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March 13th Meeting Mike Lawson A few things learned

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

Cost: FREE 
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.

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 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.”


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President’s Update: What is new and exciting in the WWP

Dear WWP Members,

Attending WWP Monthly Dinner Meetings has never been easier! 

 A New Year, a New Meeting Place, and  a New Meeting Time:
What’s New?
Nicki's Bella MarinaWhat is New About Dinner?  The Selection!
  • You may order whatever you would like from the menu
  • You may order from the Nicki’s bar whatever you would like to drink.
  • Tips/Gratuities are NOT included.
What’s the Catch?  Place Dinner & Drink orders before 6:30.
  • So that the Speaker presenting is not interrupted or disturbed during her presentation by attendees placing orders, we advise that all orders should be placed before 6:30 with the servers.
  • Wear your name-tag so that the servers can match your order with you.
  • Check out Nicki’s menu before the meeting to expedite ordering.  
What Remains the Same?
  • Why? Because Nicki’s Bella Marina brings on staff according to our needs: dishwashers, servers, line-cooks, bartenders, etc.
  • They do not charge WWP for the room or demand guaranteed attendance numbers.
This month’s meeting topic is:

Is It Really All About Power, Money, Sex, and the Serial Comma?  

As presented by Carolyn Dale, writing and editing professor, Western Washington University.
Make sure that you reserve your seat today, if you haven’t already done so.
Attending WWP dinner meetings have never been easier now that Nicki’s Bella Marina is a proud sponsor of WWP!
Visit WWP’s website often for the latest news about our local writing community, writing contests, conferences, community events, Member benefits, Member news, and much, much more.  
As always, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, or, more importantly, suggestions about Whatcom Writers and Publishers.
Kathy Brown