Join us for a presentation of the long-awaited new novel from the author of Eliza Waite!
Starvation. Desperation. Madness. Follow 19-year-old Ada Weeks as she travels west on the Oregon-California Trail in 1846 as a member of the ill-fated Donner Party. From the Nancy Pearl award-winning author of Eliza Waite, Ashley E. Sweeney offers a gripping tale of adventure and survival.
A native New Yorker, Ashley E. Sweeney now lives and writes in La Conner, Washington. In her 25 years living in Whatcom County, Sweeney worked for The Lynden Tribune, Lynden Christian Schools, Whatcom Literacy Council, Bellingham Technical College, and Nooksack Indian Tribe. Her first novel, Eliza Waite, won PNWA's Nancy Pearl Award. Answer Creek is her second novel.
Julie Christine Johnson is the award-winning author of the historical fantasy In Another Life and the contemporary eco-lit The Crows of Beara; her short stories and essays have appeared in several journals and anthologies. She holds undergraduate degrees in French and Psychology and a Master’s in International Affairs. Julie is the director of development and finance at an arts non-profit, where she writes grant proposals and balances the books. She also leads writing workshops and seminars and offers developmental editing and writer coaching services.