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From the Studio: High schooler Isabelle Busch on her new book, "Theoretical Dragon Anatomy"

Spokane Public Radio

It took three years, but Isabelle Busch has written, illustrated, laid out and published her first book, "Theoretical Dragon Anatomy". She took her childhood fascination with dragons a bit further: to create a book grounded in real science. It was an independent project done outside of classes at University High School and it is available for sale on Amazon and elsewhere. Auntie's Bookstore is hosting a launch party at 7 PM Saturday, June 15, and she has a signing at Barnes & Noble in the Spokane Valley, 11 am-3pm Saturday, June 22.

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Publicity is just one part of launching a book. Isabelle Busch was interviewed by Verne while she was being shadowed by KREM TV photographer Brett Allbery.

Verne Windham got his start at Spokane Public Radio 20 years ago. “I came in to complain and they hired me.” He’s now the Program Director, as well as the host of Morning Classical and Concert of the Week. When choosing music for Morning Classical, Verne likes to keep the agenda as broadly defined as possible. For Concert of the Week, he focuses on the best of recent local performances, mostly classical in nature. For many years, Verne was also the conductor of the Spokane Youth Orchestra. He enjoys gardening, his vintage car and playing French horn.