Discover Washington State Authors!

Washington State is the home of many authors. Fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs! Books for adults, children, and young adults!

Although our libraries are closed right, you can still explore our state's rich literary offerings through our free online resources Hoopla and Overdrive. With your library card, you can download ebooks and audiobooks today! 

We have our own published authors in-house at North Central Regional Library. Though their books aren't available on Hoopla or Overdrive, when our libraries reopen we invite you to check out one of their books as well. Oroville Librarian Heather Ayris Burnell has published six children's books and our recently retired Winthrop Librarian Sally Portman has written books on the Methow Valley. 

Check out this list of books by Washington authors that are available for download and find a few that are right for you!


Looking for Betty MacDonald by Paula Becker (Seattle),  Hoopla

A Pilgrimage to Eternity by Timothy Egan (Seattle),   Overdrive

Green River, Running Red by Ann Rule (Burien), Overdrive/Hoopla

Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson (Seattle),  Overdrive

Egg and I by Betty MacDonald (Seattle), Hoopla

Ruby Ridge by Jess Walter (Spokane), Overdrive/Hoopla

Ancient Places by Jack Nisbet (Spokane), Overdrive

Starvation Heights by Gregg Olsen (Olalla), Overdrive

Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown (Seattle), Overdrive


The Great Alone by Kirstin Hannah (Bainbridge Island), Hoopla/Overdrive

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson (Bainbridge Island), Hoopla/Overdrive

Today We Go Home by Kelli Estes (Seattle area), Hoopla/Overdrive

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter (Spokane) Overdrive/Hoopla

Midnight in the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan (Anacortes) Overdrive

Winter Sisters by Robin Oliveira (Seattle area), Overdrive

Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore by Kim Fu (Seattle), Overdrive

Barkskins by Annie Proulx (Port Townsend), Overdrive

Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister (Port Townsend), Overdrive

Window on the Bay by Debbie Macomber (Port Orchard) Overdrive

George and Lizzie by Nancy Pearl (Seattle) Overdrive


The Other Mrs. Bridgerton by Julia Quinn (Seattle Area), Overdrive/Hoopla

Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas (Bellingham), Overdrive/Hoopla


Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb (Tacoma) Overdrive

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs (Tri-Cities) Overdrive

Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks (Seattle ) Overdrive

Carpe Glitter by Cat Rambo Hoopla (Seattle) Overdrive


Italy, France And Spain 2020 by Rick Steves (Edmunds), Overdrive

Day Hiking: Central Cascades by Craig Romano (Skagit County), Overdrive

Young Adult

The Lunar Chronicles  by Marissa Meyer (Tacoma), Hoopla & Overdrive

Whale Talk  by Chris Crutcher (Spokane), Hoopla

Essential Maps for the Lost by Deb Caletti (Seattle), Hoopla

The Infect by Sean Beaudoin (Seattle), Hoopla

Return to Me by Justina Chen (Seattle), Hoopla

Pulse by Patrick Carman (Walla Walla), Overdrive & Hoopla

Stuck in Neutral by Terry Trueman (Spokane), Hoopla


The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart (Cashmere), Overdrive & Hoopla

Grumplets and Pests by Asia Citro (Seattle), Hoopla

Perky Otter by Barbara Derubertis (Cashmere), Hoopla

The Haunting of Henry Davis by Kathryn Siebel (Seattle), Overdrive

Wedgie & Gizmo Vs. The Toof by Suzanne Selfors (island in the PNW), Hoopla

Peanut Butter and Jelly (Narwhal and Jelly series) by Ben Clanton (Seattle), Overdrive

Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey (Bainbridge Island), Overdrive & Hoopla

On the Go with Mr. and Mrs. Green by Keith Baker (Seattle), Hoopla

Vincent Comes Home by Jessixa Bagley (Seattle), Overdrive