I had a blast at both events yesterday! I got some really nifty locally crafted Christmas gifts as well 😉 I can’t wait for next year. Thanks everyone who came out and bought our books and supported local businesses!
Juanita Craft Fair
December 2nd, 2017 10AM-4PM
I’ll be at the booth for the Writer’s Coop of the Pacific Northwest from 1pm -4pm. Come say hi and get all my books!
Si View Holiday Bazaar in North Bend, WA
December 2nd, 2017 9AM-3PM
The Si View Community Center is holding its annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 from 10am to 3pm. Si View Community Center, located in the center of North Bend, offers a quaint atmosphere that lends itself perfectly to this Holiday tradition. I’ll be at the booth for Free Valley Publishing from 10am-12pm. Come say hi and get all my books!
My first performance on stage for the public! Come see Donetta perform live at the Misfits in Motion Prohibition show this Saturday.
For more information and to purchase tickets go to misfitsinmotion.com
Take a step back in time with us as we revive the roaring 20’s at the Misfit Speakeasy! Sit back, relax, enjoy a drink or two and be entertained by our performers as they dazzle you on the forbidden apparatus. Come dressed to the 9’s in your best zoot suit, flapper dress, gangster attire or whatever makes you feel fabulous. Oh and don’t worry, there is no need to speak easy, we expect you to cheer, hoot and holler and of course, have a great time!
Get a discount on tickets when you purchase them in packs of 4!
507 S Third St, Renton, Wa 98057
Remember all my costumes from 2015?
Zombie Waldo made an appearance with a second zombie Waldo this year for Thrill the World in Redmond, WA on Saturday the 28th! This time, with two of us – we took home second place.
We had a few zombie cocktails! Marriot had a fun cocktail with dyed sugar and skull candies, but my favorite tasting cocktail was from BJ’s – the Beetlejuice (like a Tokyo tea). Thanks to Pecado Bueno for the excellent chicken tacos we got (free) with the Thrill the World coupons. See the official video Here.
One of my dance studios had a party Friday October 27th and I went with my sister. I had on two costumes. Do you know who I am?
The final celebrations took place on Halloween! I dressed up as a lion with my sister and we visited some of our old childhood homes as trick or treaters.
As a National Novel Writing Participant, Halloween has become even more of an event for me as at the end of the night kickoff begins. I, however, was asleep by 11pm
October 28th at the Redmond Town Center
11:00am to 3:30pm
Worldwide Simultaneous Dance of
Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ at 3:00pm
|11:00am||Event Opens – Dance Registration Check-In, Photo booth, Zombie Makeup/Zombification Zones|
|12:00pm||Live Music: Ricky Venture Review, Seattle’s premier variety dance band|
|12:45pm||Adult Costume Contest Adult First Round|
|1:15pm||More Live Music from Ricky Venture Review|
|1:45pm||Youth Costume Contest|
|2:15pm||More Live Music from Ricky Venture Review|
|2:30pm||Dancer Registration Check-in Closes|
|2:45pm||Dancers Assemble in Center Court for the Check Presentation|
|3:00pm||“THRILL THE WORLD” World-wide Simultaneous Dance|
|3:10pm||Zombie March, Sign Out and Certificate Pick Up|
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.