Puget Sound SinC to present We Love Bookstores Award in Kirkland

Kirkland’s popular indie bookstore BookTree is the latest recipient of a We Love Bookstores award from Sisters in Crime. The $500 award from SinC national is designed to support the bookstore’s marketing activities, including author events. On Saturday, March 23rd, at 4 p.m., several authors from Puget Sound SinC will go to BookTree to present …

Robert Dugoni Keeping it Real – January Program Recap

Many thanks to Robert Dugoni for a wonderful conversation about the development of his writing process at our January program. Bob was careful to say that, while he has been fortunate in publishing many books, it isn’t because he is a better writer than some unpublished writers. Traditional publishing, he says, requires a combination of …

November meeting recap: Goodreads Demystified thanks to Dana Delamar

Dana Delamar demystified Goodreads for authors at our November 8 meeting. Goodreads, which is owned by Amazon, attracts 65 million readers, but Dana showed us how to approach the site on a personal level, as a way of connecting with fellow readers while, at the same time, making our books more “discoverable.” She explained setting …

Mystery Subgenres: Recapping our March Program

Our March program featured a panel on the mystery subgenres. Panelists Dana Delamar (romantic suspense), Curt Colbert (private investigator/historical/noir), Mary Daheim (cozy), and Boyd Morrison (thriller/action adventure) responded with care and enthusiasm as our moderator, Marty Wingate, asked some fun and some tough questions. Here are a few takeaways from the discussion that aimed to …