January 6, 2020
2702 Hoyt Ave.
Everett, WA 98201
Rising local author Kelli Estes, author of "Today We Go Home" (Main Library)
Monday, January 6, 2020
Here is a chance to see a rising author, early in her career! Kelli Estes talks about her second novel, "Today We Go Home." This event is co-sponsored with the Everett Woman's Book Club.
Estes, raised in Yakima, now of Woodinville, writes with a Northwest slant: One of her protagonists in “Today We Go Home” is a traumatized woman soldier from Woodinville, just back from combat duty in Afghanistan, who becomes linked through an old diary to a woman soldier posing as a man during the Civil War. This dual-narrative style, across time, has been a feature of Estes’s first two novels; Her first novel “The Girl Who Wrote in Silk” concerned two Washingtonians living 130 years apart on Orcas Island.
Estes’s writing career was launched by a chance meeting with an aspiring author. She quit her job at a large Seattle-area aircraft manufacturer and became a full-time writer and mother. Her first novel, “The Girl Who Wrote in Silk” was a USA Today bestseller and winner of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association’s Nancy Pearl Award and the Women’s Fiction Writers Association Star Award for Outstanding Debut. Her second book has gotten strongly positive reviews as well.