PAWA MEMBER BOOKS

Skeeter Wilson's "Crossing Rivers": A young Maasai girl's world is turned upside down when she is traded to an old Gikuyu women in exchange for food by her starving parents. Compelled to become a Gikuyu, and she goes though adoption and initiation rituals. She falls in love but soon her world changes forever. Crossing Rivers, set in the ominous beginnings of colonialism, is the first of five novels inspired by the life of a real Gikuyu woman. Crossing Rivers is an African historical fiction set between 1880 and 1910.

Crossing Rivers by Skeeter Wilson - Front Cover

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Skeeter Wilson was born in British Colonial East Africa, the son of American missionaries. He was born along the edge of the Gikuyu lands at the end of the Mau Mau war. He watched the birth-pangs of Kenya as it became an independent nation. Skeeter’s early years were divided between his Gikuyu friends and the children of expatriates at an American curriculum school in Africa. He lives in Auburn Washington and has graduate degrees in creative fiction and African history.

For more info: www.skeeterwilsonnovels.com

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Denis DeFrancesco, retired junior high school guidance counselor, and our March 2014 PAWA Speaker, published his memoir, "Mr. D You Can't Say That: Musings of A Junior High Counselor", available for Kindle at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Mr D, You Can't Say That by Denis DeFrancesco

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Suzanne Popp, author of “The Bride Price”, past PAWA V.P., and an Enumclaw resident, has traveled throughout Africa. She tells of witnessing “the rapid change of governments from colonial occupation to independence,” visiting the households of young wives and mothers and listening “as they poured out their dreams of a better future.”

Here is a link to the Bonney Lake-Sumner Courier-Herald Reporter article and interview with Suzanne: http://www.blscourierherald.com/news/185944431.html

Suzanne's book is available through Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Bride-Price-Suzanne-Popp/dp/0615709508/

Check out the piece about her artwork here:
http://enumclaw.patch.com/articles/april-gallery-2013-artist-suzanne-popp-shares-windows-on-my-world?ncid=newsltuspatc00000001

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Our past PAWA President, Shawn Inmon, has his book "Feels Like The First Time", is also available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Feels-Like-First-Time-ebook/dp/B00961VIIM/

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Robert Gaylord, PAWA's President Emeritus (2001-2012), has published "Five P's in a Pot; A winning way for Texas Hold Em Poker Players". http://goo.gl/xmj95

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Paul Jackson - PAWA's Editor of our Quarterly and Anthology:

  • Letters from Paul - 10 in stock; order direct: www.trescottresearch.com

  • Sound Search; Recording Occasional Papers - http://goo.gl/PiMA1

  • Collectors' Contact Guide 1975
    (Record Collectors Source Book, No. 3) (OP)

  • Publisher/Editor of Pioneers in Brass by Glenn D. Bridges 4th ed. and CD-ROM format - http://goo.gl/E1D0h

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Our honored late member, Dorothea Krecklow, published two books: "Nothing" - http://goo.gl/auvVL, and "Bad Habits" (her second book; Listed on Barnes and Noble but not available, possibly from UW bookstore Press.)

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Bruce Bartling:

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Genora Powell - The Black Feather: A Telling Circumstance - http://goo.gl/Zr2Yk

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Florence Petheram - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/florence-petheram

  • Twenty-Five-Party-Ideas-Children (Amazon only)
  • WORD: A Real Dog Locked In a Cage for 8 years...
  • Magic is when you need it

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Rob Reynolds - "George Washington, Jesus Christ and Uncle Fred" - http://goo.gl/kmdc5

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Max Beers - http://www.maxdelanobeers.com/

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Debbie Fank - "On the Shores of Dying; legalities and formalities of a graceful departure." - http://goo.gl/e2YSv

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