This Children’s Book Author Bought Liberty Bay Book Company. Then Came the Pandemic.

Suzanne Selfors dedicated herself seriously to her writing in 2002. Three years later, her first book was published. For the next 15 years, Selfors wrote and published over 30 titles for young readers across a wide array of publishers.

“I’m very happy to say it’s been a very successful children’s author career,” Selfors says over the phone. She’s published bestselling, licensed middle-grade books with DreamWorks and Mattel, and her “Wedgie & Gizmo” series, about a superhero corgi and a brilliant-but-devious guinea pig, has won awards from coast to coast.

“I have to admit that about two years ago, I was starting to feel really burned out,” Selfors says. She had just published six books in a single year, and she was looking to scale back on writing for a while.

“That’s about the time when Suzanne Droppert,” then the owner of Poulsbo mainstay Liberty Bay Books, “put this little idea in my head about eventually buying her bookstore.”

(Keep reading at the Seattle Times.)

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