Authors Uncovered

Access to books and the authors who wrote them

The only thing greater than reading a book is hearing from the person who wrote it. At Authors Uncovered, you’re offered a front-row seat to the minds of those who’ve put great stories and research onto the page. Currently, all author events will be broadcasted on Zoom. 

  • Purchase their book
  • Ask the author your most pressing questions
  • Hear from other fans of the books you’ve read
Authors Uncovered featuring Frank Abe in conversation with artist Ross Ishikawa | August 25, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
On August 25 at 5:00 p.m. meet Frank Abe, author of We Hereby Refuse: Japanese American Resistance to Wartime Incarceration during a virtual Authors Uncovered event on Zoom. 

While Japanese-Americans complied when evicted from their homes in 1942, many refused to submit to imprisonment in American concentration camps without a fight. Based upon painstaking research, We Hereby Refuse presents an original vision of America’s past with disturbing links to the American present. This graphic novel shines a light on the devastating impacts of mass incarceration based solely on race, reveals the depth and breadth of the long-suppressed story of camp resistance, and locates the government’s wartime actions in the continuum of systemic exclusion of Asian Americans.

Frank Abe wrote and directed the PBS film on the largest organized resistance to incarceration, Conscience and the Constitution. In addition, he won an American Book Award for John Okada: The Life & Rediscovered Work of the Author of No-No Boy and is co-editing a new anthology of incarceration literature for Penguin Classics. He blogs at

Ross Ishikawa is a cartoonist and animator living in Seattle. He is working on a graphic novel about his parents and their coming of age during World War II. His work is online at

Advance registration for this virtual event on Zoom is required.

Authors Uncovered Podcast

Listen to our Authors Uncovered podcast and enjoy conversations with our local and touring authors including our latest with author Ben Philippe discussing his book Sure I’ll Be Your Black Friend: Notes from the Other Side of the Fist Bump.

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You can watch recordings of our Authors Uncovered conversations on YouTube.   
Janet Skeslien Charles | March 14

Meet Janet Skeslien Charles, author of The Paris Library in conversation with CapRadio's Donna Apidone. The Paris Library is based on the true story of the heroic librarians at the American Library in Paris. This is an unforgettable story of friendship, family and the power of literature to bring us together. Janet Skeslien Charles is the award-winning author of Moonlight in Odessa. Janet first became interested in the incredible true story of the librarians who stood up to Nazi "Book Protector" when she worked as the program manager at the American Library in Paris. She divides her time between Montana and Paris. Signed copies of The Paris Library are available for purchase at Underground Books. 

Ellis Cose | October 28 

Cose is the author of several books, including the bestselling The Rage of a Privileged Class. A former contributing editor for Newsweek magazine, his writing has appeared in the Chicago Sun-TimesTime magazine, USA Today, the Washington Post, and the New York Daily News, among other publications. Cose offers an eye-opening wholly original examination of the state of free speech in America today, litigating ideas that touch on every American’s life in his new book, The Short Life & Curious Death of Free Speech in America.
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Nancy Pearl | September 22
Meet bestselling author, librarian and literary critic Nancy Pearl to discuss her new book, The Writer’s Library. In this Authors Uncovered event hosted by CapRadio’s Donna Apidone, Pearl will discuss the books that made them think, brought them joy and changed their lives in this intimate, moving insightful collection that celebrates the power of literature and how reading connects us all. Signed copies of her book are available through Face in a Book.



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Will I have time to speak one-on-one with the author?

During our virtual events, you may ask your questions to the author in the chat and our host will pose them to the author at the end of the program.

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We partner with various local book stores including Underground Books and Face in a Book.

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