Summer 2019 Member News

Sandra Terhune Bickler will team-teach “Partners in Crime: Police Practices for Writers” with her husband, Steven Bickler, on Sat., July 13, 1-5 pm, at The Barn Writers’ Studio, Bainbridge Island. This team-taught, interactive course offers a comprehensive introduction to general aspects of law enforcement for writers to enhance their understanding and portrayal of police practices in their writing. Both Sandy and Steve are retired police officers from the Santa Monica Police Department.

Alice K. Boatwright will serve as a fiction judge for the 2019 Bay Area Writers Contest, sponsored by the San Francisco chapter of the Women’s National Book Association. Her story “J’Arrive” appeared in the Winter/Spring issue of CALYX, an international journal of art and literature by women. 

Jeffrey D. Briggs held a launch party on June 2nd for his first Seattle Waterfront mystery, OUT OF THE COLD DARK SEA. He’ll be holding a bookstore launch at Third Place Books in September. 

Leslie Budewitz will continue her summer promotion activities for her latest Spice Shop mystery CHAI ANOTHER DAY with events in Bigfork, Helena, and Superior, Montana where she lives.

Waverly Fitzgerald attended the Historical Novel Society Conference in Maryland on June 20–22. She is teaching at Hugo House this summer, as well as offering a 5-week online course, Summer Boot Camp, through Creative Nonfiction.

Elena Hartwell (Elena Taylor) led a workshop on Character, Story, and Voice at the Jackson Hole Writers Conference in Wyoming on 27-29 June.  She’ll be on a panel “Squeal, Panic, or Chill?” at ThrillerFest XIV in New York, July 9-13. 

Robert Herold revealed the cover of his first book, THE EIDOLA PROJECT, which will be published by Wild Rose Press this year.

Susan McCormick read from her book, GRANNY CAN’T REMEMBER ME, as part of a lecture on dementia that she gave at her Smith College reunion in late May. Her first San Francisco Cozy Murder Mystery, THE FOG LADIES, will be published in the fall of 2019.

Candace Robb will be signing copies of CONSPIRACY OF WOLVES, the new Owen Archer mystery (#11) at the Edmonds Bookshop on Sat, Aug 10, 12-1 pm.

Sarah Niebuhr Rubin will be reading her mother’s poetry at the launch for WRITING IN PLACE: Prose and Poetry from the Pacific Northwest, a collection of works by the Edmonds Writing Sisters. Julia Niebuhr Eulenberg was a long-time member of the Writing Sisters, and her family is honored that her words are included posthumously in the group’s collection. The event will take place on Sunday, July 28th, 2–5 pm, at Art Works in Edmonds.

James W. Ziskin has a story in the new anthology DIE BEHIND THE WHEEL. The crime fiction anthology inspired by the music of Steely Dan was published by Down & Out Books in June.