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 2019 I attended the SCWC (Southern California Writers’ Conference) in Irvine, CA, where I once again lead the workshop, Before the Book: Your Online Persona. This year I hope to attend the April Seattle Writing Workshop and the PNWA Conference in September.

IN THE WORKS: my newest book, Reputation is scheduled for release This Spring. It is a Women’s Fiction / Romantic Suspense book. 

If you haven’t yet read the Fox Walker Novels, the first book, Tracker is currently on Sale. The Kindle is 99 cents and the Print Book is only $9.95

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

January 2020

Hosted by Jonathan Maberry
and Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore

Sunday, January 5th 
Noon – 3:00pm

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

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Sisters in Crime / Puget Sound
An Evening with Catherine Hendricks
Becoming Sam Gaynor
hursday, January 9th

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: Terri Perez,  Deputy District Attorney
Speaking of Opioid Crisis / News for upcoming year
Saturday, January 11th
3:00 pm

Temporary Meeting Place
5505 Friars Road

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One Day Writing Workshop
How to Get Published
April 25th
9:30 am – 5:00pm

Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Bellevue,
3225 158th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98008.

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