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Meet Spokane Author Amy McGarry

By Huckleberry Press / March 11, 2022 /
Amy McGarry

Eastern Washington is home to many talented and creative writers. The romantic landscapes, rich history, and cozy communities of our region are the perfect nest for creative talent.

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An excerpt from Amy McGarry’s latest book, Culture Shock: My Marriage to a Moroccan Muslim

By Huckleberry Press / January 24, 2022 /
Culture Clash

My heart skipped a beat when I saw him waiting for me at the Istanbul airport. He looked cool, calm and collected, as he always did. No beaming smile of welcome, very little show of emotion. This trait of his was still mysteriously alluring, even a year later.

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An Excerpt from Amy McGarry’s newest book: Culture Clash

By Huckleberry Press / November 24, 2021 /
Culture Clash

In Amy McGarry’s first book, I am Farang: Adventures of a Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand, she recounts meeting her future husband, leaving questions unanswered about what happened after she and Mustapha went their separate ways. In her latest book, Culture Clash: My Marriage to a Moroccan Muslim, she details the four-year long-distance courtship that results in their marriage. She also candidly discloses the challenges of an intercultural marriage. The following is an excerpt from Culture Clash.

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A Conversation with Huckleberry Press Editor Val Mohney

By Huckleberry Press / July 22, 2023 /
Val Mohney

If you are a long time reader of the Huckleberry Press, you have been privy to the evolution of this “old-school-style publication illuminating the essence of Americana.”

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Spokane News 2023 Easter Egg Hunt Family Event: Where Community Comes Together for Fun!

By Huckleberry Press / April 3, 2023 /
Easter Bunny

Did someone say “Easter egg hunt?” Yes, please! Who doesn’t love the thrill of the challenge? The beauty of the spring ground, decorated in little oval pastel colored treasures! The adrenaline rush of the competition! The glory of winning a cash prize!

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Natalia Kuhn: Spreading Comfort and Joy in Spokane

By Huckleberry Press / January 8, 2023 /
Natalia Kuhn

This is how Natalia Kuhn (nicknamed Natasha) describes the pendulum of emotions she experiences in her work every day, wiping away tears. Especially this time of year, when the Christmas Bureau is in full swing.

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Brandy Tarala and the Founding of United We Rescue

By Huckleberry Press / January 4, 2023 /
Brandy Tarala

Adrenaline and risk. These are the two ingredients that have driven Brandy Tarala’s life decisions, culminating in the founding of United We Rescue (UWR). United We Rescue is a non-profit organization committed to helping meet the mental health needs of first responders. While this venture was yet another one of Brandy’s risks, it’s a risk that matters, with the potential of helping countless helpers.

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Helping New Arrivals: Anna Bondarenko and Thrive International’s Aid to Ukrainian Refugees

By Huckleberry Press / January 2, 2023 /
Anna Thrive

Eight months ago, the first family seeking refuge from the war in Ukraine arrived in Spokane. That day changed Anna Bondarenko’s life. All of a sudden, every experience– from coming to Spokane as a child with her parents as refugees, to volunteer work in Ukraine– culminated in a way to help Ukrainians escaping war to resettle in Spokane. Anna’s life trajectory led her to the perfect position to help some of our community’s most vulnerable.

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Dynamo in Difference-Making: Mariah McKay

By Huckleberry Press / November 9, 2022 /
SIMBA Networking Group

The dictionary definition of dynamite is a person having a spectacular effect. Dynamic means characterized by constant change, activity, or progress. A second definition is a person with a positive attitude full of energy and new ideas.

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From Barnyard Chick to Spokane Businesswoman: Tammy Merrill

By Huckleberry Press / October 16, 2022 /

When Sandy Tarbox, owner of Greencastle Soap and Supply, started thinking about retirement she knew her perfect replacement: Reardan farmgirl, loyal customer, and soap making instructor Tammy Merrill.

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