I’ve written my first book. (Tom Robbins and Sherman Alexie have nothing to worry about.) V Is for Vashon is a sweeping tale, covering everything from A to Z, including UFOs, poisonous mushrooms, Orcas, bakeries, bicycles, jack-o’-lanterns and a couple of ferries. Thanks to an invitation from my artist friend Pam Ingalls, I wrote the words to her illustrated ABC book about all-things Vashon Island (published by Chatwin Books). I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and tried to capture the essence and spirit of our quirky little island and its much-loved inhabitants and landmarks. Here’s a sampling of island life in words and art from V Is for Vashon; and what better place to start than with our iconic red bike in a tree.
I hope you enjoyed the preview. Here’s a write-up from our local arts editor Julie Goetz Moser in The Vashon Beachcomber .
If you’d like a copy of the book, here are a few options:
- Buy book signed by Tom Conway
- Mail Check to:
- Tall Clover Farm
- PO Box 13291
- Burton, WA 98103
- $29.95 per book
- $3.99 shipping
- Washington State residents add $2.58 sales tax per book
- Questions? Contact Tom
- Mail Check to:
- Buy book on Vashon:
- Contact me (TOM) for a copy
- Vashon Book Shop — Book reading and signing: Friday, May 29 at 6:00 pm
- Buy the Book in Seattle (Publisher): Arundel Books in Pioneer Square
- Buy online
- Publisher: Chatwin Books
Congratulations and it’s about time! Next one I hope will feature Boz and Gracie 🙂
All the congratulations to you! I’ll be ordering my signed copy right away.
I got my book today , all it needs is your lustrous autograph.
Looks like a beautiful book! Congrats!
Congrats Tom – and I second Perri’s comment about looking forward to your next book featuring Boz and Gracie!
Congrats Tom…it sounds like a wonderful book! 🙂
So pleased for you, Tom!
Marcia, so great to hear from you after all these years. Thank you so much.
When is the book tour?
Sandra, we had a one-island, two-stop tour. It was a success; we sold out, and have to go back to the printer. Should have more in a week or so.