Many Roads to Publication

A panel discussion exploring the many different roads to publication. The panelists represent a number of diverse forms of publishing from local boutique presses to self-printing and publishing. Big publishing houses don’t have to be the dream anymore—alternative options include self-publishing, creating your own press, publishing with smaller indie outlets, or even making your own chapbook. Panelists include Karen Vielle who self-published a memoir about travel and walking, Diana Hochman, who has made her dream of writing spy novels a reality through self-publishing, Dorian Karahalios from Spokane Print and Publishing Center who has knowledge of do-it-yourself creations, and fiction writer Sharma Shields who founded Spokane’s Scablands Books, a fledgling boutique press. The panel is moderarted by Knox Gardener, publisher and editor-in chief of Entre Rios Books, a queer-run indie press from Seattle.

Evergreen: Grim Tales & Verses from the Gloomy Northwest By Sharma Shields (Editor), Maya Jewell Zeller (Editor) Cover Image
By Sharma Shields (Editor), Maya Jewell Zeller (Editor)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781734697810
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Published: Scablands Books - October 19th, 2021

In this rich, shadowy, glittering anthology edited by Sharma Shields and Maya Jewell Zeller, 56 Northwest writers share their singular stories, essays, and poems that center what Shields calls "the literature of despair." These pages confront what is difficult in life with extraordinary precision and grace.


The Cassandra: A Novel By Sharma Shields Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250260628
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - January 21st, 2020

Sharma Shields' The Cassandra follows a woman who goes to work in a top secret research facility during World War II, only to be tormented by visions of what the mission will mean for humankind.


The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac: A Novel By Sharma Shields Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781627791991
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - January 27th, 2015

A dark, fantastical, multi-generational tale about a family whose patriarch is consumed by the hunt for the mythical, elusive sasquatch he encountered in his youth


Just Walking: A Memoir on Two Feet By Karen Vielle Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9798638142865
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Published: Independently Published - August 11th, 2020

Part adventure travel log and part love letter to the joys of walking, this autobiographical book is set around the author's trek of the West Highland Way in Scotland with her twin sister. The story uses the simple act of walking to discover a sense of grounding during the ordinary dramas of mid-life, including dealing with the loss of parents and disenchantment with career life.