Indies First was first conceived by Sherman Alexie, who asked fellow authors to "be a superhero for independent bookstores [and] spend an amazing day hand-selling books at local bookstores." Fittingly, the day falls on Small Business Saturday. This year BookPeople of Moscow has a fantastic line-up of authors ready to meet with and autograph books for their fans.
10 AM--12 PM, Katherine Sterling
Katherine Sterling has been writing stories over three decades. BROWNIE TAKE ME HOME is her first published work. Sterling grew up in Helena, Montana. Her work paints a picture of where her heart lives---in the Old West. She holds a B.A. degree from Fairhaven College, WWU, Bellingham, WA in Writing, Literature, and Women's Spirituality and holds a M.A. from Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA in Religious Studies. Presently, she lives with her husband John in Moscow, ID. Her love for horses is renowned across family and friend lines since childhood.
10 AM--2 PM, Al Halsey
When most everyone fawned over prancing, sparkling vampires, Al toiled away writing about zombies. Fantasy zombies, western zombies, zombies and more zombies. To say that zombies are an obsession of his is an understatement. Very few zombie movies have escaped his cadaverous eye. You can catch up with Al on the Al Halsey Author Page on Facebook, or at AlHalsey1 on Twitter.
10 AM--2 PM, Nate Barham
When he’s not teaching English and Drama at Genesee High School, Nathan writes traditional fantasy in a modern cinematic style. Readers of his series, *Alora’s Tear* should expect swordplay, elves, magical artifacts, a richly detailed world—and on top of it all—characters whose decisions and relationships would carry a story even in blue jeans and a t-shirt in a town you’ve never heard of on a street no one remembers.
12 PM--4 PM, Sanan Kolva
Sanan Kolva is a Pullman native and writer of fantasy. She is the author of The Chosen of the Spears series, an epic fantasy; the Silverline Chronicles, a steampunk-style fantasy; as well as short stories featured in multiple anthologies. She can be found at http://sanankolva.com.
2 PM--6 PM, Guy Worthey
Wyoming native Guy Worthey traded spurs and lassos for telescopes and computers when he decided on astrophysics for a day job. Whenever he temporarily escapes the gravitational pull of stars and galaxies, he writes fiction. He lives in Washington state with his violinist wife Diane. He likes cats and dogs and plays keyboards and bass guitar. His favorite food is called creamed eggs on toast, but once in a while he heeds the siren song of chocolate.
2 PM--4 PM, Mark Rounds
The first book Mark Rounds read, other than "See Spot Run" was "Rocketship Galileo" in the second grade. He was restricted from the library in the third grade because it was such a wondrous place, he forgot to do his "real" homework. Things haven't changed since then. Mark is currently teaching at the University of Idaho in MIS. He has published papers on Computer Security and Hacking Motivations. His PhD is from the University of Idaho focusing in Cyber Security.
4 PM--6 PM, Priscilla Wegars
Priscilla Wegars, Ph.D., is a historian, historical archaeologist, and author of Polly Bemis: A Chinese American Pioneer; Imprisoned in Paradise: Japanese Internee Road Workers at the World War II Kooskia Internment Camp; and As Rugged as the Terrain: CCC “Boys,” Federal Convicts, and World War II Alien Internees Wrestle with a Mountain Wilderness (2013; Co-Winner for Idaho Book of the Year). She edited Hidden Heritage: Historical Archaeology of the Overseas Chinese and co-edited Chinese American Death Rituals: Respecting the Ancestors.
4 PM--6 PM, SFCC Pullman Creative Writing Club
Students from the Pullman Campus of Spokane Fall Community College will sign copies of their anthology, Dystopia. Proceeds from all sales goes to support the club, fund future anthology publications, enable club members to attend writing conferences, and support student writing endeavors.