Warren Easley: 7 p.m. Dec. 4, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Forest Park. When nothing is as it seems, can the truth survive? Easley’s book, “No Way to Die,” is the latest in the Cal Claxton Oregon Mystery series. Now well-established in his Oregon law practice after breaking off his career as a high-powered LA prosecutor, he just wants to go fishing with his daughter, and he knows the best place, the coastal area south of Coos Bay. But their vacation takes a dark turn with the discovery of a body in the river. Easley lives in Oregon where he writes fiction, tutors GED students, fly fishes and skis. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
David Guterson: 7 p.m. Dec. 5, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Most outdoor enthusiasts understand the phrase “turn around time” as that point in an adventure when you must cease heading out to have enough time to safely return to camp or home, regardless of whether you have reached your destination. In Gusterson’s “Turn Around Time: A Walking Poem for the Pacific Northwest,” it’s also a metaphor for where we find ourselves in the middle of our lives. Gusterson is best known for his award-winning debut novel, “Snow Falling on Cedars.” More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Susanna Ryan and Nathan Vass: 6 p.m. Dec. 6, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Explore Seattle through the lens of two influential authors and artists. Susanna Ryan is the author of “Seattle Walk Report.” After discovering a love for exploring Seattle by foot, she started the Instagram comic series Seattle Walk Report in 2017. Nathan Vass is the author of “The Lines that Makes Us.” He is the bus driver who has been writing the blog “The View from Nathan’s Bus” since 2012. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Peter Zheutlin: 6 p.m. Dec. 7, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. On the cusp of turning 65 and inspired by a re-reading of John Steinbeck’s “Travels with Charley,” Zheutlin and his beloved rescue dog Albie take a journey across America. Their story is told in “The Dog Went Over the Mountain: Travels with Albie: An American Journey.” More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Shauna Ahern: 6 p.m. Dec. 11, The Neverending Bookshop, 7530 Olympic View Drive, Edmonds. Even when running a popular food blog, writing award-winning cookbooks and raising two children, Ahern never felt like she was good enough. In the midst of this, at age 48, she suffered a mini-stroke. When her doctor impressed upon her that emotional stress can cause physical damage, she dove deep inside herself to understand and let go of a lifetime of damaging patterns of thought. In “Enough,” Ahern, of Gluten-Free Girl fame, shares a collection of essays about finding enough. More at www.theneverendingbookshop.com.
J.D. Howard: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 14, J. Matheson Gifts, 2615 Colby Ave., Everett. “The Pride of Monte Cristo” is a historical novel set in 1896. The story follows an Irish immigrant and miner’s stay in the east Snohomish County mining boomtown of Monte Cristo. Known as “the Duke of Monte Cristo,” the man helps townspeople escape when a disastrous flood threatens lives. More at www.jmatheson.com.
Tarryn Fisher: 6 p.m. Jan. 4, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Imagine that your husband has two other wives. You’ve never met the other wives. None of you know each other, and because of this unconventional arrangement, you can see your husband only one day a week. But you love him so much you don’t care. Or at least that’s what you’ve told yourself. This is the story line of “The Wives,” Fisher’s latest novel. She is the bestselling author of nine novels, having also written “We Came Here to Forget” and “She Regrets Nothing.” 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.
Steve K. Bertrand: The Mukilteo author has released another book of poetry: “Living Amongst the Sasquatch and Other Poems” is a collection of poetry about life in the Pacific Northwest. All of the poems were written over the last 40 years. The award-winning poet, historian and photographer has published 28 books. Find them on Amazon.
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