Three Snoqualmie Women Share Their Latest Published Novels

Three Snoqualmie authors are shining the light on their hometown.  Their books are receiving great praise so we wanted to give you a heads up and some brief info on these local authors’ latest novels.

Tess Thompson, Genevieve Ruth and Lynda Lahmam have all pursued their passion, writing, and become published authors.  Way to go ladies – and keep up the good work!

CARAMEL AND MAGNOLIAS – Tess Thompson, Released 2013

caramelandmagnoliasAuthor Tess Thompson, whose debut novel Riversong captured readers’ attention worldwide, delivers a suspenseful tale of the possibilities that await us in life and in love – if we can find the courage to get off the sidelines.  Caramel and Magnolias was released February 1st.

Crushed by a broken heart ten years ago, Caramel and Magnolias main character, Cleo Tanner, walked away from her acting dreams and now leads a quiet, secluded life in Seattle.  Sylvia, her best friend from college, is trapped in a loveless marriage, distraught by her desire to have a child – until an adoption agency owner in relentless pursuit of Cleo offers to help.

Just as Sylvia begins to experience a love so profound that only a mother can feel, a detective approaches Cleo with disturbing questions about the adoption agency. Determined to protect her friend, Cleo jumps into a dangerous investigation that forces her to confront the ghosts of her past.

You can find out more about Tess and her follow-up novel here.

Catchlight: Perspective Through an Optimistic Lens (and true story about a heart transplant) – Genevieve Ruth, Released November, 2012

CatchlightCatchlight chronicles the real life transplant journey of one local family.  Author, Genevieve Ruth’s husband was facing a heart transplant after a staph infection ravaged his own.  Journey with the family and learn to find a positive outlook as they face financial crisis, huge medical bills and life with a toddler in the house.

The book has a self-help aspect to it and also a charitable aspect, giving back to the non-profit agencies who help advocate organ donation

Catchlight offers comfort, guidance, a few laughs, a perspective-shift to a more positive outlook, unobstructed insight into the organ transplantation process, and a story that others can draw strength from when confronted by their own unimaginable circumstances (cancer, loss, terminal illness, disaster, the unknown).

To learn more about Genevieve and Catchlight visit her website.

Two-Up, Navigating a Relationship 1,000 Miles at a Time – Lynda Lahman, Released, March 2012

twoupWhen Lynda asked Terry to take her for a ride on his motorcycle on their third date, she knew his passion was long distance riding. What she didn’t know was that within a few short months they would be navigating the complexities of falling in love, blending families and building a life together. Becoming partners both on and off the bike, they found themselves charting a course through intense heat, bitter cold, exhaustion, disappointment, and exhilaration in the world of competitive riding, culminating in their entry into “The World’s Toughest Motorcycle Competition.”

Lynda is a licensed therapist with a specialty in sport psychology coaching.  Her column, “Pillion’s Perspective,” appears in Iron Butt Magazine, a publication dedicated to the sport of safe long distance riding. To find out more about Lynda and her book visit



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  • I would like to add that Snoqualmie author (and mother of two CVES children), Toddie Downs, had her first novel, “Summer Melody”, published on October 12, 2012. The book is available on Amazon and Kindle. So proud of Toddie and her amazing book!

      1. I agree ladies. I did a story on Toddie a couple of months ago. Cat Patrick is another Snoqualmie author featured this year, too.

  • Lots of great talent in Snoqualmie! Congratulations to everyone. I just finished reading Tess’ book. It was fantastic!

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