Spotlight on Northwest authors

October 20, 2013 

‘HONOR’ by Ken Sherer (Boise)

WestBowPress ($35.95)

When a mysterious woman enters his life, wounded veteran Brent Edwards is forced to confront his lack of self-esteem and unwarranted shame.

With kind words and a gentle touch, his friend will encourage him to recount the battle that nearly cost him his life and come to terms with the wounds that drive him to solitude.

He will soon discover that his is not a solitary pain, and that honor is found where least expected.

‘ENTITLEMENT’ by Mike Worley (Meridian)

Amazon Digital Services Inc. ($10.95)

Former Meridian police officer Mike Worley has written his third detective novel in the Angela Masters series.

A young woman is reported missing. Her car has been abandoned on a major highway, and the interior is in disarray.

However, there is no evidence that a crime has occurred, and adults are free to “disappear” if they choose.

Still, Detective Angela Masters believes the woman may have been kidnapped. There is no ransom demand but also no indicator that the woman may be living somewhere else.

“Entitlement” is filled with twists, dead ends and clashing egos that will keep the reader engrossed as the case nears a conclusion.

‘THE BRIDGE AT THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE’ by Jeffrey Weston (Idaho)

XLIBRIS ($31.99)

Jeffrey Weston is a 21st century Renaissance man. A lifetime artist, Jeffrey won the 2005 U.S. National Snow Sculpture Championship and has participated in international events as well.

He is a four-time bronze medalist at the World Ice Carving Championships and has shown paintings in New York City, San Francisco, Las Vegas and other cities.

This book is a summation of much of the knowledge acquired over a lifetime of study.

‘NEW EDITIONS: THE NORTHWEST’S NEWSPAPERS AS THEY WERE, ARE, AND WILL BE’ by Steve Bagwell and Randy Stapilus

Ridenbaugh Press ($16.95)

Newspapers are going through changes.

But that’s nothing new: From their beginnings they have evolved in more significant and surprising ways than most people know. “New Editions: The Northwest’s Newspapers as They Were, Are and Will Be” shows how time has shaped the newspapers of Washington, Oregon and Idaho, what they’re like today, and where they’re going — which may not be where you think.

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