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

Upcoming Seattle Writing Workshop

My husband and I recently moved from Southern California to the lovey state of Washington. I’m looking forward to joining and becoming active within the writing community of this region, but 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. In February I led a workshop at the Southern California Writers’ Conference. In April I attended The 2018 Seattle Writing Workshop.

I would love to connect with other writers here in the Seattle area. 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

MAY 2018

Hosted this month by Scott Sigler
and Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore

Sunday, May 6th
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: Grace Doyle, Editor at Thomas & Mercer
Thursday, May 10th
7:00pm – 8:30pm

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

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Join in on the fun at the all day Birthday Bash!!
There will be lots of authors and cake too!
Saturday, May 12th
10:00am – 4:00pm

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

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PARTNERS IN CRIME / S.D. Chapter of Sisters in Crime
Speaker: Writer and Crime Reporter Jane Haseldine
Reader of the Month is John Neill
Saturday, May 19th
3:30pm – 5:30pm

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