Kip Greenthal: The Edmonds Bookshop presents a talk with the author of “Shoal Water” at 6 p.m. Oct. 28 via Facebook Live. Greenthal’s novel is the winner of the 2020 Landmark Prize for Fiction. The story follows Kate’s passage out of dependence into self-possession. It is a compelling story of navigating dangerous waters and gaining the power to redeem loss and find forgiveness and belief in the unimaginable. It takes place in Nova Scotia, where Greenthal lived for 12 years. More at www.edmondsbookshop.com.
Brooke Burroughs, Jennifer Bardsley and Addie Woolridge: Do you love swoon-worthy reads with Pacific Northwest vibes? The Everett Public Library presents a talk with three romance writers at 6 p.m. Nov. 4 via Crowdcast. Burroughs, Bardsley and Woolridge will chat about how living in Western Washington influenced their writing. Burroughs’ “The Marriage Code” is set some of the time in Seattle, Barsley’s “Sweet Bliss” and “Good Catch” are both set in a fictional town inspired by Edmonds, and Woolridge’s “The Checklist” and “The Bounce Back” are both set in Seattle. Register for the free talk at www.crowdcast.io/e/romance. Call 425-257-8000 or go to www.epls.org for more information.
Candace Robb: The Edmonds Bookshop presents a talk with the author of “The Riverwoman’s Dragon” at 6 p.m. Nov. 11 via Facebook Live. The book is the latest in Robb’s “Owen Archer” series — the 13th! Robb is a writer and historian who enjoys writing fiction about the middle ages. Two of her four series, the “Owen Archer” mysteries and the “Kate Clifford” mysteries, are set in late medieval York. More at www.edmondsbookshop.com.
Thea Prieto: The Neverending Bookshop presents a talk with the author of “From the Caves” at 2 p.m. Nov. 20 via Zoom. An environmental catastrophe has driven four people inside a cave. There, they wait out the end of the world with only their desire to live to sustain them. The book is the winner of the 2019 Red Hen Novella Award. Prieto’s micro-fiction has also been published in The Masters Review. Email email@example.com to get the Zoom link. More at www.theneverendingbookshop.com.
Jennifer Bardsley: The Edmonds author has a new book out: “Good Catch” is her second novel in the “Harper Landing” series. A pair of frenemies navigates the shallow depths of a small-town dating scene only to find that the romance they need is right in front of them. Bardsley writes the column “I Brake for Moms” for The Daily Herald. In addition to “Sweet Bliss,” the first book in the series, she also is the author of the young adult novels “Genesis Girl” and “Damaged Goods.” More at www.jenniferbardsley.com.
Natalie Johnson: The Everett author worked on her memoir “An Angel Named Sadie” for 15 years. Johnson lost her newborn named Sadie when the new mother was just 19 years old. Hers is a story of grief — but it’s also about how a 3-month-old child with a faulty heart would inexorably alter the author’s life forever. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Amanda Johnson: The Mountlake Terrace author’s debut novel is a perfect read for summer. She recommends you bring “East of Manhattan” with you to the beach or the pool. Julie and Scott Cutter made a deal: Scott will work for two years as a butler for a TV star, then they will start the family Julie has always wanted. But Julie is approaching prenatal geriatric status — and her husband lives in the basement of his celebrity boss’ Manhattan mansion instead of with her in Queens. More at amanda-johnson.com/writer.
Nicki Chen: The Edmonds author’s new novel, “When in Vanuatu,” explores the world of ex-pat living, in particular for the spouses of those working abroad. Chen earned her master’s degree in fine arts from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Also the author of “Tiger Tail Soup,” Chen’s new book grew out of her experiences during the 20 years she lived with her husband and their three daughters in the Philippines and the South Pacific. More at nickichenwrites.com.
Steve K. Bertrand: The Mukilteo author has released a new books of poetry: “Old Neanderthals” is a collection of 1,000 haiku about life in the Pacific Northwest. The award-winning poet, historian and photographer has published 26 poetry collections, three history books and five children’s books. Bertrand is a teacher and running coach at Cascade High School in Everett. More at www.facebook.com/steve.bertrand.965.
Josie Malone: Josie Malone is the pen name of Shannon Kennedy. The Granite Falls author has released “Family Skeletons,” her third book in the “Baker City: Hearts and Haunts” series. She describes the series as paranormal military romances with a kick. A former Army reservist, Kennedy teaches riding lessons at Horse County Farm and does substitute teaching in several districts. More at www.josiemalone.com.
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