Robin Oliveira: 7 p.m. Feb. 28, Third Place Books, Town Center at Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Way NE. From the best-selling author of “My Name Is Mary Sutter” comes a historical novel about the disappearance of two young girls after a cataclysmic blizzard, and what happens when their fate is discovered. Kirkus Reviews calls Oliveira’s new book “Winter Sisters” “a captivating story and a commentary on the laws that have, for far too long, oppressed and endangered women.” More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Joanne Fluke: 6 p.m., March 2, Third Place Books, Town Center at Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Way NE. Fluke is the best-selling author of the “Hannah Swensen” mysteries, which include “Double Fudge Brownie Murder,” “Blackberry Pie Murder,” “Cinnamon Roll Murder” — and now “Raspberry Danish Murder.” The California resident is visiting Lake Forest Park to talk about her latest mystery. In the book, Hannah’s new husband has vanished without a trace and left their marriage in limbo. Still, she throws herself into a baking frenzy for Thanksgiving and even adds a raspberry danish pastry to her bakery’s menu. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Megan Watzke: 7 p.m., March 5, Third Place Books, Town Center at Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Way NE. In the tradition of illustrated science books like “Thing Explainer” and harkening back to the classic film “The Powers of Ten,” Watzke’s fully-illustrated book explores and visualizes the concept of scale in our universe. The Seattle author is the the press officer for NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, specializing in sharing astronomy with the community. She also co-wrote “Light: The Visible Spectrum and Beyond.” More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Zack Davisson: 7 p.m., March 7, Third Place Books, Town Center at Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Way NE. The award-winning translator, writer and scholar of Japanese folklore and ghosts will talk about and sign copies of “Kaibyo: The Supernatural Cats of Japan.” In his new book, Davisson illuminates the vast realm of kaibyo, or supernatural cats, with historical and modern cultural context. The book is illustrated with dozens of Japanese prints and drawings. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Phillip Margolin: 7 p.m, March 8, Third Place Books, Town Center at Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Way NE. Margolin is kicking off a brand new series with “The Third Victim.” The best-selling author has written more than 20 novles, including “Gone But Not Fogotten,” “Lost Lake” and “Violent Crimes.” A woman tells a horrific story about being kidnapped, then tortured, until she finally managed to escape. She was the lucky one — the two women she was with were found dead. More at www.thirdplacebooks.com.
Susan Storer Clark: 6 p.m., March 9, Third Place Books, Town Center at Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Way NE. Clark’s first novel, “The Monk Woman’s Daughter,” paints a vivid picture of urban America during the Civil War era as she tells the story of Vera St. John and her chaotic upbrining amid the turbulance of the 19th century. Clark is a former broadcast journalist who wrote and reported for the Voice of America and WRC-TV. She lives in the Seattle area.
Jamie Ford: 6:30 p.m., March 9, Edmonds Plaza Room above the Edmonds Library, 650 Main St., Edmonds. The Edmonds Library presents an evening with the best-selling author of “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.” Hear about Ford’s work as a writer and meet the author at a book signing following his presentation. He also wrote the books “Songs of Willow Frost” and the recently published “Love and Other Consolation Prizes.” The Edmonds Bookshop will have his novels available to purchase at the event. More at sno-isle.org/locations/edmonds.
Ingrid Walker: Noon to 2 p.m., March 10, Edmonds Bookshop, 111 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds. Walker will read from her new book “High: Drugs, Desire, and a Nation of Users.” The book asks fundamental questions about U.S. drug policies and social norms. Why do we endorse the use of some drugs and criminalize others? Why do we accept the necessity of a doctor-prescribed opiate but not the same thing bought off the street? There will be time for questions after the author’s presentation. Walker is an associate professor of American studies at the University of Washington-Tacoma. More at www.edmondsbookshop.com.
Warren Rainer: 2 p.m., March 10, University Book Store, 15311 Main St., Mill Creek. Rainer visits the store in the Mill Creek Town Center for a reading from his new book, “Bel Air Man.” In the winter of 1962, in small-town Idaho, 17-year-old David’s life is one of quiet routine. But in the days leading up to Christmas, a mysterious stranger appears. To make matters worse, David seems to be the only one who can see him. More at www.ubookstore.com/mill-creek.
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, Tulalip: 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.
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