Category Archives: Announcements

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!

Clover, A Literary Rag ~ January 24 Reading at Village Books

The creative team of Mary Gillilan and Norman Green, editors of Clover, A Literary Rag,  will host a unique reading by authors of the popular lit journal on Sunday, January 24, at 4 p.m. at Village Books in Fairhaven WA. This reading celebrates Clover‘s #10 issue, since launching in 2011.


Clover, A Literary Rag is published twice a year by the Independent Writers’ Studio and publishes poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction.  To subscribe or submit to Clover, visit the IWS site.

Authors James Bertolino, Anita Boyle, Susan Chase-Foster, Larry Crist, Victoria Doerper, Susan Erickson, Paul Hunter, Ramon Ledesma, Andrew Shattuck McBride, Jim Milstead, John James Reid, Karen Vande Bossche, and Laurel Leigh will read at this event.

Hope to see you there!


Laughing and Learning with Laurel Leigh

Laurel Leigh helped WWP kick off the year “write” with talking about how to diagnose some of the issues authors are searching for in their manuscripts. Laurel had brilliant examples and anecdotes to share.  Check out Laurel’s website at We had plenty of new members attend, and we bet they learned a ton. Everyone  is waiting with their pens ready to come to our October meeting with Terry Persun on “Exploring the Amazon Avenues for Authors.”


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