually two murder mystery novellas, linked by common characters. Filled with shady characters, drug gangs, courtroom drama, and murder.

“Dreaming on Daisies,” by Miralee Ferrell. In this fourth book in the Love Blossoms in Oregon series, fiery redhead Leah Carlson will do whatever it takes to save her family ranch.

“Columbia River Pilots: River Tales, History & Commerce,”by John Rekart Jr.

The definitive story of the creation of the Columbia River Pilots and how they move ocean-going vessels from Astoria as far upriver as Portland and Vancouver.

“Letters of the West,” by

Michelle E. Walch and John Maddin.

The book is illustrated by John Maddin

A is for Alpenglow, F is for Foxglove, X is for Xeriscape, and Z is for Zigzag! Filled with landscape marvels, Letters of the West invites young readers to learn their ABCs through delightfully bold and whimsical illustrations inspired by the natural world of our region.

“Fermented Vegetables,” by Kirsten Shockey and Christopher Shockey.

In-depth instructions for making sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles, pastes, chutneys, and whole-leaf ferments; 140 recipes to preserve over 80 different vegetables and herbs.

“Hope is a Ferris Wheel,” by Robin Herrera.

Moving to a new town has made it difficult for 10-year-old Star to make friends, where her classmates tease her because she lives in a trailer park and has layered blue hair.

It is a story of self-acceptance while trying to make sense of the wider world.

“All Around and the 13th Juror,” by Rick Steber

This true story reads like pages ripped from a dime store novel.

All-Around rodeo cowboy Mac Griffith was gunned down after a barroom brawl 50 years ago and this regional story examines the testimony and facts of the case.

“The Rabbit and the Raven,” by Melissa Eskue Ousley

Book two in the Solas Beir Trilogy. This young adult fantasy series is a magical fairy-tale filled with action, romance and royal intrigue. Prepare to be enchanted!

“Catching Rain,”by Sharon Duerst. This is a novel about love, travel, and finding yourself. Set in Mexico and Oregon, this book is the sequel to Mending Stone.

Growing up in The Dalles, Sharon Duerst loved when the teacher read to the class, and when her mom read to her at night...

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