We're thrilled to welcome Candace Wellman back to Village Books as part of our Independent Bookstore Day festivities. Companion volume to award-winning Peace Weavers, Wellman’s Interwoven Lives depicts the lives of four more19th century indigenous women who influenced Bellingham Bay area settlement—Jenny Wynn, Elizabeth Patterson, Mary Allen and Mrs. George Pickett. It reveals new details about the Northwest life of future Confederate brigadier general George E. Pickett. Born and raised in Washington, the Bellingham resident is a local history consultant and speaks frequently about women’s history and regional settlement. She has already started work on a new book topic, while still paying attention to her husband, children, grandchildren and two cats.