Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County

Colleen Hoover: 7 p.m. Jan. 13, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Morgan Grant and her 16-year-old daughter, Clara, would like nothing more than to be nothing alike. In “Regretting You,” Morgan is determined to prevent her daughter from making the same mistakes she did. By getting pregnant and married way too young, Morgan put her own dreams on hold. Clara doesn’t want to follow in her mother’s footsteps. Her predictable mother doesn’t have a spontaneous bone in her body. Hoover is the bestselling author of several novels, including “It Ends with Us” and “Verity.” More at

Steve Inskeep: 7 p.m. Jan. 15, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. “Imperfect Union” tells the story of John and Jessie Frémont, the husband-and-wife team who in the 1800s were instrumental in the westward expansion of the United States, and thus became America’s first great political couple. Inskeep is a co-host for NPR “Morning Edition” radio show and of NPR’s “Up First” podcast. More at

Dena Taylor: 5:45 p.m. Jan. 16, Edmonds Bookshop, 111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. “I Don’t Wanna Be Pink” is a memoir. A month before she was to celebrate her 40th birthday in Italy, Taylor was diagnosed with breast cancer. She went from enthusiastic traveler to frightened patient. Hers is the story of a single, independent woman and the tumor that threatens to change her life. Taylor is a professional copywriter, humorist and author. More at

Deb Caletti: 7 p.m. Jan. 16, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Caletti’s debut into middle grade books is “A Flicker of Courage.” An evil wizard named Vlad Luxor rules over a town with an iron fist. It’s up to Henry, Apollo, Pirate Girl and JoJo to break a spell Vlad Luxor has cast on Apollos’ brother — which turned him into a lizard! Caletti is a Printz Award Honoree and National Book Award finalist. More at

Jim Moats and Kim Lorenz: 6 p.m. Jan. 17, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Two business books: Moats’ “Leading from the Edge of the Inside” helps define invisible patterns that no longer serves a business and offers the structure to playfully practice shifting those patterns. In “Tireless,” Lorenz tells his story of founding two companies, running them successfully and selling them to Fortune 500 companies. More at

Kate Alice Marshall: Noon Jan. 18, Edmonds Bookshop, 111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. The young adult novel, “Rules for Vanishing,” tells its story in a faux-documentary style of “The Blair Witch Project,” with a missing girl, a vengeful ghost and the girl who is determined to find her sister — at all costs. Marshall is the author of “I Am Still Alive” and is working on a new “Elden Eld” middle grade series. More at

Tyler Weaver: 6 p.m. Jan. 18, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. In “The Maiden’s War,” the emperor has unleashed his forces in a lightning campaign, shattering the Kingdom’s defenses in an avalanche of fire and steel. The Royal Army mobilizes as the Kingdom’s future hangs in the balance. Follow the stories of two young women — one who enlists as a soldier and the other a princess who is determined to accompany the war. Weaver is an Army veteran who, in addition to books, writes for comics, magazines, radio and film. More at

Laura McGee Kvasnosky: 1 p.m. Jan. 19, Edmonds Bookshop, 111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. The author of “Little Wolf’s First Howling” has a new book that continues Kvasnosky’s literary ode to animals of the American West. A mouse wakes up with a squeak, and his noise sets off a chain reaction of animals waking each other up in “Squeak!” Kvasnosky will read the book aloud, followed by activities for children. More at

William Gibson: 7 p.m. Jan. 21, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. This is a ticketed event. In “Agency,” Verity Jane signs the wordy NDA of a dodgy San Francisco start-up, becoming the beta tester for their latest product: a digital assistant, accessed through a pair of ordinary-looking glasses. “Eunice,” the disarmingly human AI in the glasses, soon manifests a face, a fragmentary past, and an unnervingly canny grasp of combat strategy. Verity, realizing that her cryptic new employers don’t yet know this, instinctively decides that it’s best they don’t. “Agency” is Gibson’s sequel to the bestselling novel “The Peripheral.” More at

Ciscoe Morris: 7 p.m. Jan. 22, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Morris follows his bestselling book “Ask Ciscoe” with “Oh, La La: Homegrown Stories, Helpful Tips and Garden Wisdom,” a collection of heartfelt and humorous gardening stories covering Morris’ 45-plus-year career. A popular TV and radio host, Morris considered the gardening guru of the Seattle area. More at

Joyce Major: 6 p.m. Jan. 25, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. When 11-year-old Jaylynn moves from Seattle to Sumatra, she discovers an endangered baby orangutan chained to a wall by his mean owner. As the plot unfolds in “The Orangutan Rescue Gang” she quickly she pieces together her mission: Steal the baby orangutan, then return him to the rain forest. Unable to rescue him on her own, she asks Bima and Zaqi, two Sumatran friends, to join her rescue gang. Major also is the author of the award-winning book “Smiling at the World.” More at

Robert Herold: 6 p.m. Jan. 26, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. It’s 1885 and a drunk and rage-filled Nigel Pickford breaks up a phony medium’s seance. In “The Eidola Project” a strange twist of fate soon finds him part of a team investigating the afterlife as a member of The Eidola Project. This book is the first Herold’s “The Eidola Project” series. More at

Yangsze Choo: 7 p.m. Jan. 26, Everett Public Library, Evergreen branch, 9512 Evergreen Way, Everett. Choo is the bestselling author of two novels — “The Ghost Bride” and “The Night Tiger.” The latter, her latest, is about a dance hall girl, an orphan boy and a Chinese superstition about men who turn into tigers. While the author event is free, a special reception at 6 p.m. costs $16 and includes a paperback copy of “The Night Tiger.” Tickets may be purchased in advance via Brown Paper Tickets or at the door. More at

Terry Olsen: 7 p.m. Jan. 30, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. A former marriage and family counselor, Olsen brings a lifetime of experience to the book “Let Love Go Forward.” He includes relatable examples — included lessons learned from Olsen’s failed first marriage — and offers practical advice, encouragement and positive resolutions to get struggling marriages back on track. More at

Shauna Ahern: 2 p.m. Feb. 1, 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

John Englehardt: Noon, Feb. 1, Edmonds Bookshop, 111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. An exploration of how the origin and aftermath of a shooting impacts the lives of three characters: a disillusioned student, a grieving professor and a young man whose valuation of fear and disconnection funnels him into the role of the aggressor. As the community wrestles with the fallout, “Bloomland” interrogates social and cultural dysfunction in a nation where mass violence has become all too familiar. An award-winning fiction writer, Englehardt has written his debut novel. He was a 2015-2016 Made at Hugo House fellow and now teaches writing classes at Hugo House. More at


Alan Lau: A poetry reading is 12:30 to 2 p.m. Jan. 30, Shoreline Community College’s Black Box Theater, 4000 Building, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N., Shoreline.

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 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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