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 … Continue reading How to Write for the Market Without Losing Your Own Vision

May 9th Meeting: Behind the Scenes at the Bookstore

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

20 Ways to Market a Mystery

What can writers do to increase sales of their mysteries? Three members of the Puget Sound Chapter of Sisters in Crime describe 20 strategies they have used to find readers including press releases, book launches, blog tours, review copies, discounts, freebies, newsletters, tweets, Instagram posts, Facebook groups, Facebook author pages, Goodreads reviews, Amazon ads, BookBub … Continue reading 20 Ways to Market a Mystery

April 11th: Mary Daheim in conversation with Candace Robb – A Celebration

When: April 11th, 7pm Where: This event will take place in The Den at Third Place Books Lake Forest Park, not in our usual location. Mary Daheim is perhaps Seattle's most prolific mystery author. We celebrate her and the release of her 68th book at our February program, which will be held in conjunction with … Continue reading April 11th: Mary Daheim in conversation with Candace Robb – A Celebration

Reading & Writing a Mystery Series – Roundtable Discussion

When: February 23, 2019, 1-3pm Where: Bellevue Public Library Meeting Room #4 In a mystery series, writers and readers enjoy following the protagonist and other recurring characters from book to book, almost as much as they like the mystery. But what are the challenges in creating a series arc as well as the plot of … Continue reading Reading & Writing a Mystery Series – Roundtable Discussion