Popular romance author Jayne Ann Krentz will be giving a free writing workshop and signing books this Saturday at the Lakewood Pierce County Library, offering tips on how to get work published. Her latest book in the Dark Legacy series, “Copper Beach,” will be available at the event.
Krentz, the author of 50 New York Times bestsellers, writes under three different pen names: Jayne Anne Krentz (her married name) for contemporary romantic suspense, Amanda Quick for historical romantic suspense, and Jayne Castle (her birth name) for futuristic/paranormal romantic suspense such as the Looking Glass Trilogy.
The Seattle-based writer has a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a master’s in library science from San Jose State University. She has worked as a librarian and now writes full time.
Krentz will present her fiction-writing workshop, “Five Secrets to Getting Published,” before talking with participants and answering questions, followed by a book-signing.
2 p.m. Jan. 14. Free. Lakewood Pierce County Library, 6300 Wildaire Rd SW, Lakewood. Registration at www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar.