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Autographed Collectibles

A Basic Guide

Autographed Collectibles, A Basic Guide is an informative and wonderful way to be introduced to and begin building a collection of autographed collectible items.  Author Karen Jean Matsko Hood has worked on collecting limited edition signed collectibles for over 25 years, and continues to expand her collection.  She currently owns Karen’s Collectors Cottage, Inc. & Art Gallery, which specializes in all things collectible, including antique, vintage, and modern collectible items.

Karen’s Collectors Cottage offers First Edition autographed books by author Karen Jean Matsko Hood.  The store also features many current artists with limited editions of such things as art, dolls, bears, figurines, and more.

Autographed Collectibles, A Basic Guide is filled with information, facts, and pointers about autographed collectibles, including types of autographed collectibles, the value of autographed collectibles, and the most popular autographed collectibles.  This is a book you will enjoy having on your library shelf, and will be a fascinating book to give to friends and family.

Please visit our website at www.karenscollectorscottagestore.com and blog with us at www.karenscollectorscottageblog.com.  6 x 9, 128 pp., featuring a durable, full-color cover in a variety of bindings.  We also welcome you to visit our online store at www.whisperingpinepressbookstore.com.  Whispering Pine Press International, Inc., Your Northwest Book and Gift Company © 2011.

Inside You Will Find:

  • Facts about Autographed Collectibles
  • Autographed Collectibles History
  • Autographed Collectible Values
  • Autographed Collectibles as a Hobby
  • Trends in Autographed Collectibles
  • Collectible-Themed Poetry

LCCN: 2011 pending     BISAC 1 ANT000000

BISAC 2 ANT043000    BISAC 3 ANT052000   BISAC AUD 01

ISBN: 978-1-59434-899-0 case bound $ 24.95
ISBN: 978-1-59434-898-3 perfect bound $ 14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59434-897-6 large print edition $ 24.95
ISBN: 978-1-59434-896-9 printable cd $   9.95
ISBN: 978-1-59434-895-2 E-PDF $   9.95
ISBN: 978-1-59434-894-5 E-PUB $   9.95
ISBN: 978-1-59434-893-8 audio CD $ 24.95

About the Author: Karen Jean Matsko Hood is the author of numerous cookbooks, children’s books, poetry, and more.  A woman of wide interests, she, her husband, sixteen children, and foster children make their home in Greenacres, Washington.  Ms. Hood is currently working to complete her Ph.D. in Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University.

Author’s Availability: Washington State and nationwide by arrangement.

Contact: Marketing and Sales Department

Phone: (509) 928-8700 or Fax: (509) 922-9949

Email: sales@whisperingpinepress.com

Website: www.whisperingpinepress.com www.whisperingpinepressbookstore.com

Blog: www.whisperingpinepressblog.com

Whispering Pine Press International, Inc., 507 N. Sullivan Road Suite LL-5, Spokane Valley, WA 99037-8576 USA

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Antiques

A Basic Guide

An antique is usually defined as an object of considerable age valued for its aesthetic or historical significance.  In the antique business world, the term refers to objects more than 100 years old.  Author Karen Jean Matsko Hood has been involved with studying antique collections for over 30 years.  She currently owns Karen’s Collectors Cottage, Inc. & Art Gallery, which specializes in all things collectible, including antique, vintage, and modern collectible items.  The treasures of today will become the antiques of the next generation.

Antiques, A Basic Guide is filled with fascinating information, facts, and pointers about antiques, including types of antiques, the value of antiques, and the most popular antiques.  This is a book you will enjoy having on your library shelf, and is a great book to give to friends and family.

To find more antique collectible items, we invite you to visit www.karenscollectorscottagestore.com.  We invite you to blog with us at www.karenscollectorscottageblog.com.  6 x 9, 128 pp., featuring a durable, full-color cover in a variety of bindings.  We also invite you to visit our online store at www.whisperingpinepressbookstore.com.  Whispering Pine Press International, Inc., Your Northwest Book and Gift Company © 2011.

Inside You Will Find:

  • Facts about Antiques
  • Types of Antiques
  • History of Antiques
  • Value of Antiques
  • Most Popular Antiques
  • Antique Folklore

LCCN: 2011 pending    BISAC 1 ANT038000

BISAC 2 ANT000000   BISAC 3 ANT001000   BISAC AUD 01

ISBN: 978-1-59434-892-1 case bound $ 24.95
ISBN: 978-1-59434-891-4 perfect bound $ 14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59434-890-7 large print edition $ 24.95
ISBN: 978-1-59434-889-1 printable cd $   9.95
ISBN: 978-1-59434-888-4 E-PDF $   9.95
ISBN: 978-1-59434-887-7 E-PUB $   9.95
ISBN: 978-1-59434-886-0 audio CD $ 24.95

About the Author: Karen Jean Matsko Hood is the author of numerous cookbooks, children’s books, poetry, and more.  A woman of wide interests, she, her husband, sixteen children, and foster children make their home in Greenacres, Washington.  Ms. Hood is currently working to complete her Ph.D. in Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University.

Author’s Availability: Washington State and nationwide by arrangement.

