About the Author
The Newcomer’s Handbook for Seattle, first published in 1999, was written by Amy Bellamy. The second edition (2002) was revised by Monica Fischer, and Maria Christensen updated the third edition in 2007. The most recent revision, including all photographs, is the work of Monique Vescia, who describes herself as follows:
Monique vescia continues in the alliterative tradition of Newcomer’s Handbook revisers whose first names begin with “M.” She is both a relative newcomer to Seattle and a person with deep familial roots in the city. She grew up in Palo Alto, and earned graduate degrees in English and American literature before relocating from Brooklyn to Seattle in 2002. She lives with her husband and son in a lovely old house on Queen Anne that once belonged to her grandparents, where she spent many blackberry summers and gray Christmases as a child. She is a freelance writer and editor, and she keeps bees in her backyard.
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Newcomer’s Handbook for Moving to and Living in Seattle 4th Edition
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Authors: Monique Vescia (4th edition), Maria Christensen (3rd edition), Monica Fischer (2nd edition), and Amy Bellamy (1st edition)
Editor: Linda Franklin
Series Editor: Linda Franklin
Cover and interior design: Erin Johnson Design Interior layout and composition: Emily Dueker Maps provided by Jim Miller/fennana design Photographs by Monique Vescia
ISBN-13: 978-1-937090-28-9 ISBN-10: 1-937090-28-0
Printed in the USA on recycled paper.
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