Issaquah plays role in novel ‘Visits to Issaquah’

June 4, 2013

Nathan Kositsky, the author of ‘Visits to Issaquah,’ plays the harmonica and guitar at his Snoqualmie home. Contributed

Nathan Kositsky, the author of ‘Visits to Issaquah,’ plays the harmonica and guitar at his Snoqualmie home. Contributed

It is often said that authors should write about what they know.

Snoqualmie author Nathan Kositsky takes that mantra seriously, injecting his own life experiences into his novels, including his most recent one, “Visits to Issaquah.”

“Why write about something that you don’t know anything about?” he said. “That’s being a phony, in my opinion, and there are enough phonies out there.”

It is no surprise then that the main character in the book is a psychiatrist, given that Kositsky studied psychology in college.

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