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Summer Stories: ‘Good Little Mice’ by Sharma Shields

Welcome to Summer Stories, The Spokesman-Review’s annual short-fiction series. For 10 weeks, some of Spokane’s best writers will share new, original works of short fiction based on a central theme.

Book review: Hanford is horrific for Millie in ‘The Cassandra’

An acquaintance who studied electrical engineering received a plum job offer from a military contractor after graduation. He turned the offer down. Unlike poor Mildred “Millie” Groves in this novel, …

‘The Cassandra’ excerpt: ‘To Make Men Free’

Sharma Shields joins the Northwest Passages Book Club on March 13.

Reading the Northwest: Shields’ ‘Cassandra’ sets a dark tale at Hanford

Author Sharma Shields explores the Manhattan Project and greek mythology in her new novel.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019

Snow cancels Sharma Shields’ release party for “The Cassandra”

Her date with the Northwest Passages Book Club and Seattle author and librarian Nancy Pearl is still on. Mark your calendars for March 13.

Bridging two worlds: ‘Story and Image’ show at Emerge in CdA transforms Sharma Shields’ words into visual art

The exhibition and reading, “Story & Image: Illustration in the Inland Northwest,” will feature images and scenes rendered to depict Shields’ short story “Witch Lake.” The dark tale of sexual …

Book Notes: Sharma Shields’ ‘The Cassandra’ is building buzz

Shields and Mills prepare to bring new novels into the world in 2019, poets Caraway and Lindholdt release new collections, and visiting writers book events in Spokane.

Regional writers explore ‘Towers and Dungeons’ in ‘Lilac City Fairy Tales’

The fourth “Lilac City Fairy Tales,” a benefit for Spark Central, will be Wednesday at the Bing Crosby Theater.

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018

With debut novel, Nancy Pearl chronicles the ups and downs of unlikely love

Super librarian Nancy Pearl never expected to write a novel. “It was never on my bucket list,” she said, speaking before an audience of nearly 170 people Saturday in the …

Toil and trouble: Lilac City Fairy Tales brings ‘Weird Sisters’ and local authors to the stage

“Lilac City Fairy Tales” invites writers to explore theme of “Weird Sisters” in new anthology.

Poet Tim Greenup creates a coming-of-age collection in ‘Without Warning’

The Scablands Books is the brainchild of novelist Sharma Shields, and an offshoot of Scablands Lit, a nonprofit literary organization that supports artists and writers in the Inland Northwest.

Spokane’s Sharma Shields claims top prize at Washington State Book Awards

Author’s debut novel, “The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac,” traffics in the weird and wonderful world of lake monsters, bird women, and a pungent sasquatch named Mr. Krantz.

Summer Stories: Witch Lake

When the witch was a just a girl, living in the middle of the dark woods above the big lake, her mother fell ill with pneumonia. The father refused to …

Fairy tale nuptials: ‘Lilac City Fairy Tales’ hits the Bing

“Lilac City Fairy Tales” returns with new authors and new stories

Collaboration charts new artistic ground

The organizers of Friday’s Spokane Symphony and Terrain collaboration, “Uncharted Territory,” are keeping details a little vague. Intentionally. “This is something that not many orchestras, if any, have done in …

Collaboration charts new artistic ground

The organizers of tonight’s Spokane Symphony and Terrain collaboration, “Uncharted Territory,” are keeping details a little vague. Intentionally. “This is something that not many orchestras, if any, have done in …

Sharma Shields’ debut novel makes fantastical footprint

In a magical place known as Stateline, Idaho, a boy lives in a small house with his mother and father. Or at least he does until the day his mother …

Book Notes: Beacon Hill Reading Series features Welcker

When Ellen Welcker isn’t helping students at Eastern Washington University’s Writers Center, she’s writing poetry and organizing readings of poetry – sometimes in her own living room. Welcker, who has …


“This is all about the environment, kids,” Mom tells Ernie and me. She opens an arm up toward the river, which is slow-moving, wide and clean. “It’s all about how …

Spokane ‘texture’ comes through in ‘Shorties’

Kevin Taylor has a theory: Everybody in Spokane has a story about living here, one of those “only in Spokane” tales that, OK, could happen elsewhere but that seem so …

RiverLit magazine creates outlet for area writers, artists

Keely Honeywell is pitching Anthology, a fundraising event for the Spokane literary magazine RiverLit at a new all-ages venue downtown, as a literary variety show. “We’ve got fiction readers. One …

Book Notes: Sherman, Shields, Lindholt featured at Beacon Hill

Three Spokane writers will featured during the annual Beacon Hill Reading Series on Tuesday: Diane Sherman, author of the poetry collection “Walkabout” (2011), Sharma Shields, author of the short story …

Book Notes: Long story short – she embraced her hometown

Sharma Shields grew up on Spokane’s South Hill. As she wrote in an essay for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association, she always wanted to leave Spokane to “flee the idiot …

Book Notes: Big events planned for O’Brien book

Spokane’s Big Read is in full swing, with events ranging from theatrical adaptations of Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried” to Vietnam-themed film screenings to various veteran-oriented discussions. I can’t …