Local authors tackle topics from Viagra to legends

By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News

North Olympic Peninsula authors have been busy over the past year, publishing books on a great variety of topics.

Here are just a few of the memoirs, novels and how-to books readers may order from local bookstores or online.

-- Sequim author Geri Lindsey has written a book about foreplay and sexual intimacy for those who use Viagra.

60 Minute Man is “about that one-hour wait,” Lindsey said.

It offers playful suggestions, she added, since “most men and women can use a little romance, encouragement and pleasure.”

Lindsey, also an artist, has added to her book what she calls “evocative floral illustrations.”

60 Minute Man is available for $14.95 via GeriLindsey.com.

-- Lila L. Pinord of Port Angeles has published her fourth book, In Time, on Xlibris.com.

Its story begins and ends in a fictional Native American settlement near a trail leading to the archaeological site at Cape Alava.

In Time is a tale of love and redemption, Pinord writes, in which strange doorways open to other times and places.

A youngster known as Cowboy is one of the people who wanders through such a doorway, looking for home.

His mother, Ellie, goes searching for him, and along the way meets Cedarman, who becomes her rock and protector.

Other lost travelers gather around a campfire to tell their stories.

Pinord, who was born and raised in Queets, writes about Native American myths and legends in her books, which include Skye Dancer, Min’s Monster and Evil Lives in Blue Rock.

In Time can be found at Odyssey Books, 114 W. Front St., or ordered via Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com as a paperback or electronic book.

-- David Ashwell of Port Angeles has published his first book, Basic Grace.

Ashwell, 69, has been a Christian since his late 20s, and has counseled and taught other Christians for some four decades.

“The essential purpose of this book,” Ashwell writes, is to explain “why grace is the best solution to our problems, personally and collectively.”

He adds that his adult life “has been one of learning, often the hard way, what grace is really all about at a very practical level.”

Basic Grace is the first in a four-book series Ashwell intends to publish, titled Making the Grace Connection: Living Under Grace.

The book is “rooted in scripture, flows through his life experiences and grabs the heart of the reader to explore personal application,” noted Bryce Jessup, president emeritus of William Jessup University in Rocklin, Calif.

“The book provides encouragement to those who feel trapped in their guilt and are given to self-inflicted despair,” added Jessup, a longtime friend of Ashwell.

Basic Grace is available at Amazon.com for $11.99 in paperback and $9.95 as a Kindle e-book.



Features Editor Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5062, or at diane.urbani@peninsuladailynews.com.

Last modified: January 06. 2013 6:07PM
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