The exquisite award-winning Dani Shapiro joins Vicki today to discuss the subject of her latest bestseller, Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life. We’ll also select holiday books as gifts courtesy of Karen West, events coordinator for the reknowned Bay Area bookstore Book Passage.

Click here for a list of books recommended by Karen West as great holiday gifts!
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BaBestselling author Dani Shapiro is back with Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life, a witty, practical, and heartfelt look at the exhilarating and challenging process of storytelling. At once a memoir, meditation on the artistic process, and advice on craft, Still Writing is an intimate and eloquent companion to living a creative life. The versatile Shapiro has penned several novels and memoirs, has taught in the writing programs of various universities, is a contributing editor at Travel + Leisure, and is co-founder of the Sirenland Writers Conference in Positano, Italy. She will be appearing at Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Company at 7 PM on December 7th.

Known as “The Bay Area’s liveliest bookstore,” The Book Passage is an award-winning and New York Times-reporting destination for anything book related. Karen West is the events coordinator, helping provide the community with an array of author events, writing and language classes, and highly respected annual conferences. Today she shares her expertise on what books are ideal as holiday gifts.
Here are some of the books Karen recommends as gifts for this holiday season!
The Circle of 13 by William Petrocelli
Aimless Love, a book of poetry by Billy Collins
The Circle by David Eggers
An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Colonel Chris Hatfield
The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida
The Ottolenghi series of Mediterranean cookbooks
Battle Bunny by Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett

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