Sunday, April 29, 2012

Leopard and Silkie on Shores Everywhere!

April 26, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Introducing Leopard and Silkie: West Seattle's most famous seals

Visit our cool, new website!
And now for something purely delightful: the children's book, Leopard & Silkie, just out fromBrenda Peterson with photographs by Robin Lindsey (Henry Holt, 2012) about the Seal Sittersquest to protect the eponymous baby seals right here in West Seattle.
Leopard and Silkie, just out from local author Brenda Peterson and photographer Robin Lindsey is a delightful and educational read for kids
The book is fabulously illustrated with Lindsey's one of a kind photographs of baby seals Leopard and Silkie basking, yawning, snoozing, hanging out with their mom, and basically being cuter than you might think possible:
The local seal pups of the Salish Sea and the Seal Sitters' work to protect them is the subject of a new children's book

Kid Miles provides a role model for the adults on the beach, keeping curious humans and their pets away away from baby seals on the beach, as a Seal Sitter volunteer.

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Curious humans, from a baby seal's point of view.

It's a delight of a book that also delivers plenty of information about the seals and their lives in the Salish Sea in a very readable, kid-friendly page turner.
Baby seals hang out with their moms. 
All photos by Robin Lindsey, from the book Leopard and Silkie, Henry Holt for Young Readers: A Christy Ottaviano Book

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Life Story Seminar: Writing and Publishing Your Memoir

Life Story ~
Writing and Publishing Your Memoir

Your life is a story with drama, meaningful relationships, and unique insights. Whether you’re writing for self-­exploration, publication, or to create a family legacy, this seminar with acclaimed author and memoirist, Brenda Peterson, and successful New York literary agent, Sarah Jane Freymann, can help you create and publish your memoir. For more personal attention, we’re limiting the class to 20 students.

May 11th ~ 4-­‐‑6 p.m. and May 12th 3-­‐‑6 p.m.
 Good Shepherd Center, Wallingford
4649 Sunnyside Ave North
Seattle, WA 98103
Tuition: $225.00 or $200.00 early registration by May 1st. 


Brenda Peterson is the author of 17 books, including the recent memoir, I Want To Be Left Behind: Finding Rapture Here on Earth, which was selected as a “Top Ten Best Non-­‐‑Fiction Book of 2010” by The Christian Science Monitor and an Indie Next “Top Read.” Her first memoir, Build Me an Ark: A Life with Animals was selected as a “Best Spiritual Book of the Year.” She’s been teaching private classes for two decades. Many of her students are published.

Sarah Jane Freymann has been a successful literary agent since 1974. Her agency helps writers from inception through publication, and takes a hands-­on approach — from focusing and shaping proposals to polishing manuscripts. Deal-­makers,
matchmakers, and savvy negotiators, Sarah Jane’s agency is knowledgeable about the market and has excellent relationships with editors. Sarah Jane is passionate about books, enthusiastic about new media and excited about projects that introduce
new ideas. 

LIFE STORY SEMINAR: Writing and Publishing Your Memoir

Click here for more information about this opportunity to work with experts in the field of writing and publishing!