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Girl Waits With Gun, Now In Paperback

July 4th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Bookselling, Local Authors

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It’s no surprise that Eureka Books’ bestselling book this year is local author Amy Stewart’s first novel, a book based on the true stories of three sisters beset by criminals who fight back in a surprising way. The events in the acclaimed Girl Waits With Gun take place in 1914-1915 in and around Hackensack, New Jersey. GWWG (as we’ve taken to referring to it) is now out in paperback and it makes a perfect addition to your summer reading list. And if you read it now, you won’t have long to wait for the sequel, due out on September 6.


A Tsunami Boat Comes Home

November 24th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Feature 3, Local Authors

Extraordinary Voyage of Kamome

In 2013, a small boat washed up on the shore near Crescent City. It turned out the boat belonged to a high school in Rikuzentakata, Japan, and that it had washed out to sea during the great tsunami of 2011. Students from Del Norte High School repaired the boat and raised funds to return it. The Extraordinary Voyage of Kamome, written by HSU professor emeritus (and local earthquake expert) Lori Dengler, special assistant to the mayor of Rikuzentakata, and local artist-extraordinaire, Amy Uyeki, is a picture book about the boat and the efforts to return it. The book is bilingual, in English and Japanese, and is illustrated in full color. While it is written for elementary-aged children, it is an inspiring story of hope and perseverance.


Peter Hannaford, 1932 – 2015

September 6th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Blog, Eureka Books, Local Authors

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Peter Hannaford signing his latest book on the night he died (9/5/2015). Photo © 2015 by Bob Doran. All rights reserved.

Local author Peter Hannaford passed away in his sleep on September 5, 2015, after celebrating the publication of his new book at Eureka Books. Peter spent a long career in public relations and politics and was a close adviser to Ronald Reagan for many years. But in “retirement,” Peter devoted himself to a new career as an author, writing and editing books at a pace that writers even half his age would have found challenging. His most recent effort was editing the diaries of the investigative journalist Drew Pearson. The book was literally hot off the press–it won’t even be officially for sale until September 15. But working with Peter and his publisher, the University of Nebraska Press, we were able to host a book-launch for Arts Alive (September 5, 2015).

We had a good turn out and Peter spent the evening talking with friends and well-wishers, and selling copies of his books. We are all shocked and saddened by his passing, but glad he was able to spend his last night doing what he loved, being an author with a new book. Peter was one of those naturally charismatic people who was liked by everyone who met him. He had led a very interesting life and was an endless source of stories, but even with his 83rd birthday just weeks away, he was still thinking about what was next. His was a full life, lived fully, and there is a lot to admire in that.—Scott Brown, co-owner of Eureka Books

Recent Humboldt County Media for Peter’s book, Washington Merry-Go-Round
For the next few days, you will still be able to listen to the radio interview Peter recorded on KHSU’s Home Page on Wednesday (audio files are available for two weeks).

A profile of Peter ran in the Times-Standard on Saturday.

The photograph of Peter Hannaford, taken during his book signing is courtesy of Bob Doran.

Revised Sept. 9, 2015

Memorial Service
Peter Hannaford’s memorial service is at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 12 at Christ Episcopal Church, 15th & H Streets, in Eureka. The service is open to the community.

Signed Books: We are out of signed copies of Washington Merry-Go-Round (sorry). We do have a few other books signed by Peter. Call 707-444-9593 for information.

Obituaries and Memorials

National
Washington Post
A proper obit

Washington Times – Describing Peter’s early career with Reagan and his speach-writing

National Review  – On Peter’s role developing Reagan’s weekly radio addresses, which all subsequent presidents have continued.

The Spectator – How Peter helped Ronald Reagan get elected, by keeping him in the public eye during the 1970s.

Breitbart.com – Re-hash of Times-Standard story

Local
Eureka Times-Standard
North Coast Journal
KIEM-TV

Last Column
Peter filed this story with The Spectator on the Friday before he passed away: Misspelled Words Give Me LOL

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Best Book of the Year

August 31st, 2015  |  by  |  published in Feature, Local Authors

Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart
Girl Wait’s with Gun, Eureka author Amy Stewart’s seventh book and first novel is showing up on Best Books of the Year lists, including Publisher’s Weekly and the Washington Post.





Peter Hannaford Signs Washington Merry-Go-Round Sept. 5

August 23rd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Blog, Events, Local Authors, New Arrivals

Peter Hannaford Washington Merry Go Round: The Drew Pearson Diaries, 1960-69

Eureka author and long-time aide to Ronald Reagan Peter Hannaford will sign his latest book (his 12th) during Arts Alive on September 5, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Washington Merry-G0-Round, edited by Hannaford, is the diaries of noted journalist Drew Pearson from the turbulent 1960s. Pearson was the best-known investigative journalist of his time and counted presidents, senators, and cabinet officials as confidants and sources. This important new book is published by Potomac Books, the political imprint of the University of Nebraska Press.


