Since 2008, Mockingbird Books near Greenlake has offered a rich selection of primarily children’s books. In addition to selling books, Mockingbird hosts a daily story time, youth and adult book groups, and author events. On Wednesday, April 25th, in the Great Hall above the bookstore, Mockingbird will host Inside Story. This twice-yearly event is sponsored by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Although children are welcome to attend, the event is not aimed at young readers. Rather, it offers teachers, librarians, book sellers and parents a chance to meet two dozen local authors and illustrators and gain behind-the-scenes insights into their books. Beginning at 7 p.m. each author or illustrator will talk briefly about his or her newest book, with a book signing afterwards. Complimentary appetizers and beverages will be offered. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Space is limited, so patrons are asked to RSVP to


The presenters include these local authors and illustrators:

Stephanie Barden                     Kevin Emerson                    Julie Paschkis

Katherine Grace Bond              Sundee Frazier                    Brenda Peterson

Martha Brockenbrough             Stephanie Guerra                Brianna Caplan Sayres

Dia Calhoun                              Mindy Hardwick                   Carole Lexa Schaefer

Janet Lee Carey                        Jeff James                           Paul Schmid

Robyn Chance                          Patrick Jennings                  Clete Barrett Smith

Ben Clanton                              Deb Lund                            Suzanne Williams

J. Anderson Coats                    Katherine Schlick Noe         Jennifer Shaw Wolf


Community Mockingbird Books Presents Inside Story