Last year Seattle native Glen Erik Hamilton introduced readers to disillusioned Army Sergeant turned vigilante, Van Shaw in Past Crimes… which has now been nominated for an Edgar Award… and now he’s back in Hard Cold Winter, which just received a starred review from Library Journal: “From the very first page, this thriller is clever, timely, and definitely an attention grabber.” Glen will be appearing at University Bookstore in Seattle with J.A. Jance on 3/16/16 at 6 PM, and at Eagle Harbor Books in Bainbridge Island the next night (3/17/16) at 7:30 PM.

As a neuroscientist, Marjorie Woollacott had no doubt the brain was a purely physical entity controlled by chemicals and electrical pulses. After experimenting with meditation for the first time, however, her view changed. Now, years of meditation have caused her to question the reality she built her career upon, forcing her to ask what human consciousness really is. Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind pairs her research as a neuroscientist with her self-revelations about the mind’s spiritual power. Marjorie will be speaking at the Yoga Lodge on Whidbey Island on Sunday, February 28, 2016 and University Bookstore in Seattle on Thursday, March 3, 2016.

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With Hard Cold Winter, the follow-up to his succesful debut novel, Past Crimes, Glen Erik Hamilton proves he’s no one-hit wonder and has quickly become one of the most electrifying new voices in crime writing. Featuring noir overtones, Hard Cold Winter explores just how far one will go to seek justice and the thin line that separates justice from vengeance. A native of Seattle, Glen Erik Hamilton grew up aboard a sailboat, and spent his youth finding trouble around the marinas and commercial docks and islands of the Pacific Northwest. He now lives in California with his family, punctuated by frequent visits to his hometown to soak up the rain.

Between the scientific and spiritual worlds, Marjorie Woollacott‘s Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind breaks open the definition of human consciousness to investigate the existence of a non-physical and infinitely powerful mind. It’s both a memoir and an exploration of her experiences, first, as a neuroscientist and professor, but later, as a meditator, with mystical experiences unexplained by scientific understanding describing her discoveries as she worked to meld these two parts of her life together. Marjorie has been a neuroscience professor and director of the Motor Control Lab in the Institute for Neuroscience at the University of Oregon for more than three decades and a meditator for almost four. She has ongoing grants from National Institutes of Health to study balance and falls in older adults and to study balance and control problems in children with Cerebral Palsy and Down Syndrome.

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