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 …

Lake Union’s Danielle Marshall drew capacity crowd

Danielle Marshall, executive editor for Amazon’s Lake Union Publishing, drew a standing-room-only crowd for our June 13th meeting and ended our season with a bang. Not literally, of course, but she gave a great presentation and generously talked one-on-one to several members until it was time for Third Place Commons to close! First Danielle explained …

How to Write for the Market Without Losing Your Own Vision

When:     June 13th, 7pm Where:   Stadler Room at Third Place Commons (map) At our meeting on Thursday, June 13th, we’ll hear from Danielle Marshall, Editorial Director of Lake Union Publishing, about how authors and editors work together to address issues central to their collaboration. From the editor’s perspective: How does an editor balance what’s …

2019 May Member News

Welcome to new members:  Larry Keeton, Carol Viens, Sonya Day, Leslie Hall, Jeanne Kleyn. Our apologies if we missed you. Contact us to make sure we announce you next month. Puget Sound SinC at Malice Domestic:  Leslie Budewitz, Marty Wingate, and Jim Ziskin will be attending this conference on the traditional mystery in Bethesda, MD …

Heroes, Villains, and Victims: Workshop Recap

From reflections on the shadow side of heroes and the villain’s hole-in-the-heart to advice on structuring a mystery, bestselling author Nancy Martin led participants in Puget Sound SinC’s first all-day workshop through a fast-paced day. The highly interactive activities included creating a diagram of your three main characters to reveal the common characteristics that brought …