Category Archives: Announcements

May 9 – Cast Your Brand Online: How to Create a Professional Podcast

Wendy Kendall and Julie Cooper, producers of the weekly podcast “Kendal & Cooper Talk Mysteries,” will discuss branding, distribution, social media, hitchhiking online, the importance of demographics, and provide a brief overview of equipment and mechanics of podcasting, discuss the advantages/disadvantages of podcasting, and include a few quick stories of their most memorable episodes.

Time: 5:30 – 9:00 pm (Happy Hour prices apply from 5:30-6pm )
Location: Nicki’s Bella Marina
Upstairs in the Skyline Room
2615 S Harbor Loop Drive,  Bellingham, WA 98225

Cost: FREE (non-members are asked to join if attending more than 2 meetings per year).
Food: Order drinks and extra food (if desired) from the menu.

Seating is limited and if we underestimate the number of attendees it makes things difficult for the kitchen, wait staff and restaurant, which is graciously giving us our meeting space for free, so please RSVP.

April 11- Jolene Hanson and Susan Chase-Foster How can visual arts support and enhance the writing process?

How can visual arts support and enhance the writing process? Join writers Jolene Hanson and Susan Chase-Foster as they share their use of photography, sketching and painting during the writing process and across various genres.

Jolene Hanson is a travel writer and photographer working on her tenth Irish passport stamp.

Susan Chase-Foster wanders the world recording moments in words, watercolors, and photographs.

Time: 5:30 – 9:00 pm (Happy Hour prices apply from 5:30-6pm )
Location: Nicki’s Bella Marina
Upstairs in the Skyline Room
2615 S Harbor Loop Drive,  Bellingham, WA 98225

Cost: FREE (non-members are asked to join if attending more than 2 meetings per year).
Food: Order drinks and extra food (if desired) from the menu.

Seating is limited and if we underestimate the number of attendees it makes things difficult for the kitchen, wait staff and restaurant, which is graciously giving us our meeting space for free, so please RSVP.

 

March 14 – Terry Persun: Befriending the Giant: How Amazon can help you realize your publishing dreams

Befriending the Giant: How Amazon can help you realize your publishing dreams

Amazon is not only the largest online bookstore in the world, it’s the largest single publisher. Over 75 percent of all e-books are sold through Amazon. Every major publisher and most small publishers sell their books through Amazon. And Amazon has more programs to help authors publish than any other publisher. With over a dozen programs and imprints, Amazon may very well be important in your publishing career.

Terry Persun has been publishing poems, short stories, and novels since the 1970s and has worked with many publishers during that time. He also writes in multiple genres including science fiction, fantasy, thriller, crime, and mainstream fiction. As a member of the writing community, Persun continues to be involved with writers groups such as the Pacific Northwest Writers Association and Whidbey Island Writers Association. He has been a board member, conference director, agent and editor liaison, and has also helped in securing funds for particular projects.

When Amazon first came out with their Kindle Direct Publishing model, he began his interest in what Amazon was doing to help authors find an audience. He has spent many years watching Amazon grow their programs and reach out to authors, and has put that information into a succinct program aimed at helping every author find the right outlet for their work. Whether an author chooses to self publish, hybrid publish, or go the traditional route, Amazon has an opportunity available.

Time: 5:30 – 9:00 pm (Happy Hour prices apply from 5:30-6pm )
Location: Nicki’s Bella Marina
Upstairs in the Skyline Room
2615 S Harbor Loop Drive,  Bellingham, WA 98225

Cost: FREE (non-members are asked to join if attending more than 2 meetings per year).
Food: Order drinks and extra food (if desired) from the menu.

Seating is limited and if we underestimate the number of attendees it makes things difficult for the kitchen, wait staff and restaurant, which is graciously giving us our meeting space for free, so please RSVP.

Kim Hornsby – January 10, 2018

How Books Get Made into Movies

Date: Jan 10, 2018

 Kim Hornsby is an Amazon #1 Bestselling Author with a 3-Book Series optioned for film.  The first movie is now in development with Kim working as a contributing producer.  The Dream Jumper’s Promise (Book 1) won the Chanticleer Paranormal Mystery Thriller Award, was nominated as Best Indie First Book with the Romance Convention and was a finalist in the InD’Scribe Rone Awards.
Kim once taught scuba in Fiji and Hawaii, was a singer opening shows for Jay Leno and Jamie Foxx, found a boa constrictor under her bed, sang on 60 Minutes, dived with dolphins, humpback whales, and was the host of a TV infommercial.
Hear her story about going from a struggling Indie Author to a Producer on a Feature Film with a Hollywood Production Company.

Time: 5:30 – 9:00 pm (Happy Hour prices apply from 5:30-6pm )
Location: Nicki’s Bella Marina
Upstairs in the Skyline Room
2615 S Harbor Loop Drive,  Bellingham, WA 98225

Cost: FREE (non-members are asked to join if attending more than 2 meetings per year).
Food: Order drinks and extra food (if desired) from the menu.

Seating is limited and if we underestimate the number of attendees it makes things difficult for the kitchen, wait staff and restaurant, which is graciously giving us our meeting space for free, so please RSVP.

Summer Break

See you in September

With the June meeting behind us now summer is officially here for the WWP.  We won’t have another dinner until September but that does not mean writing and the gears of our little writing community grind to a halt.  I encourage you to not only mark the date of our next dinner meeting, in September, on your calendar, but also check back on our website frequently and sign up to get this blog via e-mail.

Membership Renewals

All memberships paid before May of this year will be due to renew in September, and anyone who pays now will have a membership good through September of next year.  So show us your support and re-up now while it’s on your mind. We make it easy for you to pay online.

Keep in Touch

We will still be posting events and announcements throughout the summer to keep you informed about the various goings on in your local writing community. Also remember you can post your own events, announcements, and blog contribution on the website, or post on our Facebook group.

Have a great summer and happy writing!