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 in the Seattle, Washington area and in San Diego, California (and sometimes elsewhere) that might be of interest to writers and readers. I encourage you to check them out!


What’s Up With Indy

New Book Release and Upcoming Conference


I’m fairly new to the lovey state of Washington and look 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. I will be participating in opportunities as they make themselves available.

In September of this year I’ll be attending the SCWC (Southern California Writers’ Conference) in Irvine, CA, where I’ll once again lead the workshop, Before the Book: Your Online Persona

Duplicity: A Fox Walker Novel the third installment is now available! For those who haven’t yet read the first two Fox Walker novels, Tracker is currently on sale for 99 cents. 

If you are in a writing group or member of an organization, or have a favorite writing conference you want to recommend, 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 I’ll pass along the information.

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

Upcoming Writer Events

November 2019

Hosted by Jonathan Maberry
and Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore

Sunday, November 3rd 
Noon – 3:00pm

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

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Sisters in Crime / Puget Sound
Flash Fiction Night 
Write and share flash fiction
hursday, November 14th

Stadler Room, Third Place Commons
Lake Forest Park Town Center (upper level)
17171 Bothell Way, Lake Forest Park

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Partners in Crime / San Diego
Speakers: Carl Vonderau & Catherine Kowalski
Financial fraud and money laundering
Saturday, November 9th
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

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PNWA Monthly Meeting
November 9th
Topic: The Art of the Personal Narrative

Presented by Bill Kenower
9:00 am – 11:30 am

King County Library Service Center
960 Newport Way NW
Issaquah, WA 98027

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