President’s Message

Dear Members,

We had our first in-person meeting since . . .? I can’t remember when. Here’s a report on how it went from our VP, Cynthia Blair:

Thursday evening, April 21, five members of our chapter gathered at Third Place Commons in Lake Forest Park for our first in-person get-together in over two years. Glen Erik Hamilton, Martha Crites, Curt Colbert, Jeffrey Briggs, and Cynthia Blair (Baxter) enjoyed chatting, sharing ideas for marketing our books and talking about our current projects. Our next in-person meeting in May will take place on a weekend afternoon, which, according to the survey, suits some of our other members’ schedules better than a weeknight. More information to follow in May.

The Pacific Northwest is fortunate to have several active organizations that support mystery writers, including our regional Mystery Writers of America. On May 14, they will be presenting a one-day mini-conference on craft; find more information here. We will try to post events by other local organizations that you may be interested in on our FB page.

Enjoy the many sunny days I hope May will bring!

Charlotte Stuart

Next Meetings:

Further details, including registration info, are available on our Meetings page.

May 12: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Marketing Your Book

The program has two parts: 1) Crave Books Marketing Platform and 2) Member Discussion of Marketing Services – What’s Worked and What Hasn’t.

In Part 1, Cary Bergeron, the co-founder of Crave Books, will discuss the Crave Books marketing platform and why they built it.

In Part 2, we would like members to share their experiences using services to prepare, publish and market your books. What’s worked for you? And what hasn’t?

This program will be held on Zoom.