A better booster for Walla Walla's nascent wine industry couldn't be found than Tom Stockley. From early on, the journalist wrote enthusiastically about the business in Walla Walla — well, and the state — in "Wine," his weekly column in The Seattle Times.
COLUMN: Walla Walla businessman, poet and author Charles Potts is ahead of the curve. His opus, "How the South Finally Won the Civil War: And Controls the Political Future of the United States," came out in 1995, a good 2½ decades before the next book to tackle the subject.
Remaining reticent about his World War II combat experiences wasn't Dean Tate's way. The B-17 bombardier who trained in Walla Walla during the summer and early fall of 1943 talked about his escape from Nazi-occupied France so often, daughter Susan Tate Ankeny of Camas, Washington, said she knew it by heart.
COLUMN: Stress can be a good motivator for a writer. Lois Olmstead, whose nom de plume is L.A. Malby, found that to be the case while writing her seventh novel.
“Walls of Secrecy/Stories of Prison Life 1971-1981,” by Kelley Messinger with Emily Lauritzen Waters, self-published, with photos by…
“Killer Thriller,” by Lee Goldberg, Thomas & Mercer, due out in February 2019.
“Villian’s Assistant,” by Carley Hibbert, 366 pages, Ember Publishing, young adult fantasy, ages 12-18, $14.99 paperback, $3.99 Kindle.
How timely that in my spare time my nose would be buried in the pages of “English Creek,” a novel by Montana native Ivan Doig, when …