Connecting with readers and other writers is one of the benefits of being an author. When I do a book signing and see readers and other writers there supporting my work, it warms my heart. But when I watch the participants also mingling and chatting with each other, it excites me. That is what a writing community is all about.

Indie Bookstores supporting local authors, book clubs discussing books, organizations that encourage reading and writing, and writing conferences are all ways to connect with others who love books. To help assist in this gathering of community, I’m sharing Upcoming Events here in the San Diego area (and sometimes elsewhere) that might be of interest to writers and readers. I encourage you to check them out!


What’s Up With Indy

Recent Award and Publication


I’m new to the lovey state of Washington and looking forward to joining and becoming active within the writing community of this region. I also plan to stay connected to the San Diego writing community that I’ve grown to love. I will be participating in opportunities as they make themselves available. The next major writing event I’ll be attending is the PNWA Conference this month. I hope to see some old friends and meet some new ones. Hope to see some of you there! 

I’m excited to report that a chapter from the upcoming Fox Walker Novel (due out this Fall) was featured in this year’s San Diego Writers, Ink Anthology. On June 19th the SDWI presented the Anthology Launch Party for A Year in Ink, Volume 11. Although I wasn’t able to attend, Kristen Fogle read my chapter for me. I hope to post the video soon! 

I’m also proud to announce that I recently learned my novel Pursuit: A Fox Walker Novel won Finalist in the National Indie Excellence Award for the Thriller genre and it also recently received a Five-Star Review from the Reader’s Favorite contest.

If you are in a writing group or member of an organization, or have a favorite writing conference you love to attend, I’d love to hear from you. And I’d be happy to post upcoming meetings and events here for readers to discover.

Feel free to Contact me and pass along the information.

Writers helping other writers is the best part of the writing community! 

Upcoming Writer Events


Hosted by Jonathan Maberry
and Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore

Sunday, September 2nd 
Noon – 3:00pm

Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore
5943 Balboa Ave #100
San Diego, CA 92111

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Puget Sound Chapter of Sisters in Crime
Speaker: Renee Patrick
Thursday, September 16th 

Stadler Room at Third Place Commons
Lake Forest Park Town Center
Lake Forest Park, Washington 98155

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PARTNERS IN CRIME / S.D. Chapter of Sisters in Crime
Speaker: Lisa Brackmann debuts her novel
September 15th  3:00-5:00pm

Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore
5943 Balboa Ave #100
San Diego, CA 92111

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Schedule and Events
Thursday, Sept. 13th – Sunday 16th 

8:00am opening

DoubleTree Seattle Airport Hotel
18740 International Boulevard
Seattle, WA  98188
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Schedule and Events
Friday, Sept. 21st – Sunday 23rd 

registration opens at noon Friday


Wyndham Irvine Hotel
17941 Von Karman Avenue
Irvine, CA 92614