Alyssa Mastromonaco: 7 p.m. March 11, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. With her book “So Here’s the Thing…” Mastromonaco offers a no-nonsense and no-holds-barred 21st-century girl’s guide to life, tackling the highs and lows of bodies, politics, relationships, moms, education, life on the internet and pop culture. Purchase the book for $27 and receive two tickets to the event. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Phillip Margolin: 7 p.m. March 12, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Margolin returns with “The Perfect Alibi,” a legal thriller starring Robin Lockwood. There’s a rape and a murder, and Lockwood has to mastermind how the two impossible cases are linked together. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Stevan Allred: 6 p.m. March 13, The Neverending Bookshop, 7530 Olympic View Drive, Suite 105, Edmonds. The Oregon author’s “The Alehouse at the End of the World” is an epic comedy set in the 16th century in which Shakespearean love triangles play out with shape-shifting avian demigods and a fertility goddess. More at www.theneverendingbookshop.com.
Peter Heller: 7 p.m. March 13, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Heller’s “The River” is the story of two college students on a wilderness canoe trip — a gripping tale of a friendship tested by fire, white water and violence. Heller also is the bestselling author of “The Dog Stars.” More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Taylor Jenkins Reid: 7 p.m. March 14, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Do you know what happened to the band Daisy Jones & the Six? Reid’s “Daisy Jones & the Six” is a historical novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Brad Taylor: 6 p.m. March 15, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Do you dream of starting your own business, but have fear of leaving the safety of your current job? Or are you already running a business, but you want to make sure it stays open? “Intentional Success” is a how-to book on the power of entrepreneurship can lead to the building of a successful small business. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Anna Quinn: Noon to 1 p.m. March 16, Edmonds Bookshop, 111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. Quinn’s debut novel “The Night Child,” set in Seattle, examines the impact of traumatic childhood experiences and the fragile line between past and present. Quinn, from Port Townsend, is a member of the Seattle 7, a collective of Pacific Northwest authors. More at www.edmondsbookshop.com.
Stephen Murphy: 2 p.m. March 17, Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Murphy’s wife’s great-grandfather gathered intelligence for Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman during the Union Army’s “March to the Sea” near the end of the Civil War. Murphy recently discovered the long-lost memoir in a Seattle attic. He will share the story in a free library program. Call 425-257-8000.
Traci Chee, Jessica Cluess, Tara Sim and Parker Peevyhouse: 6 p.m. March 17,Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park.Four acclaimed young-adult novelists will talk about their storycraft for an evening on a special Young Adult Author Panel. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
The Neverending Bookshop: 6 p.m. first Fridays. The bookshop hosts a Flash Fiction and Poetry Slam at 7530 Olympic View Drive, Suite 105, Edmonds. All poets and short fiction/non-fiction writers are welcome. Call 425-415-1945.
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.
Lesley Moffat: Are the demands of your teaching job taking a toll on your health? “I Love My Job But It’s Killing Me” is a teacher’s guidebook to conquering chronic stress and sickness. The band director at Jackson High School in Mill Creek for more than 30 years, Moffat was sick and tired of being sick and tired. When she figured out through trial and error how to get back to work, she decided to write a how-to guide for her fellow educators. More about the author at mpowerededucator.com.
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