Brooke Burroughs, Jennifer Bardsley and Addie Woolridge: Do you enjoy fading-worthy readings with the vibes of the Pacific Northwest? The Everett Public Library presents a talk with three romance writers at 6 p.m. on November 4 via Crowdcast. Burroughs, Bardsley, and Woolridge will discuss how life in West Washington influenced their writing. Burroughs’ “The Marriage Code” sometimes takes place in Seattle, Bardsley’s “Sweet Bliss” and “Good Catch” both take place in a fictional town inspired by Edmonds, and Woolridge’s “The Checklist” and “The Bounce Back” are both located in Seattle. Register for the free conference at www.crowdcast.io/e/romance. Call 425-257-8000 or go to www.epls.org for more information.
Emilie Ladau: The Neverending Bookshop presents a conference with the author of “Demystifying disability: what to know, what to say and how to be an ally” at noon on November 6 via Zoom. An advocate for the rights of people with disabilities, Ladau’s work has appeared in The New York Times, SELF, Salon, Vice and HuffPost. She is the editor-in-chief of the Rooted in Rights blog, which promotes stories about the intersectional community of people with disabilities. Email [email protected] to get the Zoom link. More information on www.theneverendingbookshop.com.
Candace Robb: Edmonds Bookstore presents a talk with the author of “The Riverwoman’s dragonAt 6 p.m. on November 11 via Facebook Live. The book is the last in Robb’s “Owen Archer” series – the 13th! Robb is a writer and historian who enjoys writing medieval fiction. Two of his four series, the “Owen Archer” mysteries and the “Kate Clifford” mysteries, are set in late Middle Ages in York. More information on www.edmondsbookshop.com.
Andy Cho Musser: The Neverending Bookshop presents a conference with the author of “A house under the stars” at 2 p.m. on November 13 via Zoom. The picture book explores the hardships and anxieties that come with moving, as well as the journey to find a sense of place in a new place and to call it home. Illustrator and animator, Musser freelances picture books and works as a graphic designer. Email [email protected] to get the Zoom link. More information on www.theneverendingbookshop.com.
Benjamin Schmitt: Edmonds Bookstore presents a talk with the author of “The saints of capitalism” at 6 p.m. on November 19 via Facebook Live. He will read excerpts from his new collection of poetry. Schmitt is the author of four books, including “Soundtrack to a Fleeting Masculinity”. His poems have appeared in Sojourners, Antioch Review, The Good Men Project, Hobart, and Columbia Review. Co-founder of Pacifica Writers’ Workshop, he has also written articles for the Seattle Times and At The Inkwell. More information on www.edmondsbookshop.com.
Théa Prieto: The Neverending Bookshop presents a conference with the author of “Caves” at 2 p.m. on November 20 via Zoom. An environmental disaster drove four people inside a cave. There, they await the end of the world with only their desire to live to support them. The book is the winner of the 2019 Red Hen Novella Award. Prieto’s micro-fiction has also been published in The Masters Review. Email [email protected] to get the Zoom link. More information on www.theneverendingbookshop.com.
Jeanne-Marie Osterman: The poet has a new book with some poems based on Everett: “All animals want the same things” includes poems about Osterman’s first cigarette, his first belt, his first job, his first marriage, and his first pandemic. “All Animals” won the 34th Annual Slipstream Press Book of Poetry Award. Osterman, who grew up in Everett, is also the author of “Shellback,” a book of poems that pays homage to his father, a Navy veteran during World War II. This book earned the star Kirkus. More information on www.ostermanpoetry.com.
Jennifer Bardley: The author of Edmonds has released a new book: “Good catch” is his second novel in the “Harper Landing” series. A pair of enemies navigate the shallow depths of a small town dating scene to find the romance they need is right in front of them. Bardsley writes the “I Brake for Moms” column for The Daily Herald. In addition to “Sweet Bliss”, the first book in the series, she is also the author of the young adult novels “Genesis Girl” and “Damaged Goods”. More information at www.jenniferbardsley.com.
Nathalie Johnson: The author of Everett worked on his memoirs “An angel named Sadie” for 15 years. Johnson lost her newborn baby named Sadie when the new mother was just 19. Hers is a story of heartbreak – but it also tells the story of how a 3 month old with a faulty heart would inexorably change the author’s life forever. Send an email to [email protected] for more information.
Amanda Johnson: The Mountlake Terrace author’s debut novel is perfect summer read. She recommends that you bring “East of Manhattan” with you at the beach or at the pool. Julie and Scott Cutter have made a deal: Scott will work for two years as a butler for a TV star, and then they will start the family Julie has always wanted. But Julie is approaching prenatal geriatric status – and her husband lives in the basement of her famous boss’s Manhattan mansion instead of being with her in Queens. More information on amanda-johnson.com/writer.
Nicki Chen: The new novel by the author of Edmonds, “When in Vanuatu,” explores the world of expatriate life, especially for the spouses of those working abroad. Chen received his Masters of Fine Arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Also author of “Tiger Tail Soup,” Chen’s new book was born out of her experiences during the 20 years she lived with her husband and their three daughters in the Philippines and the South Pacific. More at nickichenwrites.com.
Steve K. Bertrand: The author of Mukilteo has released a new collection of poetry: “Old Neanderthals” is a collection of 1000 haikus on life in the Pacific Northwest. The award-winning poet, historian and photographer has published 26 collections of poetry, three history books and five children’s books. Bertrand is a running teacher and trainer at Cascade High School in Everett. More information on www.facebook.com/steve.bertrand.965.
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