Events


2017


Juanita Craft Fair
December 2nd, 2017 10AM-4PM
Cost: Free 

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Si View Holiday Bazaar in North Bend, WA
December 2nd, 2017 10AM-3PM
Cost: Free 

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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.


2017


Gro Washington Holiday Market
Snohomish, WA
November 18th, 2017
Cost: Free
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Bard & Starlet
North Bend, WA
October 21st, 2017
Cost: Free
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 Indie Author Day
October 14th, 2017
Issaquah, WA
Cost: Free 

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Meet & Greet with local Indie Authors, National Live Streaming Q & A with writers, agents and industry leaders. I’ll be presenting a panel – my very first!

Readerfest at Magnuson Park in the Brig (Seattle)
Setpember 9th, 2017 11AM-6PM
Cost: Free 

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Free to Attend… Authors, Books, Music, Costumes. Cosplay is welcome and encouraged!

Waterfront Book Festival
Everett Marina
August 19th, 11AM – 3PM
Cost: Free
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Neverending Bookstore Reading
Bothell, WA
07/15/17, 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Cost: Free

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Join Rachel Barnard as she celebrates her book and reads from Seize the Donut (For the Love of Donuts Book 2). There will be donuts.

Wine & Words
Snoqualmie, WA
06/29/17
Cost: Free
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Don’t miss the next Wine & Words event at The Black Dog Arts Café in Snoqualmie on June 29th. Bring something that you’ve written to read for us, and/or just sit back and hear stories Read Live by Local Authors and the Literary Open Mic offerings by Local Writers. Admission is free

Maple Valley Days
Maple Valley, WA
06/09/17 – 06/11/17
Cost: Free
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FreeValley Publishing will host a booth at the 2017 Maple Valley Days from June 9-11, 2017. Come visit the FVP booth and check out other Maple Valley local favorite vendors.

Publication Party for Seize the Donut (For the Love of Donuts Book 2)
Location: Online/Everywhere
Date: 06/02/2017
More Info TBD

The second in the For the Love of Donuts Series will be available for purchase!

Capital Indie Book Con
Olympia, WA
05/13/17, 11:00 A.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Cost: Free

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Con in this case is ‘Convergence of Authors’. Clockwork Dragon books is inviting a ton of local authors from all over Western Washington and Oregon to come together to cross-promote. All genres are welcome. Looking for romance? Yep. Mysteries? We have authors who write those. Scifi and Fantasy? Tons.

2017 Book Release Party
UW Bookstore – Mill Creek, WA
04/27/17 4 P.M. – 7 P.M.
Cost: Free

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Meet and support local authors from the Writer’s Coop of the PNW! Rachel will be releasing her newest For the Love of Donuts accompaniment book, Nichole’s Book of Practical Things.

Norwescon 40
At the DoubleTree Hilton Seattle, WA
04/13/17 – 04/16/17
Cost: Registration Price

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I’ll be running around Norwescon – come find me in costume and say hi! I’ll have a few copies of my books at hand.


2016


Si View Holiday Bazaar in North Bend, WA
December 3rd 2016 10AM-3PM
Cost: Free 

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The Si View Community Center is holding its annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 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.

Small Business Saturday at the Neverending Bookshop in Bothell, WA
November 26th, 2016 at noon
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Oddmall Emporium of the Weird
Everett Community College, WA
11/19/16 – 11/20/16
Cost: Free

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FreeValley Publishing and NIWA will host a booth at the 2016 Holiday Odmall show in Everett from November 19-20, 2016. Come visit the FVP/NIWA booth (#151) and check out other really neat and perhaps wacky offerings.

Snohomish Holiday Market
Thomas Family Farm, WA
11/19/16 – 11/20/16
Cost: $1 admittance with free parking

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Arts, Crafts, Food and Books with GroWashington. $1 admittance, and free parking. See you there.

Bard & Starlet
North Bend, WA
11/12/16
Cost: Free
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Brittany Park Retirement Center
Woodinville, WA
11/08/16
Cost: Free for residents

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FVP will host a booth at the popup Snowflake Lane sponsored by Oddmall at Brittany Park in Woodinville.

