Books Written by my Friends, Relatives, and Acquaintances

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History of the Soos Creek Plateau from 1860 to 1960, by Maurice Skagen of the Soos Creek Botanical Garden in Auburn, WA. Covers the history and development of the Soos Creek Plateau in Washington State, with an emphasis on farming. Includes maps and early photographs of the area. 

Gardeningarden_for_sustainability_cover-214x300 for wordpressg for Sustainability: Albers Vista Gardens of Kitsap, by John A. Albers of Albers Vista Gardens in Bremerton, WA. A detailed book about the garden’s development . Includes color photos. Hardback.



The Meaning of a Garden: An idiosyncratic history of gardening through the ages, (e-book format) by Beth Weir of Dunn Gardens in Shoreline, WA. A personal and historical exploration of the meaning of gardens. Kindle format only. Available on book cover for wordpress




The Carpenter (Blue Collar Assassin Series), by Max Myllan. Anyone will do anything if they are tempted enough or desperate enough. Paperback and e-book versions available at


Dolly Dobbs, author on Her author website is Available on Her books include:

  • Momma Said, Daddy Said
  • Wings of Change (*my favorite)
  • Sidney and Monica
  • DeeWee’s Underground Adventure (e-reader only)