Group Reading by members of the Skagit Valley Writers League - Fiction!

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 7:00pm

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1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

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Join us for readings by this dynamic trio!

Judith Kirscht will present her latest novel, The Camera’s Eye. On an island in Puget Sound, two women waken to a rock crashing through their window. As the attacks continue and worsen, the women—professional photographer Veronica Lorimer and retired prosecuting attorney, Charlotte McAllister—suspect the source may involve their own pasts and Veronica’s estranged family.

Originally from Chicago, Judith Kirscht raised her family in Michigan and taught writing at the Universities of Michigan and California, Santa Barbara before moving to Washington State to devote herself to writing fiction. The Camera's Eye, her fifth novel, was a finalist for the 2015 William Faulkner Wisdom Award and was short-listed for the 2016 Chanticleer Reviews’ Somerset Award.

Joe Vitovec will read from his latest novel, Full Circle. Tempered by the war and Nazi occupation, Jan Neuman flees his country when the government is deposed in a communist coup. In the ruins of Germany, sewers of Paris, refugee camps of Italy, and ultimately America, he plumbs the highs and lows of guilt, betrayal, loneliness, romance, love, despair, and vengeance. Years later, as the Cold War ends, he realizes that freedom can exact a terrible price.

Joe Vitovec came to this country from Czechoslovakia in 1950 after escaping from the communist regime in 1948 and spending two years in various refugee camps in Germany, France, and Italy. He spent the last forty years as an art director and developer of training programs and training simulators for the Air Force. He is a graduate in history and art from the Texas Christian University, urban studies at the University of Texas, and was an instructor in political science at the Tarrant Community College in Fort Worth, Texas. He and his wife Ruth live in Anacortes, Washington.

Mary Ann "Mimzi" Schradi will read from her Angelina Seraphina series which follows missing persons detective, Tangie Seraphina, and her adventures in Seattle, Washington and Kodiak, Alaska. The first book in the series is Psychic in Seattle and number two is Frantic in Fiji.

Mimzi Schradi loves living in the Pacific Northwest, walking the beach with her Cairn Terrier, Pepper, and singing in multiple chorale groups in the area. She draws upon the colors in her imagination and life travels to compose her stories. Into her novels she weaves her love of nature, her interest in history as well as her appreciation for the arts.

The Skagit Valley Writers League has been helping writers write since 1958. The group meets in Mount Vernon twice a month to share knowledge and experience on craft, publishing, and marketing, while offering encouragement and support.

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The Camera's Eye Cover Image
ISBN: 9781614690634
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Libri Press - November 4th, 2017

Full Circle: A Refugee's Tale Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692594315
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Published: Czechmate - December 11th, 2015

Psychic in Seattle Cover Image
ISBN: 9780615649573
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Eagle Feather Press - July 24th, 2012