If your book club would like to schedule a discussion with Carol, send an email to carol@carolcassella.com.







Tuesday, February 26, 2019
6:00 to 9:00 pm
University of North Texas Great Conversations
Raising funds for UNT Honors College Scholarships
Denton, Texas


Thursday, March 14, 2019
7:00 pm
In Conversation with Irina Reyn
Author of Mother Country
At Hugo House 
Seattle, Washington


April 5 through 7, 2019
Get Lit at the Beach
A Gathering for Readers in Cannon Beach
Cannon Beach, Oregon





Saturday, January 27, 2018
Write Here Write Now
Seattle7Writers Writing Intensive Workshop
The Swedish Club
Seattle, Washington


Thursday, February 8, 2018
7:00 to 9:00 PM
Book Lovers Night Out
Eagle Harbor Book Company
Bainbridge Island, Washington


Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Women's Book Club Spring Tea
"Why A Doctor Turns to Fiction:
The Surprising Intersection of Medicine and Fiction"
Everett, Washington




Saturday, April 1, 2017
2:00 to 3:00 PM
Young Adult Book Discussion Panel
Kitsap Regional Libray
Poulsbo Branch
Poulsbo, Washington


Tuesday, May 9, 2017
7:00 to 9:00 PM
In Discussion with Claire Dederer
Author of Love and Trouble
Eagle Harbor Book Co.
Bainbridge Island, Washington


Thursday, July 20, 2017
Writing Workshop
"The Secret Gifts of Fiction"
Larch Correctional Facility
Larch, Washington


Saturday, September 9, 2017
3:00 to 4:00 PM
Writing About Death Author Panel
Seattle Death Salon
University of Washington
Kane Hall


Sunday, September 17, 2017
7:00 to 9:00
Virginia Mason Hospital Anesthesia Alumni Association
"Creating Your Bliss"
Bell Harbor Conference Center
Seattle, Washington


Saturday, November 25, 2017
Indies First, Small Business Saturday
10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Celebrate and Support Independent Bookstores with In-Store Authors
Eagle Harbor Books, 10:00 to 11:00
Liberty Bay Books, 12:00 to 1:00

#shopindiesfirstsweepstakes to win $1,000.00




Friday, January 8, 2016
5:30 to 7:30 PM
Bremerton Elks Lodge
4131 Pine Road North East
Bremerton, Washington 98310


Thursday, February 25, 2016
University of Washington, Writers on Writing 
Conversation and lecture for UW Writing students
University of Washington Campus
Seattle, Washington

Saturday, October 15, 2016
Walla Walla, Washington

7:00 PM, Whitman College, Kimball Hall
Words at the Heart of Healthcare: How Fiction Can Heal Both Patients and Physicians

Annual McLellan Lecture
Humanity in Clinical Care


Sunday, November 13, 2016
Seattle, Washington
3:00 to 4:15 PM, Ballroom 6A
Fiction and Medicine: Merging a Love For Fiction With a Love For Writing

AAMC Anual Meeting 2016: Learn, Serve, Lead. November 11-15, 2016
Association of American Medical Colleges




February 10 through 15, 2015
San Miguel Writers Conference
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Thursday, March 5, 2015
University of Washington, Writers on Writing 
Conversation and lecture for UW Writing students
University of Washington Campus
Seattle, Washington

Friday, March 20, 2015
Rainier Women's Club
Seattle, Washington

Saturday and Sunday, March 14 & 15, 2015
Tucson Festival of Books
Tuscon, Arizona


Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Woodward Middle School
Bainbridge Island, Washington

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
7:00 PM
GEMINI, Paperback Launch
Parkplace Books
Kirkland, Washington


Tuesday, April 7, 2015
7:00 to 9:00 PM
Chuckanut Writers Author Readings
Hugo House
Seattle, Washington 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
7:00 to 9:00 PM

Washington Library Association Conference
Tulalip Resort
Marysville, Washington


April 2015
Western Washington University, Olympic College Book Group
Book Discussion: April 9, 16, 23 and 30
Community Presentation: Where Do We Go From Here? April 30, 7:00 PM
Olympic College, Poulsbo, Washington


Saturday, May 1, 2015
GEMINI Reading and Signing
Cannon Beach Bookstore

details to come

Saturday, May 9, 2015
University of Washington Literary Voices Dinner
Seattle, Washington


Saturday, May 30, 2015
Bainbridge Island Book Fest
Book Signings by Pacific Northwest Authors
Eagle Harbor Book Company
details to come

