2020 Meeting Schedule

Meetings are 1-3:30pm unless otherwise noted. All events are also posted on the chapter Facebook page.


January 4: Kyrsten Bell: Tips and tricks for using Dragon software to dictate fiction and nonfiction at Smoky Mountain Pizza on 415 E. Parkcenter Blvd.

February 1Kate Baray discusses using her Search and Rescue experiences in fiction. Kate volunteered with a wilderness SAR team in Texas for over three years, during which time she certified a trailing dog, was K9 Unit Leader, and participated in rescue and recovery searches as a K9 flanker and ground unit member.

Kate Baray’s Lost Library series and the Fairmont Finds Canine Cozy Mysteries series, written under Cate Lawley, utilize these experiences.

March 7: Kathleen Sweeney from Book Brush: How to (easily) create marketing graphics with Book Brush.

April 4: Author Victoria Benson: Writing Fashion – Eras, Adjectives, Images. Victoria will be presenting “writing fashion” into your novels. Vicki holds a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising and has experience in design, construction, and history of fashion. If you are interested in hearing ideas on how to include wardrobe in your stories, join us!

May 2: Kevin Platts: Q&A with former US marshal. He has had more than 29 years of experience with the United States Marshals Service as a Chief Deputy U. S. Marshal; Assistant Chief; Supervisory Criminal Investigator; Inspector for the Federal Witness Protection Program; and a Criminal Investigator. He was a Combat Firefighter, Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician, and during his college years a Reserve II Deputy Sheriff in the patrol, detective, and jail bureaus. He is currently the Director of Public Safety Programs at the College of Western Idaho with oversight on the implementation, maintenance, and evaluation in the areas of Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Fire Service Technology, and is working on the development of other public safety programs.

June 11-15: Members Only Summer Writing Retreat in Cascade, Idaho.

July: No meeting due to 4th of July weekend

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September 7:

October 5:

November 2:

December 5: Members Only Holiday Party