Upcoming Events

Dates for upcoming book signings to follow…


Newest Events:

Wednesday, October 15, 6:30 PM  Seattle Freelancers guest speaker. Event takes place at The U W Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 41st St. Seattle, 98105. The topic will be: Inciting Incident, Protagonists, Antagonists and the Desire Quest. Stories open with a disturbance. That disturbance has to be an event that upsets the balance of forces in a character’s familiar world. That character, the story’s protagonist, must react to that disturbance by embarking on a quest the goal of which is to restore balance. On that quest, the protagonist, filled with a desire to reach the goal, encounters resistance from external forces. Those forces include the antagonist.  Each action that follows is causally connected to the protagonist’s desire to achieve the goal and restore balance. This workshop will define what an inciting incident is and how it can be used to spark a desire quest that will excite the reader enough to keep the reader turning pages and wondering what ‘s next.



November 1, 2014 A presentation on The Value of Blog Tours in a novel’s marketing campaign, 9-10:15 AM at the Northwest Bookfest, Northwest University, Kirkland, WA, 5528 108th Ave., Kirkland, WA 98033; see http://www.nwbookfest.com for details.


November 1, 2014,  A workshop on the Inciting Incident and it’s connection to Character Value at A Book For All Seasons bookstore in Leavenworth, WA, 6 PM, 703 U.S. 2, Leavenworth, WA 98826, (509) 548-1451.









Oct   – Hugo House event listed in the calendar of events in the Seattle Times and Elliott Bay Bookstore Flyer

Oct. 2nd – Book Launch at Richard Hugo House – 7:00 pm

Oct 2nd – Phinneywood Blog – http://www.phinneywood.com/

Oct 5th & 6th – Writers on the Sound

Oct 19th – Puyallup Library 100 year celebration – authors signing event 6-8 pm

Nov. 1 – Radio Interview 9 AM Donna Seebo show

Nov 2nd & 3rd – NW Bookfest panel time tba

Nov. 13th – Author Magazine interview – 6:00 pm

Nov. 13th – Third Place Bookstore – 7:00 pm

Nov. 15th – University Bookstore – 7:00 pm

Nov. 22nd – Leavenworth Library 6:00 – 8:00pm

Nov. 23rd – A Book for All Seasons Bookstore, Leavenworth – 1:00 -3:00pm

Dec. 9th – Bellevue Library Workshop and Reading – 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Jan 19th – Couth Buzzard Books – 6:00 pm –  8310 Greenwood Ave. N.  Seattle, WA  /  206- 436-2960

Feb 22nd – Village Books 4:00 pm Workshop/Reading – 1200 11th Street, Bellingham, 98225 / 360-671-2626

Feb 26th – 29th – AWP Conference, Seattle, panel and booksigning

Mar 25th – Elliot Bay Book Co. – 7 Pm – event with Jayant Swamy – 1521 Tenth Ave., Seattle, WA 98122 / 206-624-6600

Mar 27th – Eagle Harbor Book Co. – 7:30 PM – 157 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island / 206-842-5332

May 17th – Write on the River Conference – 2 PM – Wenatchee, WA – www.writeontheriver.org

July 17th – The Pacific Northwest Writers Conference – 4:30 PM workshop “The Arc of the Scene” – Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center, 17620 Pacific Hwy South, Seattle, WA

July 18th – The Pacific Northwest Writers Conference – 2 PM workshop “Beyond Plot: Writing Literary Fiction” – Hiltoln Seattle Airport & Conference Center, 17620 Pacific Hwy South, Seattle, WA


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