Monroe Bookstore Author Signing
Monroe, WA
10/22/16
Cost: Free

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The Writer’s Cooperation of the Pacific Northwest will host a different set of authors each Saturday during October at the Monroe Bookstore (110 E Main St #100, Monroe, WA 98272).

Emerald City Writer’s Conference
Bellevue, WA
10/14/16-10/16/16
Cost: Registration Fee

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I’m very excited to attend my second writer’s conference and my first activities involving romance! I wrote Aster & Tilde last year during NaNoWriMo, edited it this year and am excited to talk about it and write book 2 in the series!

Indie Author Day
Issaquah, WA
10/8/16
Cost: Free

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Meet & Greet with 25 local Indie Authors, National Live Streaming Q & A with writers, agents and industry leaders. Panelists include: Moderator Jon Fine, (formerly of Amazon), Robin Cutler, Kiera Parrott, Jim Blanton, L. Penelope, Panel Discussion: Amazon Author Opportunities, Panel Discussion: Using Self-e.

Everett Fall Home Show
Everett, WA
09/30/16 – 10/2/16
Cost: Free

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The Writer’s Cooperation of the Pacific Northwest will have a table at the Everett Fall Home Show. Fri: Noon – 6 PM, Sat: 10 AM – 6 PM, Sun: 10 AM – 5 PM. This event is at the Xfinity Arena
2000 Hewitt Ave, Everett, Washington 98201

 Capital Indie Book Con
Olympia, WA
07/16/16, 11:00 A.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Cost: Free

More Info

Con in this case is ‘Convergence of Authors’. Clockwork Dragon books is inviting a ton of local authors from all over Western Washington and Oregon to come together to cross-promote. All genres are welcome. Looking for romance? Yep. Mysteries? We have authors who write those. Scifi and Fantasy? Tons.

Neverending Bookstore Reading
Bothell, WA
06/25/16, 3:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Cost: Free

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Join Rachel Barnard as she celebrates her book and reads from Donuts in an Empty Field (For the Love of Donuts Book 1). There will be donuts.

Third Place Books Reading
Bothell, WA
06/25/16, 6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Cost: Free

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Join Rachel Barnard at her first Third Place Books Bothell reading. She will be reading from Donuts in an Empty Field (For the Love of Donuts Book 1). Ksenia Anske will also be doing a reading.

 Maple Valley Days
Maple Valley, WA
06/10/16 – 06/12/16
Cost: Free
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FreeValley Publishing will host a booth at the 2016 Maple Valley Days from June 10-12, 2016. Come visit the FVP booth and check out other Maple Valley local favorite vendors.

Oddmall Emporium of the Weird
Holiday Inn Everett, WA
06/04/16 – 06/05/16
Cost: Free

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FreeValley Publishing will host a booth at the 2016 Summer Odmall show in Everett from June 04-05, 2016. Come visit the FVP booth and check out other really neat and perhaps wacky offerings.

Publication Party for Donuts in an Empty Field (For the Love of Donuts Book 1)
Location: Online/Everywhere
Date: 06/03/2016
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The first in the For the Love of Donuts Series will be available for purchase! There will be chopsticks challenges packs, swag bags, and Vanessa’s Book of Awesome Things by Rachel Barnard.

Multi-Author Signing at St. James Espresso in Kirkland
Kirkland, WA
04/09/16, 2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Cost: Free
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Come join several of the FreeVally Publishing authors at your local lovely coffee shop, St. James, in Kirkland. We will have a fun raffle and signed books available.

Norwescon 39
At the DoubleTree Hilton Seattle, WA
03/24/16 – 03/27/16
Cost: Registration Price

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Jeffrey Cook and some of the FreeValley Publishing’s fantasy/sci fi authors will have a booth at Norwescon 39! Norwescon 39 will be held March 24-27 2016; the theme is Remembering the Future. Come for the fantasy, books, costumes, panels and visit our booth.

 FLYA Zero
At the DoubleTree Hilton Portland, OR
03/19/16
Cost: Registration Price

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FLYA Zero is the inception event for the Festival of Literature for Young Adults! Come on down to the Doubletree on Saturday, March 19th, 2016 and celebrate YA Lit writers and readers with us – and get the conversation going for the 2017 event! Purchase your tickets here for just $10!

