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

February 2021 Meeting Recap: Getting Cozy with Audiobooks & Podcasts

Susan McCormick and Michael Erdahl shared their experiences producing audiobooks and starting a podcast. Their PowerPoint highlights their discussion of the pros and cons of various audiobook platforms, audiobook covers, getting a narrator, and production costs. Download their PowerPoint presentation here. In addition, they talked about the joys of creating their podcast with two other … Read more

January 2021 Member News

Alexis Morgan: Death By Intermission, the fourth book in The Abby McCree Mysteries from Kensington Books, is now out in e-book, print, and audio versions. Click here to see the cover and read an excerpt. Alice K. Boatwright’s article “Silver Takes Second” compares the careers of Agatha Christie’s Miss Jane Marple with Miss Maud Silver, … Read more