Get into the Halloween season with some literary thrills and chills. After darkness falls, some favorite local authors will emerge with new tales to bewitch you. It’s a festive evening for sipping bracing beverages and nibbling ghoulish treats. You can even come in costume if the spirit moves you.
Dark & Stormy cocktails and wine will be served. Please note that this is a 21+ event. Registration is required.
The enchanting authors are:
Erica Bauermeister is the bestselling author of four novels, including The School of Essential Ingredients and The Scent Keeper, as well as the upcoming memoir, House Lessons. She has a PhD in literature from the U.W. and has taught there and Antioch University, as well as in workshops at Hedgebrook, Write on the Sound, and the Chuckanut Writers Conference, among others. She currently lives in Port Townsend.
Lynn Brunelle is a four-time Emmy Award-winning writer for "Bill Nye the Science Guy.” She has over 25 years experience writing for people of all ages, across all manner of media. Recently she was invited to speak at the UN to discuss science education. Her latest book for kids, Turn This Book into a Beehive was released Spring 2018 from Workman Publishing
Megan Chance is the bestselling, critically acclaimed, award-winning author of several novels. Her novels have been picks for Amazon Book of the Month, Borders Original Voices, and Booksense. Girlposse.com calls her a “writer of extraordinary talent. Megan Chance lives in the Pacific Northwest.
Kevin O’Brien was a railroad inspector before his thrillers landed him on the New York Times Bestseller list,. The author of 19 internationally-published thrillers, he won the Spotted Owl Award for Best Pacific Northwest Mystery, and is a core member of Seattle 7 Writers. Press & Guide said: “If Alfred Hitchcock were alive today and writing novels, his name would be Kevin O’Brien.” Kevin’s latest nail-biter, The Betrayed Wife is in bookstores now.
Maureen McQuerry is an award-winning poet, novelist. and teacher. Her YA novel, The Peculiars is an ALA Best Book for YA 2013, Bank Street and Horne Book recommended book, and a winner of the Westchester Award. Her most recent books are an MG fantasy duo, Beyond the Door, a Booklist Top Ten Fantasy/SciFi for Youth, and The Telling Stone, a finalist for the WA State Book Awards. A new historical novel, Between Before and After was released in February 2019.
Warren Read is the award-winning author of the 2017 novel, Ash Falls, and of a 2008 memoir The Lyncher in Me. His short fiction has been published in Hot Metal Bridge, Mud Season Review, Inklette, Switchback, The East Bay Review, and Sliver of Stone. Warren has worked in education for 26 years and is currently an assistant principal with the Bainbridge Island School District.