Books From Your Own Backyard

Books From Your Own Backyard

A list by IDEA Team, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Advocates

From the heart of the Tri-Cities to the edges of the state, here are some of our favorite local authors! They write everything from picture books to histories of the area. There is something for everyone no matter your age on this list. Hopefully you’ll find a new favorite!


A local author with a wide variety of diverse fantasy and paranormal romances!

This Tri-Cities teen wrote this (and the sequels) while in high school!

Mid-Columbia Libraries' West Richland branch manager wrote this sci-fi book!

A Tri-Cities native, this series travels all over the area and mentions familiar landmarks.

This Walla Walla author is a teacher by day.

This poet was born right here in Richland.

Children’s author from Pasco!

A Yakima author specializing in murder mysteries!

From a reporter to author, Williams always tells the local story.

A history professor ensuring local history is not forgotten.

This local author has 150 easy recipes to enjoy!

This local author's story is about moving to Pasco, WA as a child to fulfill her father's dream of farming.