Contact: Marketing and Sales Department

Phone: (509) 928-8700 or Fax: (509) 922-9949

Email: sales@whisperingpinepress.com

Website: www.whisperingpinepress.com www.whisperingpinepressbookstore.com

Blog: www.whisperingpinepressblog.com

Whispering Pine Press International, Inc., 507 N. Sullivan Road Suite LL-5, Spokane Valley, WA 99037-8576 USA

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Bluebirds in Your Backyard

A Basic Guide

The bluebirds are a group of medium-sized, mostly insectivorous or omnivorous birds in the genus Sialia of the thrush family (Turdidae).  Bluebirds are one of the few thrush genera in the Americas.  They have blue, or blue and red, plumage.  Female birds are less brightly colored than males, although color patterns are similar and there is no noticeable difference in size between sexes.  Since bluebirds are cavity nesters, providing nest boxes is a great way to observe these beautiful birds.  They are a colorful and fascinating bird to try to invite to nest in your backyard or your country acreage.

Author Karen Jean Matsko Hood has experience in working to make an environment that is friendly to bluebird habitation.  In Bluebirds in Your Backyard: A Basic Guide, she provides fascinating information and facts about bluebirds, their habits, nesting, history, and folklore.  Also included are instructions on how to build a bluebird nest box and attract bluebirds to nest in it.  This book is an informative and wonderful way to become familiar with local bluebirds and how to attract them.  Bluebirds in Your Backyard: A Basic Guide is a book you will enjoy having on your library shelf for reference, and it is a great gift for your family and friends.

Please visit us at www.karenscollectorscottagestore.com, and blog with us at www.karenscollectorscottageblog.com.  To find more information about bluebirds as well as bluebird items, visit www.karenspetandhorsestore.com, and blog with us at www.karenspetsandhorses.com.  6 x 9, 128 pp., featuring a durable, full-color cover in a variety of bindings.  We also invite you to visit us at www.whisperingpinepressbookstore.com.  Whispering Pine Press International, Inc., Your Northwest Book and Gift Company © 2011.

Inside You Will Find:

  • Facts about Bluebirds
  • History of Bluebirds
  • Types of Bluebirds
  • Bluebird-Themed Poetry
  • Bluebird Nesting Habits
  • Bluebird Habitat
  • Bluebird Houses
  • Bluebird Folklore
  • Bluebird Diet

LCCN: 2011 pending    BISAC 1 NAT043000

BISAC 2 NAT000000   BISAC 3 REF000000   BISAC AUD 01

ISBN: 978-1-59434-541-8 case bound $ 24.95
ISBN: 978-1-59434-543-2 perfect bound $ 14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59434-904-1 large print edition $ 24.95
ISBN: 978-1-59434-903-4 printable cd $   9.95
ISBN: 978-1-59434-902-7 E- PDF $   9.95
ISBN: 978-1-59434-901-0 E-PUB $   9.95
ISBN: 978-1-59434-900-3 audio CD $ 24.95

About the Author: Karen Jean Matsko Hood is the author of numerous cookbooks, children’s books, poetry, and more.  A woman of wide interests, she, her husband, sixteen children, and foster children make their home in Greenacres, Washington.  Ms. Hood is currently working to complete her Ph.D. in Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University.

Author’s Availability: Washington State and nationwide by arrangement.

Contact: Marketing and Sales Department

Phone: (509) 928-8700 or Fax: (509) 922-9949

Email: sales@whisperingpinepress.com

Website: www.whisperingpinepress.com www.whisperingpinepressbookstore.com

Blog: www.whisperingpinepressblog.com

Whispering Pine Press International, Inc., 507 N. Sullivan Road Suite LL-5, Spokane Valley, WA 99037-8576 USA

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Bluebirds in Your Backyard

A Daily Journal

This journal is the perfect companion to Bluebirds in Your Backyard, A Basic Guide. It is a great tool for writing down observations of the bluebirds in your backyard, your thoughts, favorite recipes, or simply keeping track of personal notes and special occasions.  Convenient to carry and beautiful to look at,  Bluebirds in Your Backyard, A Daily Journal makes a thoughtful and unique gift!

This journal along with its counterpart, Bluebirds in Your Backyard, A Basic Guide, makes an excellent gift.

Please visit our website at www.karenscollectorscottagestore.com and blog with us at www.karenscollectorscottageblog.com.  To find more information about bluebirds as well as bluebird items, visit www.karenspetandhorsestore.com.  6 x 9, 164 pp., featuring a durable, full-color cover in a variety of bindings.  Visit our store at www.whisperingpinepressbookstore.com.  Whispering Pine Press International, Inc., Your Northwest Book and Gift Company © 2011.

Inside You Will Find a Place For:

  • Recording Observations of Bluebirds
  • Recording Your Daily Schedule
  • Writing Down Your Thoughts
  • Jotting Down Your Poems
  • Noting Important Reminders
  • Addresses and Phone Numbers

LCCN: 2011 pending   BISAC 1 NAT043000

BISAC 2 NAT000000    BISAC 3 SEL000000      BISAC AUD 01

ISBN: 978-1-59434-227-1 spiral bound $ 19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59434-292-9 comb bound $ 20.95
ISBN: 978-1-59434-289-9 E-PDF $   9.95
ISBN: 978-1-59434-539-5 E-PUB $   9.95

About the Author: Karen Jean Matsko Hood is the author of numerous cookbooks, children’s books, poetry, and more.  A woman of wide interests, she, her husband, sixteen children, and foster children make their home in Greenacres, Washington.  Ms. Hood is currently working to complete her Ph.D. in Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University.

Author’s Availability: Washington State and nationwide by arrangement.

Contact: Marketing and Sales Department

Phone: (509) 928-8700 or Fax: (509) 922-9949

Email: sales@whisperingpinepress.com

Website: www.whisperingpinepress.com www.whisperingpinepressbookstore.com

Blog: www.whisperingpinepressblog.com

Whispering Pine Press International, Inc., 507 N. Sullivan Road Suite LL-5, Spokane Valley, WA 99037-8576 USA