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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!

All Day Editing Workshop Thursday, March 30th

Chanticleer Book Reviews would like to invite you to register for our all day workshop with Editor and acclaimed International speaker Margie Lawson. The cost of registration includes lunch and 4 terrific workshops in one day.

  1. Deep Editing Techniques
  2. Margie’s Top Twenty Rhetorical Devices for Fiction Writers
  3. Writing Dialogue Cues Like a Psychologist
  4. Writing Body Language Like a Psychologist

Date: Thursday, March 30th, 2017
Cost: $150
Location: Bellingham Yacht Club
Lunch Included

Register Now

South Fork Authors Autumn Showcase

Van Zandt Community Hall
Van Zandt Community Hall

Welcome to South Fork Authors Autumn Showcase, an opportunity for local authors to share and promote their work.

Yes, folks, the April event was so well received that we’ve been called back for an encore! And just in time for literary customers to shop for the book lovers on their holiday lists.

Couple of changes: The front of the Hall will be sectioned off as a “Green Room” where authors can introduce themselves and conduct readings apart from the hubbub in the main hall. Unfortunately, this will limit vendor space, so please plan ahead and sign up soon!

 Time: Saturday, November 19, 2016, 1:00 to 3:00pm. (Author setup starts at noon, and participants are requested to sign up by October 15—space is limited, so the sooner the better!)

Location: The Van Zandt Community Hall, 4106 Valley Highway, Deming, Wash. (corner of Highway 9 and Potter Road).

Contact: Matthew Thuney, bucolia018@gmail.com, 360-305-6939 (voice/text).

This event is sponsored by the South Fork Valley Community Association (SFVCA, Deming, Wash.) and hosted by SFVCA Communication Coordinator and freelance writer Matthew Thuney (author of Bucolia: Hijinx in the Hinterlands).

Participating authors will be given the use of a table (or half-table, depending on the number of participants) on which to display their books and promotional materials. Book sales are encouraged, and each author will act as his/her own cashier.

Additionally, time permitting, authors will be given 10-15 minutes to introduce themselves in the “Green Room” at the front of the Hall and read passages from their works.

Both tables and time slots will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fees: Each participant will be charged a $10 table/half-table fee, and it is requested that 10% of book sales be donated to the SFVCA for maintenance of the Hall and scheduling/promotion of future events. Please send payment by check (payable to South Fork Valley Community Association) to: SFVCA, c/o Amy Margolis, Treasurer, 5465 Potter Rd., Deming, WA 98244. Electronic payment can be made via the KAVZ-LP 102.5FM website by visiting www.kavzradio.org and clicking on the “Donate” button (KAVZ is a subsidiary of the SFVCA). If you find it in your heart to donate more than the $10 fee to KAVZ or the SFVCA, you will be warmly welcomed as an honorary citizen of Bucolia with all the rights and privileges associated therewith. Which will likely be legion once we come up with them.

Authors are encourage to bring tasty snacks for patrons. Admission is free to the public.

Questions? Suggestions? Please let me know if you need any further information or have ideas for promoting South Fork Authors Autumn Showcase.

On behalf of the South Fork Valley Community Association, all of our fellow avid readers and writers, and everyone committed to supporting the local economy and its creative contributors, thank you for your interest and participation!

Wishing you all the best from the heart of Bucolia,

Matthew Thuney

Steampunk invades Fairhaven – Saturday July 19th (WWP in attendance!)

steampunkIf you are a fantasy or science fiction fan you will want to drop everything else you planned to do tomorrow and head over to Fairhaven to check out this exciting and FREE event. The Fairhaven Steampunk Festival aka The Fantastical Mr. Flip’s Carnival of Wonders and Curiosities will give you a day to remember!

This is the third year of the festival and you will be entertained, amazed, and hopelessly in love with the creative and unique community, the Bellingham Steampunk Society and others, who come together each year to pull this off. The event will be split between the Village Green in Fairhaven, the Village Inn, and the Village Books; running from 11am to 5pm.

Outside, under the cover of canopies (just in case), you will find booths and merchants selling everything from the ordinary to the extraordinary–beautiful baubles to otherworldly oddities. You will be entertained with music and acrobatics from buskers and performers–perhaps even the Ladies of the Evening o.O! There will be fencing demos. Everything Steampunk will be on display–costumes, gadgets, bric-a-brac, even bicycles. There will be food and plenty of merchants selling their wares, so be sure to bring your appetite, your mad money, and your laughter. Continue reading Steampunk invades Fairhaven – Saturday July 19th (WWP in attendance!)

Book Release – Islands by Sara Stamey

Stamey-Islands_600x900May 6: Release date for new eBook edition of WWP member Sara Stamey’s romantic psychic suspense novel Islands, a ForeWord Book of the Year finalist.

“Welcome to Paradise,” archeologist Susan Dunne hears on arrival at the Caribbean island to research petroglyphs and unravel the mystery of her brother’s drowning. This sunny tourist paradise conceals shadowy secrets—violent native unrest, a sunken treasure guarded by legendary Jumbies, and a bloodthirsty cult.

Susan literally dives into her investigation of the sunken treasure ship where John drowned, and its link to the photo of underwater petroglyphs he’d sent before his death. To find the truth, she must work with her number one suspect—Vic Manden, the salvage expert who was working the site with John. Resisting her attraction to the unpredictable combat vet Manden, Susan is soon in over her head in more ways than one. The only way through the murky intrigue is to dive deeper into the clues in her disturbing psychic visions.

“Superior mystery and suspense… a stomping, vivid ride.”
Statesman Journal

Sara has joined the professional author-owned publishing cooperative, Book View Cafe, which will also release her new Greek Islands thriller “The Ariadne Connection” in October 2014, in both print and ebook.

On or after May 6, order “Islands” from www.bookviewcafe.com (formats available for both Kindle and epub readers); it will be available in mid-May from Amazon.

ISBN 978-1-61138-375-1, 100,000 words, $4.99

For more information view Sara’s author site and blog, or email Sara.