Writer’s in Paradise Conference at Eckerd College in Florida

Date: 01/16/2016 – 01/23/2016
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I’ll be at the Young Adult Writer’s Conference and would love if you came to say hi! There are book sales and readings that you can come find me at.


2015


Gifts for Geeks 2 at the AFK Elixirs and Eatery in Renton
December 12, 2015
Cost: Free
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Come grab some gifts for the geeks in your life, or just those who love to read! Local authors will be on hand to sign books.

Si View Holiday Bazaar in North Bend, WA
December 5th 2015 10AM-3PM
Cost: Free 

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The Si View Community Center is holding its annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 5th, 2015 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.

Maple Valley Holiday Bazaar in Maple Valley, WA
December 5th 2015 10AM-3PM
Cost: Free 

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The Maple Valley Community Center is holding its annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 5th, 2015 from 10am to 3pm. Maple Valley Community Center, located in the center of Maple Valley, offers a quaint atmosphere that lends itself perfectly to this Holiday tradition.

NaNoWrimo 2015
11/01/15 – 11/31/15

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Rachel Barnard will be writing her sixth and seventh manuscripts during this years NaNoWrimo, for the series For the Love of Donuts. She will be working The Optimist Sees the Donut and The Pessimist Sees the Hole.

Worldcon
08/19/15 – 08/23/15
Cost: Registration Price

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Jeffrey Cook and some of the FreeValley Publishing’s fantasy/sci fi authors’ books will be at a booth at Worldcon (Sasquan)! Worldcon 73 will be held August 19–23, 2015; Worldcon is the site of the Hugo awards and is known as the annual gathering of science fiction and fantasy fans. This year the event is being held in Spokane, WA.

Gearcon
07/03/15 – 07/05/15
Cost: Registration Price

Jeffrey Cook and some of the FreeValley Publishing’s fantasy/sci fi authors’ books will be at a booth at Gearcon which will be held July 3–5, 2015.  This year the event is being held in DoubleTree by Hilton Portland.

Maple Valley Days
06/12/15 – 06/14/15
Cost: Free

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FreeValley Publishing will host a booth at the 2015 Maple Valley Days from June 12-14, 2015. Come visit the FVP booth and check out other Maple Valley local favorite vendors.

Lucky 7 Bar and Grill Kirkland Goliath Challenge
06/5/15
Cost: Free to watch, Free to try, $25 if you lose

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The Goliath Burger Challenge http://www.lucky7barandgrill.com/goliath/ eat this 5lb phenomenon within 25 minutes by yourself and it’s on the house! I’ve wanted to check out this local bar for a while, ever since finding out that they sponsor a food challenge… June 5th is National Donut Day. What does this have to do with Lucky 7 and a Burger Food Challenge? I’m writing a book with food challenges and donuts as themes and I’ve decided that Donut Day is the day I will publish the book (next year), but I wanted to do some research into a real food challenge. Come join me as I try out the challenge. Anyone’s welcome to join me in trying to conquer the Goliath

Norwescon 38
04/02/15 – 04/05/15
Cost: Registration Price

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Jeffrey Cook and some of the FreeValley Publishing’s fantasy/sci fi authors will have a booth at Norwescon 38! Norwescon 38 will be held April 2–5, 2015; the theme is Distant Horizons, Epic Adventures. It will once again be at the Doubletree by Hilton Seattle Airport. Come for the fantasy, books, costumes, panels and visit the FreeValley Publishing booth.

Barnard Birthday Book Bash
01/22/15 6 P.M. – 8 P.M.
Cost: Free 

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Rachel Barnard is turning 25 and is hosting a birthday book bash! Bring your book recommendations as Rachel is a voracious reader! She also welcomes any life advice or wisdom (or ideas for her novels). There will be cake and a reading/performance by the author herself!


2014


 

Book Reading and Release Party for FreeValley Publishing Anthology
12/18/14 7 P.M. – 9 P.M.
Cost: Free 

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The FreeValley Publishing authors would like to invite you to a reading for their upcoming anthology release Free-Flowing Stories. Come show your support, snag a copy, and listen to some great stories by the lovely FreeValley Publishing authors.

