Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Love My Indie with Author Susan Wiggs

Love My Indie is a feature where fellow bloggers, readers, and writers tell me about their favorite independent bookstores. I love the feeling I get when I go into an independent bookstore - like it is filled with hidden treasures just waiting for me to find them. But there aren't any independent bookstores where I live. This is why any time I visit a new town or city, I always search out the local indie scene. Since I don't have a lot of time to travel, I'm inviting my readers to tell me about their favorite independent bookstore. 

Showing some Indie Love today is:

Author Susan Wiggs 

 Eagle Harbor Book Company


Eagle Harbor Book Company has been a fixture in my town forever. It’s a bookstore, sure, but it’s also a community gathering place, with events for readers from eight to eighty. It’s not unusual to walk in on a Sunday afternoon and encounter a Viking or a giant rabbit. On a typical Thursday night, you’ll find literary stars from around the globe...or maybe you’ll find me! Or me and my daughter

Readers sometimes ask, "When is your next booksigning?"  

Thanks to Eagle Harbor, I have a virtual booksigning all the time! They fulfill reader requests for signed books any time of the day or night. Thanks, Eagle Harbor!

Author Bio: Susan Wiggs's life is all about family, friends...and fiction. She lives at the water's edge on an island in Puget Sound, and she commutes to her writers' group in a 17-foot motorboat. She's been featured in the national media, including NPR's "Talk of the Nation," and is a popular speaker locally and nationally.

According to Publishers Weekly, Wiggs writes with "refreshingly honest emotion," and the Salem Statesman Journal adds that she is "one of our best observers of stories of the heart [who] knows how to capture emotion on virtually every page of every book." Booklist characterizes her books as "real and true and unforgettable." She is the recipient of three RITA (sm) awards and four starred reviews from Publishers Weekly for her books. Several of her books have been listed as top Indie Next picks and optioned as feature films. Her novels have been translated into more than two dozen languages and have made national bestseller lists, including the USA Today, Washington Post and New York Times lists. Her current book is The Goodbye Quilt, from Mira Books.

The author is a former teacher, a Harvard graduate, an avid hiker, an amateur photographer, a good skier and terrible golfer, yet her favorite form of exercise is curling up with a good book. Readers can learn more on the web at www.susanwiggs.com and on her lively blog at www.susanwiggs.wordpress.com.

Thank you Susan for telling me about your favorite independent bookstore. It looks like a wonderful place to visit. I checked out their website and they have a lot to offer! Kids Summer Reading Programs, reading and writing groups, and an In-Store Book Fair, what a great way to involve and support the community. 

If you're interested in participating in this feature, please send me an email at actinupwb@gmail.com - I'd love to hear from you and discover your favorite indie bookstore! 


  1. I actually ordered 4 books last week! I started collecting signed books so I was really excited to find Eagle Harbor and the virtual book signing...especially since I'm in PA! I ordered two Susan Wiggs books and two Suzanne Selfors...can't wait to get them!


  2. Thank you for the post! I like signed books! It's sad it's hard to get one, because I don't live in US :(


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