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Amanda Quick author Jayne Ann Krentz to give writing workshop and sign books at Lakewood library

Post by Craig Sailor / The News Tribune on Jan. 10, 2012 at 6:32 am |
January 9, 2012 5:45 pm

New York Times bestselling and Seattle-based romance-suspense author Jayne Ann Krentz will give a writing workshop and sign books at Lakewood Pierce County Library on Saturday.

Krentz’s newest book in the Dark Legacy series – “Copper Beach” – releases today and it will be available for sale at the event. Krentz’s books can be found at Lakewood Library and throughout Pierce County Library System.

The 2 p.m. event at 6300 Wildaire Road S.W. is free but you must register online at: Friends of Lakewood Library are sponsoring the event.

Krentz will present her fiction writing workshop “Five Secrets to Getting Published.” There will be a Q and A followed by a book signing.

From the press release:

The author of 50 New York Times bestsellers, Jayne Ann Krentz writes under three different pen names. As Jayne Ann Krentz (her married name) she writes contemporary romantic suspense. She uses Amanda Quick for her novels of historical romantic suspense. Jayne Castle (her birth name) is reserved for her stories of futuristic/paranormal romantic suspense.

Krentz recently published, writing as Jayne Castle, Book Three of the Looking Glass Trilogy—“Canyons of Night”—and, as Amanda Quick, Book Two of the Looking Glass Trilogy—“Quicksilver.”

Each year at the Romance Writers of America convention, Krentz participates in a day-long workshop and speaks on the importance of the romance genre.

Krentz earned 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. Before she began writing full time she worked as a librarian in both academic and corporate libraries. She lives with her husband in Seattle.

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