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

Conference Fun and Record Sales

 

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.

In February 2018 I led a workshop at the SCWC conference in San Diego and visited with lots of writers I’ve known over the years. Then in September 2018 I attended the PNWA Conference and met lots of wonderful new writers and published authors. I look forward to more workshops and conferences this year.

I’m happy to announce that the third installment for the Fox Walker Novels is nearing publication. Duplicity: A Fox Walker Novel is with my editor. The cover art is complete, so I’m sharing it with you here. If all goes as planned it should be available for pre-order soon!

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 2019

WRITERS COFFEEHOUSE / San Diego
Hosted by Peter Cline
and Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore

Sunday, May 5th
Noon – 3:00pm

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

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SISTERS IN CRIME / Washington

Puget Sound Chapter of Sisters in Crime
Speaker: Sam Kaas
Behind the Scenes at the Bookstore
Meeting May 9th
7 pm  

Third Place Commons
Stadler Room
Lake Forest Park, Washington 98155

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SISTERS IN CRIME / San Diego

Partners in Crime / San Diego
Speaker: Matthew Quick

Saturday, May 4th
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

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