Authors at Third Place Books - baseball, mystery, 5th grade, writer's block

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Third Place Books' parade of authors includes one from Shoreline this week - Pam Stucky releases her first mystery novel.

Town Center upper level, Lake Forest Park, intersection of Ballinger and Bothell Way.

 William Kenower

Fearless Writing: How to Let Go of the Things That Keep You from Creating Your Best Work (Writers Digest Books)

Tuesday, May 16 at 7pm

Whether you're a fledgling writer or a veteran with years of experience, fearlessness—that elusive blend of self-acceptance, confidence, and curiosity—is the defining quality of those who find fulfillment and success. Truly fearless authors banish writer's blocks with ease, receive critiques gracefully, and infuse their passion for the craft into every word they write.

Pam Stucky

Death at Glacier Lake (Wishing Rock Press)

Wednesday, May 17 at 7pm

A traditional “whodunit” novel, set in the lush, isolated forests of the North Cascades, with an amateur sleuth at the helm. Death at Glacier Lake is a thought-provoking read filled with the author’s signature philosophical musings on human nature and the gray area between good and evil that all people live in. 

Kate Beasley

Gertie's Leap to Greatness (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Thursday, May 18 at 7pm

Gertie Reece Foy is 100% Not-from-Concentrate AWESOME. When her mother decides to move away from their small town, Gertie sets out on her greatest mission yet: becoming the best fifth grader in the universe, to show her mother exactly what she'll be leaving behind. From debut author Kate Beasley, and with illustrations by Caldecott Honor artist Jillian Tamaki, comes a tale of hope and homecoming that will empty your heart, then fill it back up again, one laugh at a time.

Terry McDermott

Off Speed: Baseball, Pitching, and the Art of Deception (Pantheon)

Sunday, May 21 at 5:30pm

The fascinating story of baseball's 150-year hunt for the perfect pitch. Using the framework of a single game (Nine chapters, nine innings, nine pitches), Terry McDermott explores the history of every type of pitch, combining the folk wisdom of the players with the enormous wealth of new data brought to the sport by the growing legion of statisticians who are transforming many of the sport’s once sacred beliefs.


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