Upcoming Chapter Meetings

7 09 2018

Three Chapter Meetings are scheduled this fall. First up:

Saturday September 8 in Lynnwood WA
Speaker Robert Karinen of the Snohomish County Medical Examiners Office.

Where:
Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle North Lynnwood
20610 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, Washington 98036

When: 6 to 8 pm.

Who: Robert Karinen has been with the Snohomish County Medical Examiners Office for the last two years where he currently serves as a lead investigator. Prior to moving to Washington he served the citizens of Boise Idaho with the Ada County Corners Office in a variety of roles including Deputy Coroner, Forensic Supervisor, and Chief Deputy. He is a member of DMORT, a federal response team that responds to mass fatality events and has served on the advisory council for the American Board of Medical Legal Death Investigators. He holds Master’s degrees in forensic anthropology and public policy and administration.

Two additional events are planned:

Saturday October 13 in Burien
Saturday November 10 in Tacoma.

Watch this space or our Facebook page for details as they become available.





MWA-NW Writing Seminar 2018

25 05 2018

Learn techniques for creating attention-grabbing mysteries from two renowned masters of novel and short story writing in a day-long intensive seminar. You’ll gain invaluable insight into the general rules of writing fiction, the elements of successful novels and short stories, and the publication process. No matter what your level of experience, you won’t want to miss out on this fantastic opportunity to hone your skills and advance your career. REGISTER

Jeffery Deaver

is the No.1 International Bestselling author of several highly acclaimed series of mystery novels that have appeared on bestseller lists around the world, including the New York Times, the Times of London, Italy’s Corriere della Sera, the Sydney Morning Herald and the Los Angeles Times. His books are sold in 150 countries and have been translated into over twenty-five languages. He has sold 50 million books. He is President of MWA. More info: https://www.jefferydeaver.com

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Eric Witchey

has sold more than 140 short stories and several novels in ten genres and on five continents. He has received recognition from New Century Writers, Writers of the Future, Writer’s Digest, The Eric Hoffer Prose Award program, Short Story America, The Irish Aeon Awards, and others. He is an experienced instructor whose How-To articles have appeared in The Writer Magazine, Writer’s Digest Magazine, and more. Additional info: http://www.ericwitchey.com

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When: Saturday June30, 2018 – 8AM to 5PM

Location:
The Inn at Gig Harbor
3211 56th Street NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
(253) 858-1111 LINK

Registration:
MWA Member: $85
Non Member: $95
After June 16th: $115

REGISTER Today!

A special attendee room rate will be available at the Inn at Gig Harbor. Ask for the Mystery Writers of America rate when booking. Continental breakfast, lunch, and coffee are included with the seminar. The authors will sign copies of their latest books at the conclusion of the meeting.

MWA Northwest Chapter hopes you will join us for what promises to be a fun and educational event!





Join MWA-NW at our April Meeting

10 04 2018

Meet: RUSS REUTHER

CHIEF DEPUTY CORONER, KITSAP COUNTY

Time:  Saturday,  April 14, 2018,  6 to 8 PM
Place:  Hot Java Cafe
409 Pacific Avenue, Bremerton WA  98337
(360) 813-1958  Follow this link for directions

Come and learn about the career and times of Russ Reuther, Kitsap County’s Chief Deputy Coroner. Unlike the Medical Examiner in larger cities and counties, the Coroner is a separately elected public official within Washington State.

Russ has a background of seven years in law enforcement in San Diego, and sixteen cumulative years as Lead Chaplain for both Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue and the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, as well as nearly two decades as a local pastor. His education included undergraduate Police Science and Criminal Justice-Administration, with graduate education in Pastoral Studies and Leadership.

He is currently Chief Deputy Coroner of Kitsap County, and is a member of the Washington Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners and the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners. He’s active in the Kitsap community, serving on the Compassionate Friends Advisory Board, Cribs for Kids program, YMCA Safe Kids Advisory Board, and the Suicide Prevention Coalition.

So please join us for an interesting and educational evening. Hot Java Café serves beer, wine, and light food. Sailing times and rates for the Seattle-to-Bremerton ferry can be found here.

Admission is free for MWA members. The cover charge for non members is $10.00.

Thomas P. Hopp
Chapter President
MWA-Northwest





A Willo for Brian

9 09 2017

Brian's WilloTime: September 9, 2017, 6-8 PM
Place: Angelo’s Ristorante, Burien WA

Join us as the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America presents the prestigious Willo Award to long-time Chapter President and regional MWA stalwart, Brian Thornton.

The Willow Award is the Pacific Northwest’s own special recognition prize given to those individuals whose writing and contributions to the Northwest mystery community are exemplary. There will be pomp and ceremony, testimonials from fellow mystery writers, some reminiscences from Brian, and if we are lucky, a reading from his latest work in progress. Come, help us celebrate, and learn more about Northwest Chapter history and the people who make this one of the MWA’s most exciting regions.

As anyone familiar with our community can attest, few can claim to have done more to advance the cause of mystery writers in the Northwest than Brian. As a long-time Board Member and President of this organization, Brian has seen us through better than a decade of ups and downs in the industry, scores of meetings and seminars, events both happy and sad, and a great growth in our numbers and our achievements. He has personally fostered the career growth of quite a few of his fellow mystery writers, and has led us with skill, enthusiasm, and an infectious smile.

Biil and BrianHere we see a scene from a few years ago when then President Brian handed a Willo to Seattle Mystery Bookstore founder Bill Farley. What goes around comes around, Brian!

Admission is free for members. Non-member price is only $10.00. See you at Angelo’s!

Angelo’s Ristorante in Burien
601 SW 153rd St., Burien, WA
206-244-3555 Follow this LINK for directions