According to our bylaws, all four of our officer positions must turn over at the end of this year. We hope our chapter – that's you! – will step up to this opportunity successfully, so we have a smooth transition and continue the growth we've seen over the past two years. Nominations from members … Continue reading Join the 2020 SinC leadership team: It’s a great opportunity for you!
September 12th at 7pm Stadler Room, Third Place Commons Lake Forest Park Town Center (upper level) 17171 Bothell Way, Lake Forest Park We'll kick off the fall with a program designed to help us get to know each other – and give you a chance to practice your 2-minute pitch! Everyone – published, not-yet-published, still writing, thinking … Continue reading Meet & Greet, Show & Tell!
We came, we ate, we talked. . . a lot! This year's picnic brought together a wonderful mix of new and old members, friends, and family. The pot luck banquet offered an amazing spread of summer dishes, salads, and desserts to fuel the lively conversations that ranged from books to baseball. Many thanks to the … Continue reading We Came We Ate We Talked – Picnic Recap
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 … Continue reading How to Write for the Market Without Losing Your Own Vision
Sam Kaas, the Events Manager for Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, is our guest for the May program. He will talk about how bookstores support both readers and authors. He’ll describe many different aspects of running a bookstore, from how buying decisions are made to how they respond to customer requests. He will also … Continue reading May 9th Meeting: Behind the Scenes at the Bookstore
There once was lady named Nan Thanks to whom SinC always ran With programs galore It was never a bore Neither for writer nor fan Nan Robkin served the Puget Sound Sisters in Crime chapter since its inception in 1989, creating our newsletter from the beginning until her retirement at the end of 2018, and … Continue reading Celebrating Nan Robkin
At our March meeting, we tackled the array of options for marketing books in a 60-minute blitz! One thing that became abundantly clear is that authors need to make choices about where to focus their time, energy – and budget. Two overarching themes were that first, you need to write the best book you can, … Continue reading Recap: 20 Ways to Market a Mystery