Gifts for Geeks at the AFK Elixirs and Eatery in Renton
12/13/14 2 P.M. – 9 P.M.
Cost: Free 

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Come grab some gifts for the geeks in your life, or just those who love to read! Local authors will be on hand to sign books. Introducing Mike Chinakos, Jay Palmer, Jeffrey Cook, Rachel Barnard, Jolene Loraine, Kennedy J. Quinn, David Moore and Ksenia Anske.

Si View Community Center Holiday Bazaar
12/06/14 10 A.M. – 3 P.M.
Cost: Free 

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The Si View Community Center is holding its annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 6th, 2014 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

NaNoWrimo 2014
11/01/14 – 11/31/14

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Rachel Barnard wrote her fourth manuscript, Donuts in an Empty Field for NaNoWrimo 2014 at 64,500 words. Synopsis: Vanessa was a shy, introverted girl before she found out she wouldn’t live to graduation. It had always been her best friend Nichole who dragged her out of her shell, but now it’s Vanessa with her list of Challenges who is learning to pull Nichole along. From sneaking into strip clubs, construction areas, and into trouble Vanessa learns to cope with death and dying. When everything falls apart in a school showdown Vanessa will have to give up herself completely to save those she loves. Will this be the mark Vanessa is hoping to leave on the world?

Snoqualmie Block Party
09/20/14 10 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Cost: Free 

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The Snoqualmie Valley Block Party is a fun family oriented event for our community! The Block Party will be Saturday, September 21st, 2013 from 10 am-4 pm.

North Bend Block Party
07/19/14  12 P.M. – 11 P.M.
Cost: Free

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Meet our Authors and see and purchase our 2014 Publications. Several FVP Authors will be on site to Sign and Inscribe Books for you. See you there!

Maple Valley Days
06/13/14 – 06/15/14
Cost: Free (cost for most parking)

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Local Pacific Northwest writers will be selling their works at Maple Valley Days. Rachel Barnard’s work Ataxia and the Ravine of Lost Dreams and her book of poetry will be available for purchase. Authors will be available for signings throughout the weekend and will be around to answer any questions related to writing/authors/publishing/editing.

North Bend Library Poetry Month Event
04/21/14 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Cost: Free

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April is poetry month! The North Bend Library will host a poetry event April 21st, where local poets will read from their works. Many authors and poets from FreeValley Publishing and Sno Valley Writes will be in attendance.

Norwescon
04/17/14 – 04/20/14
Cost: Price of Admission

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Maple Valley Writers and FreeValley Publishing authors will be hosting a booth at Norwescon. Rachel Barnard and her work Ataxia and the Ravine of Lost Dreams will be promoted at this event.

Free Valley Publishing Author’s Workshop
01/28/14 7:00 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.
Cost: $7

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Free Valley Publishing author’s workshop will be a roundtable where each FVP author will bring and present information about the publishing specs of their books, and then it will be an open discussion of pros and cons of various online publishers and the services and marketing options they offer.

Black Dog Local Author’s Night
01/23/14 6 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

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The Black Dog in Snoqualmie is hosting a Meet the Local Authors night, where local valley authors will read selections of their works. Books will also be available for purchase.


2013


 

Maple Valley Writers Holiday Craft Fair
12/07/13

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The Maple Valley Writers will showcase some of their works at the Maple Valley Holiday Fair at the Community Center on Saturday the 7th from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Come check out what local writers are doing and support their creative endeavors.

FreeValley Publishing Meet the Authors
11/26/13

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FreeValley Publishing authors will be hosted by SnoValley Writes! at an official King County Library System event as part of their NaNoWriMo programs on November 26th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the North Bend Library Meeting Room.

Block Party at Snoqualmie Valley
9/21/13

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From 10:30 to 4 on Saturday September 21st, FreeValley Publishing will be selling books from featured authors including yours truly. Go check it out and pick yourself up a signed copy of Ataxia and the Ravine of Lost Dreams.

Festival at Mt. Si
8/9/13 – 8/11/13

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The Inception of FreeValley Publishing featuring authors from the local valley area and their lovely novels/stories/poems/writings.

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