NW Authors Series Presents Deb Vanasse

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Date/Time: January 20, 2024 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us at the library or online Saturday, January 20th at 2 p.m. for a talk with author Deb Vanasse.

Vanasse’s novels are carefully researched hidden histories that seek to recover marginalized voices from the past. An Oregon Book Award finalist, her 2022 release Roar of the Sea tells the story of the unlikely hero who fought pirates and national governments to save Alaskan fur seals from extinction.

Deb Vanasse began publishing in 1997 and has written over 25 books in various genres, including nonfiction, historical fiction, and children’s books.

During the 36 years she lived in Alaska, she co-founded 49 Writers, a statewide writing center where she taught creative writing workshops. Deb now lives on the north Oregon coast. She has a serious book-buying problem, never turns down a cup of tea, and gets her best ideas while walking her boxer dog at the beach.

“An excellent example of the new western history that seeks to recover previously marginalized voices.” — Ross Coen, author of Fu-go: The Curious History of Japan’s Bomb Attack on America

“With dashing antiheroes, swashbuckling pirates, and adventures at sea, this vivid book is a rarity—an important piece of nonfiction chronicling a treacherous bit of history that reads like a keep-you-up-all-night page-turner. Vanasse is a gem.” — C.B. Bernard, author of Chasing Alaska: A Portrait of the Last Frontier Then and Now

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