Hometown Heroes Volume 2

is the second collection of interviews by local author Susan Knickerbocker. The book showcases South Whidbey residents who could be role models for others and inspire each of us to be our best selves within the community.


The interviews were originally published in the South Whidbey Record for 25 years from 1995 to 2020. They feature known and lesser-known locals who have built and contributed to institutions we use and appreciate every day such as the Whidbey Institute, Whidbey Island Nourishes, the Whidbey Homeless Coalition, the Star Store, the Greenbank Birth Center, and so many more. Inspiring teachers, students, and community members also radiate their wisdom in the touching profiles of their lives.


Volume 2 offers 53 fresh profiles in a beautiful coffee table book format, enhanced with illustrations from South Whidbey students. All of the proceeds from the $30 book go to local non-profits, making it truly a book from the community for the community.