S is for Salmon

My first book, “S is for Salmon- a pacific northwest alphabet” is published by Sasquatch press here in Seattle. The book is the offspring of a grant project funded by the Seattle office of Arts and Cultural Affairs. For that project I made a set of 26 papercut images depicting Northwest flora,fauna, and elements and used hand silkscreening to make large format display cards sets. These sets were then donated to childrens programs around the city such as libraries, schools, and community centers. I also had the pleasure of joining a few of these groups to do in-class presentations that mixed natural history, art, and active storytelling.

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Now those images (with some revisions and the addition of wonderful colors) have been made into a lovely little hardbound book that everyone old and young can have and hold.

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Arrow to Alaska

Arrow to Alaska- a pacific northwest adventure is the tale of a small boy who goes on a very Northwest adventure north to Alaska to visit his Grampy.

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Needless to say there are fishing boats, sea planes, breaching whales, and boats,boats, boats! It is also published by Sasquatch and their new “little bigfoot” imprint.


B is for Bear

Third in line! In mid October 2015, B is for Bear -a natural alphabet came out. Made with the same format as S is for Salmon, but featuring all new flora,fauna, and elements, it is an outdoors alphabet for those of you that are not as Northwesty.



Weathering- an illustrated journal

Not exactly a picture book, this illustrated journal is for young and old. It’s called Weathering and is full of clouds and stormy seas in papercut and pen and ink subtly colored. Use it for your lists and love note drafts, your dreams and schemes and the delights of the day to day. To get your hands on one, see the notes above, or stop on by my studio in lovely Twisp, WA.



So check them out at your local independent book stores and libraries. If you are a store interested in carrying any of my books, contact Random House distribution at (800) 733-3000 or e-mail  If you are looking for one or two copies, I suggest for an indie online option.

Coming Soon!!!  

Saltwater Lace, a little Shetland yarn is an collection of images and story from my time at the Sumburgh lighthouse in the Shetland islands.




  1. Hannah, I just brought in your S is for Salmon book to our small giftshop at Port Townsend Marine Science Center. Bought the first copy myself for our granddaughter. I love every aspect of the book from the factual information to the beautiful art. Thank you for this.

  2. This week the Robbins Public Library (in Arlington, MA) was displaying your “B is for Bear” in the children’s section. I’m excited to have made this tremendous find at the library and share it with my 3 year old.

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