Writer events and poetry readings around Snohomish County


The events listed here depend on whether each jurisdiction is approved to enter the appropriate stage of the governor’s four-step reopening plan. Events can be canceled or postponed. Check with each venue for the latest information.

Casey McQuiston: Sno-Isle Libraries presents a talk with bestselling author from “Red, White & Royal Blue” at 3 p.m. July 8 via Zoom. Mcquiston’s debut novel won the 2020 Alex Award. In 2019, her novel won both Best Romance and Best Debut Novel at the 11th Annual Goodreads Choice Awards. A zoom link to the event will be sent by email after registration. More at www.sno-isle.org.

Kizzie Jones and Scott Ward: The Neverending Bookshop presents a conversation with the author and illustrator of “Dachshund in Costumes” at 2 p.m. July 10 via Zoom. The picture book is a fairy tale about dachshunds who dress up and stay that way! Jones and Ward also collaborated on the fairy tales “How Dachshunds Came to Be” and “A Dachshund and a Pelican”. Email [email protected] to receive the Zoom link. More at www.theneverendingbookshop.com.


Steve K. Bertrand: The author of Mukilteo has published a new volume of poetry: “Old Neanderthal” is a collection of 1,000 haiku about life in the Pacific Northwest. The award-winning poet, historian and photographer has published 26 volumes of poetry, three history books and five children’s books. Bertrand is a teacher and treadmill at Cascade High School in Everett. More at www.facebook.com/steve.bertrand.965.

Shannon Kennedy: Josie Malone is the pen name of Shannon Kennedy. The author of Granite Falls published “Family skeletons “, her third book in the series “Baker City: Hearts and Haunts”. She describes the series as paranormal military romances with a kick. A former Army reservist, Kennedy teaches riding lessons at Horse County Farm and gives replacement lessons in several districts. More at www.josiemalone.com.

Carole G. Barton: Its goal is to help 1 million students who are having difficulty reading. “The friendship adventure” is the story of a mouse named Bruno who goes on an adventure to make a friend. The chapter book – illustrated by Andre V. Ordonez when he was 12 years old – aims to teach ailing readers about friendship, problem solving, emotional intelligence, social skills and language. Barton is a speech pathologist at Sunnyside Elementary School in Marysville. This is the Snohomish author’s first book. More at www.stormpraise.com/carolegbarton.html.

Nova McBee: History is not made – it is calculated. The Edmonds author’s debut novel “Calculated” is the main title of the new YA imprint Wise Wolf Books. McBee’s novel is set in Shanghai and Seattle and is a dark, modern mix of “The Count of Monte Cristo” and “Mission Impossible”. It’s about revenge and forgiveness, loss and identity, intelligence versus brutality and the triumph of law over power. More at www.novamcbee.com.

Roy K. Brown: “Awakened from oblivion” is the first novel by the Everett author. The story takes place in Darrington and Seattle: Lester and Polly June were relegated to the scrap heap of shattered souls. With the help of an Indian spirit guide, their chance meeting begins a journey to become more than they could ever have imagined. The story takes turns and turns and eventually turns into a mass murder. Brown’s writing was published by the Washington Blues Society and the American Institute of Inspectors. The retired real estate appraiser and home inspector devotes himself to writing and story development every day. Email [email protected] for more information.

Yvonne Werttemberger: Werttembergers “Sarah, Blake and Salt: An Adventure in the Desert” illustrated by Annabelle Yedinak, is an intermediate-level novel set in Seattle. What begins like a normal spring vacation becomes mysterious when a brother and sister find each other in the California desert, hundreds of miles from home and no way back. Langley-based Werttemberger started writing the book for young readers after suffering a broken hip and finished it during the COVID-19 pandemic. More at www.sunacumenpress.com.

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