March 22, 1999
Bond was first published at the age of eight, when her poem, "Pitter Patter Goes the Rain," was displayed in the school hallway. Since "Pitter Patter," she has published over 75 stories, articles, and poems. Her comic strip, "Noah Vale" appears in Clubhouse magazine. She is the winner of the Evangelical Press Association Higher Goals Award.
Miyamura is the recipient of the Charles Johnson Award in Fiction, the Mary Rouvelas Writing Prize at the University of Washington, and a finalist award in the Glimmer Train very short fiction.
Smith can be found around the Seattle area, teaching workshops that encourage children and grownups to use their creative gifts.
A reception is to follow. Taproot is located at 204 N. 85th in Seattle. Call 206-781-9707 for more information.