Bill Dietrich

“The Ariadne Connection,” by Sara Stamey, $17.95 paperback, $5.99 ebook. A deadly plague and a geomagnetic reversal threaten the world’s precarious balance. Can a mysterious healer save everyone and reset the world’s compass? Stamey teaches creative writing at WWU.

“Chuckanut Radio Hour,” a locally produced radio variety show, features a trio of Northwest writers with musical guests the Prozac Mountain Boys at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Heiner Theater inside the Heiner Center at Whatcom Community College, 231 W. Kellogg Road.

TO EMPATHIZE with the mountain goats of the Cascade Range, imagine the apocalypse has come and your extended family members are the only survivors on besieged Capitol Hill. Now it’s time to have children.

Unless you want to marry a cousin, you must reach another…

A fascination with a compelling swath of history has propelled former Columbian reporter and columnist Bill Dietrich to release his 11th novel.

"The Emerald Storm" ($25.99; Harper/HarperCollins Publishers) is the fourth in Dietrich's adventure tales featuring Ethan Gage.…

Five authors, all with ties to Western Washington University, will talk about their works at the first-ever Book Buzz at the Associated Students Bookstore Tuesday, Dec. 13.

For each author you visit, whether it's Carol Guess, Jennifer Hahn, Gary McKinney, Sara Stamey or Bill…

The Western Libraries at Western Washington University will hold its annual Halloween open house event from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Learning Commons on the second floor. In addition to information on how to use the various features of the library, visitors can get prizes, play…

Five Whatcom County residents and one nonprofit will be honored next month as environmental heroes by RE Sources for Sustainable Communities.
An awards banquet for the winners will be held Saturday evening, Sept. 17.
The winners are:

"Green Fire: A History of Huxley College" by William Dietrich and Huxley College students (Consolidated Press, $30). A history of the highly regarded Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University. Author Dietrich is an assistant professor at Huxley and a former…

William Dietrich, a former Seattle Times reporter and Western Washington University professor, loves to let real events spark his imagination. His compulsively readable "Blood of the Reich" (Harper, 416 pp., $25.99) takes off from a real (and really bizarre) event — a Nazi expedition…

Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment will host a presentation and reading of “Green Fire: A History of Huxley College,” the new book detailing the first 40 years of the groundbreaking environmental college, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21 at Village…

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