Margaret O’Mara: 7 p.m. July 23, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. After nearly five years of research, O’Mara has produced the definitive history of Silicon Valley. “The Code” tells the story of mavericks and visionaries, but also of powerful institutions creating the framework for innovation, from the Pentagon to Stanford University. O’Mara is a history professor at the University of Washington and the author of “Cities of Knowledge” and “Pivotal Tuesdays.” More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Cassandra Kircher: 7 p.m. July 25, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. “Far Flung” reflects Kircher’s life working as a park ranger and her adventures through Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park, Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, Russia’s Siberian valleys and Wisconsin’s lake country. Along the way, she encountered wonder, beauty, accidents and death. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Sierra Hill: 6:30 p.m. July 26, The Neverending Bookshop, 7530 Olympic View Drive, Suite 105, Edmonds. The bookstore is hosting the launch party for Hill’s latest romance novel, “Game Changer.” It’s the first book in Hill’s new “Change of Heart” series. The plot: Now that he’s widowed, the father of a special-needs son is looking for a trustworthy live-in nanny. More at www.theneverendingbookshop.com.
Nick He: 6 p.m. July 27, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. He’s memoir, “Two Days and Three Girls,” takes readers on a journey from growing up as a repressed “straight” boy from China to today having a husband and three children through surrogacy. He’s book challenges readers to reflect on what matters most, gain courage and live life in truth. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Margaret Owen: 7 p.m. July 30, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Owen’s debut young adult novel, “The Merciful Crow,” follows a young chieftain named Fie who leads a persecuted caste of undertakers and mercy killers. She must rely on her wits and bone magic to smuggle the crown prince to safety before the queen hunts him down. Own will discuss the novel with Kendare Blake, a New York Times best-selling author of novels and short fiction. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Candace Robb: Noon Aug. 10, Edmonds Bookshop, 111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. The newest book in Robb’s Owen Archer series is set in 1374. When a prominent citizen is found dead in the woods, rumors spread that wolves running loose throughout the city are responsible. Owen Archer is persuaded out of retirement and teams up with Geoffrey Chaucer to investigate, only to discover a deadly conspiracy may be afoot. More at www.edmondsbookshop.com.
V.M. Karren: 2 p.m. Aug. 10, The Neverending Bookshop, 7530 Olympic View Drive, Suite 105, Edmonds. Karren’s novels, “The Deceit of Riches” and “From the Rooftops,” follow American student Peter Turner, living in Russia, as he uncovers a network of murders and covers ups. To avoid being killed himself, Turner flees. Karren will read from his books and sign copies. More at www.theneverendingbookshop.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.
Alan Hardwick: The Edmonds author’s debut novel, “Never Been This Close to Crazy,” is about finding love in the most unexpected places. When a 40-something personnel worker with no kids and a short to-do list meets a guitar-playing cop with a bunch of kids and an unstable ex-wife, the stage is set for a love story with a whole lot of crazy going on. If Hardwick looks familiar, it could be that he once stopped you for speeding. Hardwick is a police sergeant with the Edmonds Police Department. More at www.alanhardwick.com.
Steve K. Bertrand: The Mukilteo author has released another book of poetry: “Paleolithica and Other Poems.” It’s the first volume of a collection of poems spanning 1978 to 2018. The award-winning poet, historian and photographer has published more than 25 books. Find his books on Amazon.
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