Spring is officially here and with it comes a fresh new crop of authors visiting the Kitsap Regional Library. Through our Meet the Author events we want to share new ideas and perspectives; create connections between reader and writer; and help foster a sense of belonging to a greater community of readers, writers, and creators. If you haven't had a chance to come to one of our author visits, this season gives a wide variety opportunities.
Our first author visit (this Saturday!) is with Chevy Stevens, a best-selling writer of psychological suspense novels with complex characters, twisty plots, and razor sharp writing. Publisher's Weekly gave their new novel "Never let You Go" a starred review saying, "Stevens’s taut writing and chilling depiction of love twisted beyond recognition make this a compelling read from the first page to the last."
Coming up quickly on April 1st, members of the Seattle7Writers collective will be on hand to talk about their writing experiences, the challenges of intellectual freedom and censorship within the YA and crossover fiction world. Acclaimed authors Steven Arntson, Carol Cassella, Kevin Emerson, Karen Finneyfrock, Garth Stein, and Deb Caletti have worked in the Youth, Teen, and Adult fiction worlds will bring their unique perspectives to this paneled discussion.
Finishing up the spring visits, we are excited to host Mike Lawson, author of the Joe DeMarco political thrillers and the Kay Hamilton series (writing as M.A. Lawson.) Lawson's novels are action-packed and suspenseful, with stories often ripped from the headlines. Having been a senior civilian executive with the U.S. Navy in Washington, DC and Bremerton, Lawson brings that experience to their fiction.
Upcoming Authors visiting the Library this spring:
Chevy Stevens will visit the Kingston Library on Saturday March 25th from 2-3, talking about their new book "Never Let You Go."
The Seattle7Writers (Steven Arntson, Deb, Caletti, Carol Cassella, Kevin Emerson, Karen Finneyfrock, and Garth Stein) will be at the Poulsbo Library on Saturday April 1st from 2-3, in a panel discussion about YA and crossover fiction and censorship.
Mike Lawson will be at the Sylvan Way library on Saturday May 6th from 2-3, to talk about the Joe DeMarco and K. Hamilton thrillers.