Deirdre Timmons: 7 p.m. April 15,Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park.While fighting an aggressive brain tumor, Timmons must care for her mother with advanced Alzheimer’s, raise her teenage daughter and help her husband open a barbecue restaurant. Her greatest defense is her sense of humor in “Brain Candy,” a memoir chronicling life struggles that are often tragic but can still be very funny. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Mickey Trescott: 7 p.m. April 16, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Through “The Nutrient-Dense Kitchen,” you’ll find out just how difficult it is to reach nutrient sufficiency eating a modern diet. Trescott goes over essential nutrients, which foods contain them (at varying amounts) and how to set up your kitchen to cook nutrient-dense meals. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
J.A. Jance: 7 p.m. April 17, University Book Store, 15311 Main St., Mill Creek Town Center. In the bestselling author’s latest thriller, “The A List,” Ali Reynolds learns that no good deed goes unpunished. A killer Ally help put behind bars is looking for revenge: He’s made an Annihilation List of every person who wronged him. Ally and her team must race against the clock to stop the killer before her own name is crossed out for good. More at www.ubookstore.com/mill-creek.
Delia Owens: 7 p.m. April 18, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. In “Where the Crawdads Sing” rumors of the “Marsh Girl” for years have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Kristin Berger: 6 p.m. April 19, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. “Echolocation” is Berger’s latest poetry collection. Her others are “How Light Reaches Us,” from 2016, and “For the Willing,” from 2008. Her long prose-poem, “Changing Woman & Changing Man: A High Desert Myth,” was a finalist for the 2016 Newfound Prose Prize. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Pierre Jarawan: 7 p.m. April 19, University Book Store, 15311 Main St., Mill Creek Town Center. “The Storyteller” follows a son’s turbulent search for a father whose heart had always kept yearning for his homeland Lebanon. Jarawan was raised by a Lebanese father and a German mother in Germany. He received the City of Munich literary scholarship for the novel.More at www.ubookstore.com/mill-creek.
The Narrative Project: 2 p.m. April 20, The Neverending Bookshop, Olympic View Drive, Suite 105, Edmonds. The bookshop hosts writers from The Narrative Project to talk about their first anthology, “True Stories: The Narrative Project Volume 1.” In addition to an overview on the project, each writer will do a reading, answer questions and do a signing. More at www.theneverendingbookshop.com.