Mike will talk about some of the things he’s learned, experiences he’s had and mistakes he made in the course of publishing sixteen books.
Mike Lawson is the award-winning author of sixteen novels published by Doubleday, Penguin, and Grove Atlantic. He has been nominated five times for the Barry Award for Best Thriller and has twice won the Friends of Mystery Award. The thirteen books in his Joe DeMarco political thriller series revolve around a character who is a fixer for a semi-corrupt politician. The latest DeMarco novel, House Arrest, was published in February 2019. It was just nominated for the Edgars, Best Novel category.
The first of the three books in his Kay Hamilton series, titled Rosarito Beach, involving a rogue DEA agent, was optioned for television. Prior to turning to writing full time, Mike was a nuclear engineer employed by the Navy and he lives in the Pacific Northwest.
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
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.
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 www.LaurelLeighWriter.com. 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.”
This past meeting was a bittersweet moment as it was our final meeting for the year. Stefanie Winger from Barnes and Noble gave a wonderful talk to WWP about Nook Press and what it provides for authors. We look forward to coming back in September with even more fantastic speakers. Have a great summer!
Special thanks to Harvey Chute for coming to speak to WWP about kboards.com this past Wednesday. He gave wonderful insights about how this online forum can be a vital resource for authors. We all enjoyed eating, mingling, and the occasional glass of wine.
Don’t forget to check out our next speaker for June!