Discount prices. Holiday treats. 10 local authors on hand, including yours truly. =)

Contact: Mel Sanders for more info: or (360) 993-7777

Cover to Cover Books

6300 NE St. James Rd., Suite 104B

Vancouver, WA 98663

Surround yourself with fascinating fictional characters, local writers, and readers of all ages at the first annual holiday book fair at Cover to Cover Books on Saturday, December 10, 11 AM to 3 PM. Ten area writers and poets, including bestselling young adult and urban fantasy author Lili Saintcrow, will be on hand to autograph books and discuss their genres, plots, characters, inspirations, upcoming projects, and aspects of the writing life.

Cover to Cover Books, formerly in downtown Vancouver, was damaged by smoke and fire a year ago. While many bookstores, victims of the economy, closed their doors this year, Cover to Cover reopened in the spring at 6300 St. James Road, Suite 104B. The December book fair will celebrate a commitment to serving Vancouver readers and providing a venue for poets and writers to gather and exchange ideas. Cover to Cover is home to two monthly events, Ghost Town Poetry, an open-mic poetry night, and the Vancouver Writers’ Mixer featuring presentations on writing craft.

Authors taking part in the December book fair include (in alphabetical order):

Cheri Lasota just launched her first novel, Artemis Rising, through SpireHouse Books. The book is a YA historical fantasy based on mythology and set in the exotic Azores Islands. Cheri has edited fiction, nonfiction, screen­plays, and short sto­ries for publication and also writes poetry. She is at work on her sec­ond novel, a YA set on the Oregon Coast. or

Bill Cameron is the author of dark, gritty mysteries featuring Skin Kadash: County LineDay OneChasing Smoke, and Lost Dog. Bill’s short stories have appeared in SpinetinglerPortland NoirFirst ThrillsDeadly Treats, and West Coast Crime Wave. His work has been nominated for multiple awards, including the Spotted Owl Award for Best Northwest Mystery and the 2011 CWA Short Story Dagger Award. He lives in Portland, Oregon. Bill tweets at Learn more at

Ron Gompertz is the author of No Roads Lead to Rome, a historical satire which is often in the Top 10 Kindle lists for humor and politics.  His journey as a writer started traditionally, and now he’s proud to be a successful indie author. In addition to working on a sequel and not quitting his day job, he speaks about Social Media Marketing for Authors at conferences and writer gatherings. Gompertz has lived and worked in the U.S., France, and Spain and now makes his home in Camas.

Ann Littlewood is a former zoo keeper and the author of zoo mysteries Night Kill and Did Not Survive, which feature animal keeper Iris Oakley and her friends—primates (some of them human), elephants, felines, penguins, and others. Finley Memorial Zoo, north of Vancouver, Washington, is where Iris works and sleuths hard and delivers the inside scoop on a variety of animals. Learn more at or investigate Ann at

Christopher Luna and Toni Partington are co-founders and editors of Printed Matter Vancouver, an editing and small press service. Christopher is the author of Ghost Town, USA (2008) and the editor of The Flame Is Ours, the correspondence of filmmaker Stan Brakhage and poet Michael McClure (Big Bridge, 2011). Partington and Luna co-host Ghost Town Poetry, the popular second Thursday night open mic that has called Cover to Cover home since 2007. Toni is the author of two books of poetry, Jesus Is A Gas (2009), and Wind Wing (2010), and just completed co-editing VoiceCatcher 6. Printed Matter Vancouver recently published Ghost Town Poetry, an anthology of poets from the series.



The Flame Is Ours

“To Be Named and Other Works of Poetic License,” a limited edition art book and 200+ page poem by Christopher Luna, David Madgalene and Toni Partington:

Mike Nettleton is celebrating the release of his first solo work, Shotgun Start, a hard-boiled mystery featuring a golf-hustling detective. Nettleton previously co-authored four mysteries (The Big GrabowskiSometimes a Great CommotionThe Hard Karma ShuffleThe Crushed Velvet Miasma) and a fantasy (The Hermit of Humbug Mountain) with his wife, Carolyn J. Rose.

Lisa Nowak is a retired amateur stock car racer, an accomplished cat whisperer, and a professional smartass. She’s also the author of the young adult novel, Running Wide Open. Check her out at

Carolyn J. Rose released two new books this year, A Place of Forgetting, a love story set in 1966, and the suspense novel, An Uncertain Refuge. She had written four solo mysteries (Hemlock LakeConsulted to DeathDriven to DeathDated to Death) and co-authored four mysteries and a fantasy with her husband, Mike Nettleton.

Lilith Saintcrow is the author of the Jill Kismet, Dante Valentine, and several other urban fantasy series, as well as the New York Times bestselling Strange Angels series for young adults (as Lili St. Crow).  Find her at