Seattle Times Review

I was honored and pleased by Mary Ann Gwinn’s amazing review of Seattle Walks in the Seattle Times today.

“Seattle Walks” is a guided tour organized into 17 different walks, accompanied by photos and handy maps that cover almost every neighborhood, from downtown to Lake Union to the International District to Green Lake to West Seattle. Each walk is from 1.1 to 7 miles long — you can complete them in a morning, a day, or off and on over several days. Bring your binoculars — some of the sights are several stories up.

Williams sees what others don’t because he doesn’t have a smartphone. He doesn’t even have a cellphone (he does have a slim 21st-century laptop). He’s the son of two historians — one a UW professor, the other a cookbook writer and food historian. He left Seattle for a few years, returned and has documented the city ever since.

Two new books

Wow, in the past week I have picked up copies of two new books of mine. One, I admit is not really new but is the paperback edition of Too High and Too Steep. This is rather exciting because my one previous hardback book, Stories in Stone, never made it from hardback to paper. Not that I am unbiased but I think the PB edition of Too High is rather handsome.

The second book is my newest, Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in Seattle. It’s also quite good looking and just about the right size for anyone who wants to get out and explore the city. And, if you want to get the book signed, I will be doing readings on March 1 (Seattle Public Library, Central branch, 7:00PM) and March 15 (University Book Store, 7:00PM).

Both books are published by the University of Washington Press.Photo on 2-16-17 at 8.39 AM