August 2021 Meeting Recap: Picnic

A small group of members gathered at the upper shelter at Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline and chatted about books, the weather, Covid 19, life events, etc. The weather cooperated by staying comfortably warm with a pleasant breeze off the water. The sky wasn’t as smoky as it had been just the day before. There … Read more

August 2021 Member News

Susan McCormick will discuss her Fog Ladies cozy murder mystery series and a writing life in general with the Capitol Crimes Sister-in-Crime chapter Book Club on August 10. Register here. Glen Erik Hamilton: Island of Thieves is Glen’s sixth novel in the award-winning Van Shaw series. It was released on July 27 from William Morrow. … Read more

July 2021 Member News

Jan (Janice) Gorow: Her trade paperback Head in the Toilet: A Slightly Outrageous Murder Mystery is now live on Amazon. The Kindle version has been out for some time. The book is a fun, beach read mystery. Charlotte Stuart: Her 2nd Macavity and Me Mystery was released in June: Who, Me? Fog Bows, Fraud and … Read more

June 2021 Member News

Bharti Kirchner’s Murder at Andaman was published in December 2020. This is what Cara Black, best-selling author had to say about it: “Murder at Andaman, Bharti Kirchner’s latest mystery, brings a sharply observed eye to this engaging, atmospheric tale set in the Andaman Islands exploring friendship. And murder. Don’t miss Murder at Andaman, I couldn’t … Read more

May 2021 Member News

Linda Norlander’s Death of a Starling, the second in the Cabin by the Lake mystery series, will be released on May 21. Jamie Forest explores a school shooting in the small town of Cascade, Minnesota. She discovers a town cloaked in silence. The only person who will talk with her is found mysteriously dead within … Read more

May 2021 Meeting Recap: Making it Easier for Booksellers to Sell Your Books & the Story of BookTree

Christopher J. Jarmick, owner of BookTree, Kirkland’s independent bookstore, discussed the challenges small bookstores face in today’s book market. He covered his journey from script doctor and screenwriter in LA to his current role as bookstore owner, writer and poet. In addition to explaining how to get your book and/or an event into his bookstore, … Read more

April 2021 Member News

Erica Miner just completed a round of events, including a presentation “In the Shadow of Wagner, Strauss and Debussy” for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UW and UC San Diego, where she announced her latest release, Staged for Murder, which centers around a production of Wagner’s ‘Ring’ at the San Francisco Opera. Erica also … Read more

March 2021 Meeting Recap: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Writing a Series—Or, Getting Serious About Series

This trio of successful series writers shared their tips and experiences on how to write series and problems you might encounter. Cynthia Blair, writing as Cynthia Baxter, covered the nuts and bolts of series writing with a series of colorful slides to illustrate her main points. She included how to make the characters’ world interesting … Read more