Do you wake up in the middle of the night and scribble down ideas? Did you ever think your manuscript was worthless? How do you write a good villain?

Readers and would-be authors can bring the questions they’ve longed to ask to the “Speed Date an Author” event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the Hillsboro Main Library, 2850 N.E. Brookwood Parkway.

Presented by the Library Foundation of Hillsboro and the Northwest Independent Writers Association (NIWA), the evening offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for readers to chat with a huge spectrum of Pacific Northwest writers about books, writing, publishing, and even receive advice on their own dreams of becoming published. Twenty-six authors will be on hand from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to answer questions.

“We know readers are curious about how books come together: how they’re inspired, how they’re written, and how they end up on your bookshelf. We think this will be a wonderful chance for people to indulge that curiosity and just have fun getting to know some of the amazingly talented writers we have right here in the Pacific Northwest,” said Deborah Clarke, President of the Library Foundation of Hillsboro.

The authors, all members of NIWA, include: April Aasheim, Pam Bainbridge-Cowan, Anna Brentwood, Connie Carmichael Hill, Mike Chinakos, Chad Coenson, Adam Copeland, Jake Elliot, Gloria Hatrick, Damien Macalino, Raymond Macalino, Delilah Marvelle, Roslyn McFarland, Linda Mercury, Courtney Pierce, Kirstin Pulioff, Brian Tashima, Brad Wheeler, and Jennifer Willis. 

Light refreshments will be served. Jacobsen’s Books & More will have books on hand to purchase. Author autographs available.

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