Didn’t get a chance to come out? Here’s the video of the first scene and the one I wrote and starred in!
The Black Dog is one of my favorite local restaurants – they have the absolute best Fritata! I love the staff and the homey feel of the building. The stage and all the great community events are awesome! It’s great that there are enough actors/actresses in the North Bend/Snoqualmie area to lend their voices to this event every year (this is the third Bard & Starlet) and they did an awesome job!
I love the library. They are such an invaluable resource in our community and KCLS (King County Library System) is the 13th largest in the nation! I’ve used them for books, audiobooks, CD’s, DVD’s, printing, research, community space, meetings, and more! Indie Author Day is another wonderful program put on by the library and I was happy to have a booth and the opportunity to speak about my experiences as an Indie Author in my own presentation!
Thanks to PNWA for sponsoring the snacks table and for all the wonderful information they provided for authors and participants.
At 11, Jenni Conner and D.V. Berkom discussed Conception without Deception: The Birth of Your Story Without the Pitfalls. At noon, Pam Stucky confronted a common challenge in Fear, Failure, and the Fallacy of Writer’s Block: Getting Out of Your Own Way. At 1, Rachel Barnard talked about how to celebrate a new book in New Book Release Checklist: Planning a Fun and Inviting Launch. Did you miss the panels? Here is the link to my downloadable pdf of the book release checklist.
In addition to the presentations, twenty authors were in attendance to share their books, their self-publishing or indie publishing experiences, and their tips and tricks for marketing and promotion. Authors and editors who attended included Kristin Alana, Rachel Barnard, D.V. Berkom, Pam Binder, Tom Blaschko, D.K. Cassidy, Jennifer Connor, Nicanor Garcia, Josephine Hao, Sara Lynn Hoyt, Sheleen Napar, M.E. Palmer, Deborah Schneider, Pam Stucky, Michel Visger, Marcus Ward, and David Workman.
Indie Author Day
Saturday, October 14, 2017 (10:00AM – 3:00PM)
Service Center – 960 Newport Way NW
Issaquah WA 98027
Join us for the second annual Indie Author Day, a celebration of self-published and independently published books and authors! Meet local indie authors, attend presentations, and workshops, and learn more about what KCLS offers for self-published authors and the readers who love them.
Authors and editors include Kristin Alana, Rachel Barnard, D.V. Berkom, Pam Binder, Tom Blaschko, D.K. Cassidy, Jennifer Connor, Nicanor Garcia, Josephine Hao, Sara Lynn Hoyt, Sheleen Napar, M.E. Palmer, Deborah Schneider, Pam Stucky, Michel Visger, Marcus Ward, David Workman.
Presentations will cover overcoming writer’s block, marketing your book, and planning a successful book launch (aaaah the one I’m presenting!)
Sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Writers Association.
The End is Nigh
Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic Giveaway
Short Stories, Novellas, Novels And Samples. Brought To You By Craig A. McDonough, Author Of “Toward The Brink” Series And Instafreebie.
Featuring Ataxia and the Ravine of Lost Dreams – Teenager MC takes on the mighty powers of the government but is sidetracked by challenges of the training academy, the new boy, and her secrets.
Coming Soon! Historical Fiction bundle August 10th to August 20th
We have assembled a listing of free novellas, novels, and book previews covering the Historical Fiction genre. Click on the images to download the book from InstaFreebie. Happy Reading!
Two lovely events you can go to today are happening in my local corner of the Pacific Northwest. Find and support local authors. Wine specials and eats at the Black Dog and free drinks and snacks at the Bookstore. If you’re clever and/or a fast driver, you can come to both events!
If you live near North Bend/Snoqualmie – I suggest you attend the Wine and Words event with FreeValley Publishing authors and special guest Jeffrey Cook.
Location: the Black Dog (8062 Railroad Ave, Snoqualmie, WA 98065)
If you live near Seattle’s north Eastside – I suggest you attend the 2017 Book Release Party with the Writer’s Cooperative of the Pacific Northwest at the UW Bookstore at Mill Creek. I’ll have my newest release, Nichole’s Book of Practical Things, as well as all my other young adult titles available.
Time: 4pm – 7pm
Location: UW Bookstore Mill Creek (Mill Creek Town Center, 15311 Main St, Mill Creek, WA 98012)
Blogging of 2015!
Site stats focusing on 2015
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Top ten viewed pages/posts of the year:
Popular search terms to find my page/posts
More on reading stats…. How much I spent on Indie books in 2016: $137.44
Money spent on Indie books in 2015: $305.07
I had a booth on election day last Tuesday as an additional Oddmall opportunity. Check out my lovely little booth of FVP/NIWA authors!
And then Bard & Starlet with FVP at the Black Dog in Snoqualmie. I missed this event last year, but I thought it was such a wonderful event for all. It was highly entertaining and fun and involved the local authors for their screenplays and the local actors and the local community to come watch and the local cafe! You can check out my screenplay being performed on Youtube here!
What a fun local bookstore in Monroe! I enjoyed talking with the customers and my fellow YA authors from the Writer’s Cooperative of the Pacific Northwest.
Check out my YouTube video (please subscribe!) of my thoughts regarding my first time attending the Emerald City Writer’s Conference this weekend in Bellevue. And here’s the only picture of me I took during the whole weekend – me and one of the Wanderlust models.
My to read list from conference recommendations:
- Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
- Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need (for pacing help) by Blake Snyder
- Silvia Day books because they’re angsty and have broken characters
- Nalini Singh for contemporary world building
- The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
- Romancing the Beat: Story Structure for Romance Novels (How to Write Kissing Books) (Volume 1) by Gwen Hayes
- Elizabeth Moon for sci-fi/fantasy