Snohomish County Author Events and Poetry Readings


Rebecca Roanhorse and P. Djèlí Clark: Sno-Isle Libraries present a talk with award-winning authors Hugo, Nebula and Locus at 6 p.m. on October 19 via Zoom. Roanhouse is the author of “Black Sun,” a fantastic page turner located in Mesoamerica. His work includes “Trail of Lightning” and “Race to the Sun”. Clark is the author of “A master of Djinn”, a novel that takes place in another Cairo. His works include “Ring Shout” and “The Black God’s Drums”. This event is part of the Sno-Isle Open Book virtual series. A Zoom link will be emailed after registration. More information on

Emilie Ladau: The Neverending Bookshop presents a conference with the author of “Demystifying disability: what to know, what to say and how to be an ally” at noon on October 23 via Zoom. An advocate for the rights of people with disabilities, Ladau’s work has appeared in The New York Times, SELF, Salon, Vice and HuffPost. She is the editor-in-chief of the Rooted in Rights blog, which promotes stories about the intersectional community of people with disabilities. Email [email protected] to get the Zoom link. More information on

Kip Greenthal: Edmonds Bookstore presents a talk with the author of “Bench waterAt 6 p.m. on October 28 via Facebook Live. Greenthal’s novel is the winner of the Landmark Prize for Fiction 2020. The story follows Kate’s transition from addiction to self-control. It’s a fascinating story of navigating dangerous waters and gaining the power to redeem losses and find forgiveness and belief in the unimaginable. It takes place in Nova Scotia, where Greenthal lived for 12 years. More information on

Théa Prieto: The Neverending Bookshop presents a conference with the author of “Caves” at 2 p.m. on November 20 via Zoom. An environmental disaster drove four people inside a cave. There, they await the end of the world with only their desire to live to support them. The book is the winner of the 2019 Red Hen Novella Award. Prieto’s micro-fiction has also been published in The Masters Review. Email [email protected] to get the Zoom link. More information on

Candace Robb: Edmonds Bookstore presents a talk with the author of “The Riverwoman’s dragonAt 6 p.m. on November 11 via Facebook Live. The book is the last in Robb’s “Owen Archer” series – the 13th! Robb is a writer and historian who enjoys writing medieval fiction. Two of his four series, the “Owen Archer” mysteries and the “Kate Clifford” mysteries, are set in late Middle Ages in York. More information on


Jennifer Bardley: The author of Edmonds has released a new book: “Good catch” is his second novel in the “Harper Landing” series. A pair of enemies navigate the shallow depths of a small town dating scene to find the romance they need is right in front of them. Bardsley writes the “I Brake for Moms” column for The Daily Herald. In addition to “Sweet Bliss”, the first book in the series, she is also the author of the young adult novels “Genesis Girl” and “Damaged Goods”. More information at

Nathalie Johnson: The author of Everett worked on his memoirs “An angel named Sadie” for 15 years. Johnson lost her newborn baby named Sadie when the new mother was just 19. Hers is a story of heartbreak – but it also tells the story of how a 3 month old with a faulty heart would inexorably change the author’s life forever. Send an email to [email protected] for more information.

Amanda Johnson: The Mountlake Terrace author’s debut novel is perfect summer read. She recommends that you bring “East of Manhattan” with you at the beach or at the pool. Julie and Scott Cutter have made a deal: Scott will work for two years as a butler for a TV star, and then they will start the family Julie has always wanted. But Julie is approaching prenatal geriatric status – and her husband lives in the basement of her famous boss’s Manhattan mansion instead of being with her in Queens. More information on

Nicki Chen: The new novel by the author of Edmonds, “When in Vanuatu,” explores the world of expatriate life, especially for the spouses of those working abroad. Chen received his Masters of Fine Arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Also author of “Tiger Tail Soup,” Chen’s new book was born out of her experiences during the 20 years she lived with her husband and their three daughters in the Philippines and the South Pacific. More at

Steve K. Bertrand: The author of Mukilteo has released a new collection of poetry: “Old Neanderthals” is a collection of 1000 haikus on life in the Pacific Northwest. The award-winning poet, historian and photographer has published 26 collections of poetry, three history books and five children’s books. Bertrand is a running teacher and trainer at Cascade High School in Everett. More information on

Josie Malone: Josie Malone is the pseudonym of Shannon Kennedy. The author of Granite Falls posted “Family skeletons ”, his third book in the “Baker City: Hearts and Haunts” series. She describes the series as paranormal military romances with a kick. A former army reservist, Kennedy teaches riding lessons at Horse County Farm and provides substitute lessons in several districts. More information on

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