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Thursday, July 24, 2014 -Mason County Journal- Page A-19 i Author will be at Timberland library July 30 By GORDON WEEKS gordon@masoncounty, com Feeling jetlagged after a two-week jaunt around Europe, best-selling novelist J.A. Jance on Tuesday launched her new book tour with appearances at the Seattle Mystery Bookshop and the University Bookstore intours require stamina, Jance, Mill Creek. Yesterday, she was 69, said in a telephone inter- scheduled to sign books for fans view with the Mason County at the Bing Crosby Theater in Journal. Spokane. Nevertheless, Jance said she The author of four success- enjoys "meeting readers and fmd- ful series -- who splits her ing out how what I do impacts time between Seattle and Ari- them. And that's very rewarding zona -- is promoting her new for me." book "Remains of Innocence," Jance added, "It's psychological the 16th book in her popular income for writing that has noth- Sheriff Joanna Brady suspense ing to do with money." series. These twice-yearly book see JANCE, page A-24 Photo courtesy of J.A. Jance Best-selling novelist J.A. Jance, who writes four popular series, talks about her new book "Remains of Innocence" and will sign copies of her books from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 30 at the Shelton Timberland Library, 710 W. Alder St. 5helton women aims to publish book on Seahawks" famous number By EMILY HANSON emily@masoncoun com When Dallin Stephens asked his mother, "Who is number 12?" it sparked a creative answer that's led to an even bigger project. And it's a project Rebecca Stephens now needs help completing. Stephens, the Shelton High School Class of 2001 valedictorian, answered her 3-year-old son's question about the Seattle Seahawks' 12th Man jerseys with a 228-word poem in February. Since then, she has worked on editing and creating a children's book incorporating the poem with illustrations. Shelton see NUMBER, page A-24 "Who Is resident Rebecca Number 12?" Stephens holds the nearly Journal photo by Emily Hanson completed storyboard for her children's book HARSTINE ISLAND NEWS Well islanders, this is the time of year when winters past and future are far from our thinking -- won- derful. Isn't it nice to cross the bridge and see the potted plants, flags and holiday decorations in front of Jim and Carol's house? Kind of makes you feel like you're coming home. It's here -- the Cen- tennial Art & Much More Auction is happening from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. tomor- row. You've marked your calendars, bought your tickets and now it's time to come and enjoy the event. There will be a limited number of tick- ets available for sale at the door. Tickets are $10 a person, By MIKE CALLAGHAN and include two drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Raffle tickets are still available at the func- tion for a $2 dona- tion. The Centennial Turn Dash Quilt was made by island wom- en and represents community unity that was present in years gone by. It is a true Harstine Island treasure. You need not be present to win. Inside the hall, they will have both silent and live auctions going on with a range of items and prices to select from. There are more than 120 items to entice you. The auction is presented by the Harstine Island Community Club, with proceeds going toward the continued upkeep of the hall and its grounds. You are encouraged to bid often and generously to help maintain the hall for generations to come. The hall has adapted to changing times through the years. By being good stewards, we can look for- ward to the hall being here for the next 100 years. This is another reminder about the annual Harstine Island Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 2. As always, you are needed. The rummage sale is a big fund- raiser for the community club. To make it a success, you to donate wonderful items. So, right now, go through your storage area, garage, attic and closet, and weed out the stuff you have not used in the past couple of years. Usually, the Wednes- day before the sale, you can begin hauling your contribu- tions to the hall, where or- ganizers will sort, price and display it. The island is going to be rocking out through the end of July and into August. Pio- neer Kiwanis and Rhythm and Sass will be putting on the Sounds of the South Sound. There will be sing- ers, musicians, poetry and spoken word. All this will happen from 5 to 9 p.m. on July 26 at the Harstine Is- land Community Hall. The organizers will have food and beverages -- including adult beverages -- avail- able to purchase. Admis- sion is free, but in order to make this event work, organizers will need your donations. I'm suspecting that if the program is a success, they will put it on again. The donations will go toward the Pioneer Kiwanis scholarship program and other Pioneer School Dis- trict programs. The Hartstene Pointe Travel Club is planning an- other musical event for Aug. 23. If you enjoyed the last one, mark your calendar for this one. For more informa- tion, call Doug McGraw at 426-0883. I've missed the last couple of farmers markets, but from all reports, this year the mar- ket continues to be filled with vendors and shoppers. Here are the last two vendors I have information on: see HARSTINE, page A-24