The Pacific Northwest Writers Association is a fantastic writers organization headed up the even more wonderful Pam Binder as president. The PNWA puts on one of the best annual writers conferences around and I’m thrilled to be one of their keynote speakers this summer for the August conference.
The PNWA is always looking for ways to promote authors, writing, and the craft of writing and has recently opened a Writer’s Cottage in Issaquah’s Gilman Village. The Writer’s Cottage has offices for the association as well as books for readers and space for writers to work. When my pals Megan Crane and Liza Palmer were here in October for the Emerald City Conference (hosted by the Greater Seattle Romance Writers of America) we visited Pam at the new space and pulled out our laptops to work for awhile.
If you’re interested in a place to write, host a book signing, or meet with readers and writers, this could be a fantastic space for you. I just like popping by to talk to Pam and her awesome staff. For more info on PNWA visit their website, www.pnwa.org or contact the organization to ask about checking out the cool cottage yourself!
And speaking of writers… I’ve just read a terrific novel by the very fun, very charming Kieran Kramer. I met Kieran this summer in Orlando at the Romance Writers of America’s national conference and she was witty and interesting and really, really nice. I told Kieran I loved historical novels, particularly Regencies and was so excited when her debut novel, When Harry Met Molly hit the store shelves last week. I want to share this great book with my readers and have 3 signed copies to give away along with boxes of See’s chocolates, a $10 Barnes & Noble gift card and JP reader goodies. Contest runs through Thursday night and I’ll announce the 3 winners Friday morning. How to enter? Tell me in the comment section 5 things you like about yourself and you’re entered!
I’ll kick off the comments with 5 things that I like about me:
1. I have a great sense of humor
2. Absolutely adore my kids & love being a mom
3. I’m a really good reader. 🙂
4. I enjoy family & friends but also like my alone time.
5. I love lifting heavy weights and have better form than a lot of guys out there. (My favorites are bench press, lat pull downs and seated row!)