President’s Message

Dear Members,

Remember that there is no program/meeting for our chapter in July. Enjoy the sunshine and read a book.

You may remember Gilbert and Sullivan’s “I’ve got a little list” from “The Mikado.” Well, my “little list” isn’t about people who wouldn’t be missed, but about books by local authors. (Okay, so I admit to having TWO lists.) But my local authors list is what I want to discuss in this newsletter.

I think that too often we buy books by big name authors and miss out on enjoying and supporting our colleagues by reading their books. We have a lot of talent right here in the Pacific Northwest!

My recommendation? Look at the banner of books on our website and pick a couple to read and review. Or, if you attend another chapter’s program, you may want to read and review one of their books. It helps cement relationships between chapters.

Notice I said “read and review.” I keep my reviews short so writing them doesn’t feel like a burden. A review is a gift we can give to another author—no postage required.

Meanwhile . . .

There was another in-person social hour at Third Place Commons in Lake Forest Park:

On Sunday afternoon, June 12, five chapter members met for coffee and conversation at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park. Marty Wingate, Catherine Linka, Mary Jane Ferguson, Curt Colbert, and Cynthia Blair enjoyed chatting for almost two hours, discussing the ins and outs of finding an agent plus brainstorming about a possible book fair in the fall.

This will be our last social meeting until the picnic on August 14 from 11 AM to 2 PM at the upper shelter at Richmond Beach Park. Directions and details will be sent in July.

Charlotte Stuart

Next Meetings:

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

July: No scheduled meetings

August 14: Picnic at Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline from 11 AM-2 PM. Details to follow.