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

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.
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Seattle World’s Fair book talk at Tacoma Public Library

2012 marks the half century anniversary of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. Prepare yourself for a lot of hoopla.

Getting ahead of the game is the publication of “The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and Its Legacy.” Co-author Alan J. Stein will be giving a book talk on December 11 at 2 p.m. at the downtown Tacoma Public Library.

I’m post-fair myself but I remember riding in the bubbleator when I was kid in the 70s (before they sold it off to some guy who allegedly turned it into a backyard greenhouse.)

Get more info at or 253-591-5666.
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Linda Evans to have book signing in Yelm Saturday

Last month I interviewed “Dynasty” star and Rainier resident Linda Evans about her life, career and just published autobiography, “Recipes For Life”. Read my story here.

Evans is going to have a book singing Saturday in Yelm. Spiritual channeller JZ Knight will also be there.

Linda Evans book signing
When: 3 p.m. Saturday
Where: JZ Rose store, 201 1st Street South, Yelm. 360-458-4618


Photographer Art Wolfe to speak at Tacoma’s main library

Seattle-based wildlife photographer Art Wolfe has gone to the dogs, photographically speaking. The acclaimed shooter will present his latest book, “Dogs Make Us Human: A Global Family Album” (co-authored with writer Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson) Nov. 4 at the main Tacoma Public Library.

The 100 photo book explores the unique relationship that people have with canines. Wolfe will speak about his book in a free book talk, slide presentation and signing at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the downtown library (1102 Tacoma Avenue South). Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

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Three Interfaith Amigos come to Immanuel Presbyterian Tacoma on Wednesday


The Three Interfaith Amigos. Photo: Jerry Pettitz.

Seattle-based religious comedians the Three Interfaith Amigos come to Tacoma this Wednesday to promote their new book, “Religion Gone Astray: What we found at the heart of interfaith.”

Rabbi Ted Falcon, Pastor Don Mackenzie and Imam Jamal Rahman have toured to national media acclaim, bringing the message of inter-religious respect and understanding via a strong friendship and good stand-up humor.
7 p.m. Oct. 26. Free, book price $18. Fellowship Hall, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 901 N J St., Tacoma. 253-951-9870, Read more »


John Hodgman at Seattle Town Hall on Nov. 7

He’s a “Daily Show” correspondent, co-star on HBO’s “Bored to Death” and the former PC man from those Apple ads. But did you know John Hodgman is also an author?

The writer of “The Areas of My Expertise” and “More Information Than You Require” will be at Seattle’s Town Hall for his third and final installment in complete world knowledge: “That is All.” That book goes on sale Nov. 1.

Hodgman describes himself as a deranged millionaire and survival expert, which sets the tone for the book filled with completely falsified facts.

HBO’s “Bored to Death” is

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‘Don’t Know Much’ comes to Wheelock Library Saturday

He won’t be there in the flesh but Kenneth C. Davis, the New York Times bestselling author of “Don’t Know Much About History,” will use Skype to attend a book talk Saturday at the Wheelock Library. He’ll be discussing the civil war, Abraham Lincoln and other related historical topics with patrons.

From the press release:

“Don’t Know Much About History” spent 35 consecutive weeks on The New York Times bestseller list and gave rise to the “Don’t Know Much About” series, which has a combined in-print total of some 4.7-million copies. In June, “Don’t Know Much About History: Anniversary Edition”

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J.A. Jance appearance at U.P. Library is “sold out”

The 300 tickets were free for best selling crime author J.A. Jance’s appearance at University Place Library Thursday. But it’s probably her popularity that caused them to be all snapped up.

According to her publicist, Jance agreed to add a second presentation after the first event reached capacity but now both (at 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.) are “sold out.”

It’s pretty impressive for an author who just lives up the road in Seattle. But then, Jance has a legion of fans.

If you are going here’s a Q and A with Jance that her publicist sent me. It might answer or lead to some questions you can ask her Thursday.

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