Atthys Gage to Sign New Young Adult Novels

August 23rd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Blog, Eureka Books, Events, Feature 2, Feature 3, Local Authors, New Arrivals

Cover of Spark, the novel by Arcata, CA, resident Atthys GageOn Saturday September 3, Eureka Books will host a book signing by Arcata resident, Atthys Gage, who  has authored two novels, Spark and Flight of the Wren.  Copies of both books are now available in the store.

Atthys is a musician as well as a writer with a lifelong love for myth, magic, and books. His second real job was in a book store. As was his third, fourth, fifth, and sixth. Eventually he stopped trying to sell books and, about nine years ago, started
writing them. After studying classics at Haverford College, he developed an interest with the ways that ancient stories influence modern storytelling and has always had a fascination for that cloudy borderline between the normal and the paranormal.

Both novels feature a young protagonist, are set in contemporary culture, and mix magical realism with elements of romance, mystery, history, and adventure. Reviewers have described the books as “wonderfully inventive with compelling characters,” “totally engrossing,” “the writing is elegant and evocative,” and “lovely writing with a sense of humor.”

Athys’s reading audience is for those interested in exploring the world of the paranormal in the modern world. Adults and young adults both are drawn to his characters and stories.


New Local History Event, August 1

June 16th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Blog, Events, Humboldt County, Local Authors

Scotia and Rio Dell by James Garrison

Eureka Books is excited to host James R. Garrison, a recent HSU graduate, on Saturday, August 1, 2015, during Arts Alive! (6 to 9 p.m.). James will be signing his new book on Scotia and Rio Dell. The book will be published in mid-July.


Amy Stewart’s Girl Waits With Gun

June 15th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Blog, Events, Feature, Local Authors

Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart

Amy Stewart, Humboldt County’s best-selling local author (and co-owner of Eureka Books), has a new book out this fall: Girl Waits With Gun. GWWG, as we’ve been referring to it, is a novel that begins with a crash. A speeding automobile destroyed their horse-drawn carriage in 1914, and what should have been a simple traffic accident led to blackmail, kidnapping threats, and a shoot-out, all of which actually happened. We’ll have signed copies for sale on the publication date, September 1. Amy will give a talk and a reading at the Eureka Theater on October 3 (during Arts Alive).


SIGNED BOOKS AT ARTS ALIVE!

November 10th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Local Authors

Come Join the Party with Local Authors to Celebrate Arts Alive! on December 6.  More than ten authors will be here.  Enjoy the festivities, including wine served by Humboldt County Children’s Author Festival.

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Schedule

6-7:30 p.m.
Amy & Aiko Uyeki.  Sanae, Senryu Poet: Her Life in 5-7-5.  The Poetry of Shizue Harada
Pam Service.   Alien Contact; A Question of Destiny; Being of Two Minds; Stinker from Space; Stinker’s Return; Storm at the Edge of Time; Tomorrow’s Magic; When the Night Wind Howls; and The Not-So-Perfect Planet.
Greg Rumney & Dave Stockton.  1964 Flood of Humboldt and Del Norte
7:30-9 p.m.
Jerry Rohde,  Mount Rainier National Park: Tales, Trails, & Auto Tours; Best Short Hikes in Redwood National and State Parks; Traveling the Trinity Highway; and Both Sides of the Bluff: History of Humboldt County Places, volume .
Amy Stewart.  The Drunken Botanist: The Plants that Create the World’s Great Drinks; Wicked Bugs; Wicked Plants; The Earth Moved; Flower Confidential; and From the Ground Up: The Story of A First Garden.
Pat Bitton and Lauren Sarabia.  Locally Delicious and Lunchbox EnvyMichael Kauffmann.  Conifers of the Pacific Slope and Conifer Country

Nov. 1 Book Launch Party for Both Sides of the Bluff by Jerry Rohde

July 6th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Blog, Books, Events, Feature, Local Authors

scott bsb coverJerry Rohde will be giving a free lecture and signing his new book, Both Sides of the Bluff, at Eureka Theater on November 1, 2014.  Eureka Theater is located at 612 F Street.

The lecture is at 5 p.m. and the book signing is from 6-9 p.m.  The event is sponsored by Booklegger and Eureka Books.

Pre-Ordering Now Available!

Can’t make it to the event? Don’t want to wait until November 1 (we will have books by October 23, at the latest)?  Pre-order your copy online now.


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