Frances Wood: 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 21, Blackman House Museum, 118 Ave. B, Snohomish. The Whidbey Island author will read from her young adult historical novel “Becoming Beatrice.” The book is loosely based on Wood’s great-grandmother’s life and her time living in the Blackman House in Snohomish. The event is presented by the Snohomish Historical Society. More at www.snohomishhistoricalsociety.org.
Jon Morris: 7 p.m. Oct. 22, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Not every sidekick can be Boy Wonder. In “The League of Regrettable Sidekicks,” Jon Morris shines a spotlight on the junior partners, animal assistants and heinous henchmen who failed to make a splash in superhero comics. Morris is a cartoonist and graphic designer. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Markus Zusak: 7 p.m. Oct. 23, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Markus Zusak’s “Bridge of Clay” revolves around five brothers who discover the secret behind their father’s disappearance. At the center of the Dunbar family is Clay, a boy will build a bridge for his family, his past and his sins. But will it survive when the river floods? Zusak also is the author of “The Book Thief.” More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Joe Ide: 7 p.m. Oct. 25, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. “Wrecked,” the third book in Joe Ide’s “IQ” series, covers new ground with the lovable, unconventional hero named Isaiah Quintable. Quintable is lonely and isolated, despite having never been more successful. But he risks everything when he finds a young painter who is hiding from her dark past, searching for her long-lost mother and connected with a dangerous paramilitary operation. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Revital Shiri-Horowitz: 2 p.m. Oct. 27, The Neverending Bookshop, 7530 Olympic View Drive, Unit 105, Edmonds. The author’s book, “It’s Just Your Imagination,” discusses growing up and working with a narcissistic mother, including advice and tips. Revital will do a reading, answer questions and sign copies of her book. More at www.theneverendingbookshop.com.
Melissa Hartwig: 7 p.m. Nov. 6, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. The author’s “The Whole30 Slow Cooker” features 150 slow cooker prep-and-go recipes that use whole-food ingredients. No-fuss dinners, one-pot meals and roasts that transform into tacos, salads and soups are included. Hartwig is a sports nutritionist and five-time New York Times bestselling author.
Kelly Jones: 7 p.m. Nov. 7, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. In “Are You Ready to Hatch an Unusual Chicken?,” 12-year-old Sophie Brown becomes the keeper of chickens with secret superpowers. The magical chickens, their unusual eggs to be incubated and hatched (what will their superpowers be?) and an impended inspection from the Unusual Poultry Committee have her stressed out. On top of it at all, the first day at her new school is rapidly approaching. The laugh-out-loud book is the sequel to Kelly Jones’ “Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer.”
Edmonds Bookshop: 5 p.m. third Thursdays. Third Thursday Art Walk poetry readings are held during the Everett Art Walk at the bookshop, 111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. Call 425-775-2789 for more.
Black Lab Gallery: 7 p.m. Mondays. The gallery offers a poetry reading each Monday evening at 1618 Hewitt Ave., Everett. For more information, call 425-512-9476.
Cafe Zippy: 7 p.m. Thursdays. Everett Poetry Night at the cafe is on most Thursday evenings at 1502 Rucker Ave., Everett. Call 425-303-0474.
Hibulb Cultural Center: 6 p.m. first Thursdays. The museum’s Open Mic Poetry series continues. In the Longhouse Room at 6410 23rd Ave. NE, Tulalip. Visit www.hibulbculturalcenter.org for more.
Donna Cameron: The Brier resident has a new book out called “A Year of Living Kindly,” which chronicles her 365-day journey to learn what it means to live a kind life, which is a lot more challenging than you might think, and it means more than just being “nice.”
Mwati Mwila: Mwila’s memoir “Strengthening Your Identity: While the Shadow is in Front of You” is her debut as an author. We all know that life has its ups and downs, but when the Lynnwood woman was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she thought her life would be mostly down from that point on. In her book, Mwila shares her story of living with bipolar disorder to inspire others to keep on riding the rollercoaster called life. More at www.mwatimwila.com.
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