Snoqualmie Valley Region NaNoWrimo Events Calendar

FVP is a big supporter of NaNoWriMo and nearly all of our Featured Authors have completed a novel or several during a frenetic and fun November. Snoqualmie Valley, where we’re based, has our own Region. You can join us for your Home Region on nanowrimo.org if you don’t have an active Region of your own. We have plenty of forums for interaction and many events if you’re near our area. Here’s this year’s superpowered calendar for the Snoqualmie Valley Region NaNoRhinos!

SnoV Region NaNo Event Calendar 2017

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Indie Author Day!

King County Library System is hosting Indie Author Day! Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association (PNWA) is sponsoring this exciting day featuring many indie authors and books and including several presentations. FVP’s Featured Author, Rachel Barnard will be presenting and would love to meet you! Be sure to be there this weekend. Saturday, October 14th in Issaquah, WA.

 

Readerfest! Aftermath of my first Seattle event with FVP!

Thanks to all who came out to see us at Readerfest on Saturday! Here’s Rachel Barnard’s and Victoria Bastedo’s take on the day…

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A different setup for a different event! I really liked our featured book area.

Tables and chairs (and tablecloths) were provided. The two food trucks, though they were only around until 3pm or so, were interesting and cool choices. Panels and music entertained people throughout the event. The collection of authors was diverse.

I debuted my semi-finished coloring book (just going to color in more of the cover) for the first time at an event. Sales were on the smaller side, but this first year of Readerfest was well-stocked with vendors and panels and looks to be bigger next year.

Thank goodness parking was a cinch and maps led us straight to the brig! They even had some wonderful helpers and gave us waters! Thanks, Readerfest and hope to see you all next year!

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Save the Date – Seattle’s Readerfest!

Readerfest is coming to The Brig & Amphitheater at Magnuson Park in Seattle on Saturday, September 9th! Free to Attend… Authors, Books, Music, Costumes. Cosplay is welcome and encouraged!

FVP Books will have a booth, so come by and meet our authors along with many others from the NW and afar.

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Wine & Words!

The first Wine & Words was a fun evening. So many amazing stories and snippets and an all around great night out! Don’t miss the next Wine & Words on June 29th. You are invited! …Wine and Words FlyerLess than a week away!

Writing Tip: Take It Home – Victoria Bastedo

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Victoria Bastedo

Another great writing tip shared by FVP Featured Author, Victoria Bastedo:

All characters need a home. It’s like meeting a new friend at work or at church. You may laugh in the hallways or at break time, but after a while the friendship doesn’t progress until you take that person home. It’s that way in a lot of shows on television too, as well as in love stories; meeting the family for the first time means something.

So give your characters a home, even if your story is set (as my current one is) on a spaceship. On the Enterprise in Star Trek we saw Spock at home in his quarters, playing a lute. In Middle Earth our hobbits returned to their hole in Bag End.

If you see a thriller where the spy only lives his life in hotel rooms and Moneypenny is his deepest relationship, there may be some excitement and fancy gadgetry, but there’s not a lot of personal connection.

Even if the home is oppressive at the beginning of the story and the goal is to get away from it, bring your characters to a home worth having by the end. Building that house makes a richer story.

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Seize the Donut!

Sieze the Donut coverYou can pre-order For the Love of Donuts Book 2 – Seize the Donut now! Release of FVP Featured Author, Rachel Barnard’s latest book is June 2nd. You can also get Book I, Donuts in an Empty Field at the sale price of 2.99 now through June 2nd.

Catch up on this great story of best friends in high school and then follow their ups and downs as they head off to college and life beyond. More details…