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Book signing goes covert at Garry Oak

The License2Chill is no ordinary tug, and “Covert Ops: License2Chill” is no ordinary book. Meet the local author of this naval thriller, Mare Chapman, and the local cover image artist, Pennie Allison Rees, at a book signing from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 7 at Garry Oak Gallery on Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor.

Rees painted the tug boat scene for the cover of Chapman’s book. The Coupeville artist has been doing art for her entire life. View her other work at Garry Oak Gallery.

This is Chapman’s first book. Her Navy background helped her create a thrilling adventure that takes place in Anacortes, the San Juan Islands and in other local spots.

Find her book on or purchase a signed copy at Garry Oak Gallery. For information, call the gallery at  240-0222.


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