Puyallup Festival of Books

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The Puyallup Festival of Books celebrates its 5th year with an amazing line up of authors and events. 



On Friday, October 5th, we'll have an evening reception, which is free and open to the public, with beer and wine will be available for purchase (cash only). Enjoy an episode of Longmire before a talk with Craig Johnson, author of the Longmire novels.

On Saturday, October 6th, Jeremy McCarter, co-author of the New York Times #1 Best Seller Hamilton: The Revolution, will join us at Pioneer Park Pavilion in the afternoon to discuss his work with Lin-Manuel Miranda writing the "Hamiltome."

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Craig Johnson

Friday, October 5

Puyallup Public Library
7:00 pm, Book Signing to Follow


Craig Johnson is the author of eight novels in the Walt Longmire mystery series, which has garnered popular and critical acclaim. He is the author of many award winning novels, including The Cold Dish, Death Without Company, Another Man’s Moccasins, and The Dark Horse, the fifth in the series, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. The Walt Longmire series is the basis for the hit Netflix drama, Longmire, starring Robert Taylor, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Katee Sackoff.

Johnson lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population twenty-five.


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Jeremy McCarter

Saturday, October 6
Pioneer Park Pavilion

4:30 pm, Book Signing to Follow



Jeremy McCarter, coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Hamilton: The Revolution with Lin-Manuel Miranda, is the storyteller of record for the genre-defying cultural phenomenon that is Hamilton. His newest book Young Radicals, is about idealists fighting for freedom and equality in the early twentieth century. A common thread in McCarter's work is the power of storytelling to drive social change from our country's rebellious founders to the dreamers of the Progressive Era to the modern-day musical that has proven to be a once-in-a-generation cultural coup.

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Local Author Festival


Saturday, October 6
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Join us as we welcome authors from across the region and hear their stories. Are you a local author? Apply today!

Sandra Anderson
Sandra Anderson began writing while in high school. She is a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association. A testament to a mother's ability to overcome the deepest loss, her book Troubled Mother, Troubled Son walks the path from loss to acceptance to finally forgiveness. 

Sonja Anderson
Sonja Anderson writes stories and blog posts from Seattle, Washington, where she is a wife, mom, and certified librarian.

Christopher Bailey
Christopher Bailey is a freelance writer and young adult fiction author, known for his relatable characters and hidden subtexts.

Stevie Rae Causey
Stevie Rae Causey writes coming of age Fantasy/Adventure for middle grade and young adults. She is the author of Ring of Fire and the Amasai Rising trilogy.

Clockwork Dragon
Clockwork Dragon offers curious fantasy and science fiction books for eclectic minds.

DefCon One Publishing
DefCon One Publishing is shared by authors Dawn Vogel, Jeremy Zimmerman, and Amanda Cherry for their self-published works and anthologies through Mad Scientist Journal.

Paddy Eger
Paddy graduated from the University of Washington and taught elementary school for more than twenty years. After she retired from teaching, she discovered her enthusiasm for fiction writing. 

T.M. Franklin
T.M. Franklin writes stories of adventure, romance and a little magic. A former TV news producer, she decided making stuff up was more fun than reporting the facts.

Elizabeth Fournier
Elizabeth Fournier is the owner and operator of Cornerstone Funeral Services in a tiny town called Boring, Oregon. She serves on the Advisory Board for the Green Burial Council, and lives on a farm with her husband, daughter and many rescue goats.

Elizabeth Guizzetti
Much to her chagrin, Elizabeth Guizzetti discovered she was not a cyborg and growing up to be an otter would be impractical, so she began writing stories at age twelve.

Elena Hartwell
After twenty years in the theater, Elena Hartwell turned her dramatic skills to fiction. When she’s not writing or coaching, her favorite place to be is at the farm with her horses, Jasper and Radar, or at her home, on the middle fork of the Snoqualmie River in North Bend, Washington.

Troy Kehm-Goins
Troy Kehm-Goins has published four chapbooks of poetry, each merging the every day with the supernatural, the mundane with the magical and mysterious.

Rae McDonald
Rae McDonald has been a school librarian for over twenty five years, but always finds time for her other passions--the outdoors and the arts. She "fishes" for new story ideas when gardening, biking, taking walks and working with her students. 

Darlene Panzera
Darlene Panzera is a multi-published author of sweet, fun-loving romance. Born and raised in New Jersey, Darlene is now a resident of the Pacific Northwest where she lives with her husband, three children, and "Fluffy" cat. 

Emerald Peterson
Emerald Peterson writes holiday picture books that are perfect for the young and the young at heart.

Lisa Preston
Lisa Preston, born in Arizona, relocated to the Evergreen State and adopted two former racehorses from a rescue facility. She turned to writing, working on both contemporary and crime fiction. 

Raven Oak
Award-winning and bestselling speculative fiction author Raven Oak lives in the Seattle area with her husband and their three kitties who enjoy lounging across the keyboard when writing deadlines approach.

Varida P&R
This small press publishes novels by several different local authors offering fantasy, children's fiction and graphic novels.

Kathy L Wheeler
Kathy L Wheeler (Kae Elle Wheeler) loves the NFL, NBA, musical theater, travel, reading, writing and karaoke. She recently migrated from Oklahoma to the Pacific Northwest.

Writer's Cooperative of the PNW
WCPNW offers books written entirely by local authors, across multiple genres: humor, science fiction, children's and romance. 



Thank you to King's Books in Tacoma for being the official bookseller at the Puyallup Festival of Books. 
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