Friday and Saturday, June 26 & 27, 2015
Chuckanut Writers Conference
Bellingham, Washington

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
7:00 to 8:00 PM
In Conversation with Annie Barrows
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
Bainbridge Island, Washington


Friday, July 31, 2015
6:00 to 9:00 PM
Books By the Bay
Panel with Seattle 7 Writers
Olympia, Washington

Sunday, August 9, 2015
9:00 to 9:30 AM
Sleepless in Seattle, Regional Anesthesia Conference
Seattle, Washington

Saturday, September 12, 2015
9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Seattle7Writers Write Here Write Now Bainbridge
A One Day Writing Intensive Workshop
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
Bainbridge Island, Washington

Saturday, November 21, 2015
Seattle 7 Writers Annual Holiday BookFest
Phinney Neighborhood Center
Seattle, Washington



January 16-18, 2014
Pulpwood Queens Girlfriend Weekend
Jefferson, TX

Thursday, January 23, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
American Booksellers Association, Winter Institute
Author Panel with Seattle 7 Writers
Seattle, WA

Thursday, January 30, 2014
7:00 to 8:30 pm

Book Group Night at Eagle Harbor Book Company
Bainbridge Island, WA

February 4 to 6, 2014
Vanderbilt Department of Medicine John Leonard Visiting Scholar
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee

Saturday, February 8, 2014
9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Write Here Write Now!
All day writing intensive sponsored by Seattle7Writers
Seattle, Washington

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Guest Speaker
University of Washington Creative Writing MFA Program,
Writers on Writing
Seattle, Washington

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
7:00 pm
Association of Writers and Writing Programs
Reading at The Grotto for Sewanee School of Letters
Seattle, WA

Friday, February 28, 2014
10:00 am
Book Signing
Association of Writers and Writing Programs
for Sewanee School of Letters

Seattle, WA

Saturday, March 1, 2014
1:00 to 3:00 pm
A Book For All Seasons
Bookstore Anniversary Party
GEMINI Reading and Signing
Leavenworth, Washington

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
7:00 pm

GEMINI Launch Party!
Eagle Harbor Book Company
Bainbridge Island, Washington

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
6:00 pm

Book Passage
1 Ferry Building, #42
GEMINI Reading and Signing
San Francisco, CA

Thursday, March 6, 2014
6:00 pm

Stanford Bookstore
GEMINI Reading and Signing
519 Lasuen Mall
Stanford, CA  94305

Friday, March 7, 2014
7:00 pm

Barnes & Noble, Holcombe Blvd.
GEMINI Reading and Signing
Houston, TX

Saturday, March 8, 2014
4:00 pm

Barnes & Noble, Northwest Highway
GEMINI Reading and Signing
Dallas, TX

Monday, March 10, 2014

Page & Palette
GEMINI Reading and Signing
Fairhope, Alabama

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
10:00 am
Lake Forest Bookstore
GEMINI Reading and Brunch
Lake Forest, IL

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
7:00 pm

Anderson's Bookshop
GEMINI Reading and Signing
Naperville, IL

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
7:00 pm

Joseph-Beth Crestview Hills
GEMINI Reading and Signing
Crestview Hills, KY

Thursday, March 13, 2014
7:30 pm

Tattered Cover, Colfax
GEMINI Reading and Signing
Denver, CO

Monday, March 17, 2014
6:30 pm

Elliott Bay Book Company
GEMINI Reading and Signing
Live Music by The Rejections!
Seattle, Washington

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
6:30 pm
Liberty Bay Books
GEMINI Reading and Signing
Poulsbo, Washington

Saturday, March 22, 2014
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Aurora Village

Book Signing
Seattle, WA

Saturday, March 22, 2014
Literary Lions Gala for King County Library System
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Bellevue, Washington

Thursday, March 27, 2014
  6:30 p.m.
Chuckanut Radio Hour
Live Interview and variety show
Heiner Theater of Whatcom Community College
Courtesy of Village Books
Belllingham, Washington

April 23-25, 2014
Christamore House Guild Book and Author Event
Indianapolis, Indiana

Saturday, April 26, 2014
7:00 p.m.

Goddard College MFA Featured Reader
Richard Hugo House
Seattle, Washington

Tuesday April 29, 2014

Beach Books
Lunch with the Author
Seaside, Oregon

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Bay Oaks Panhellenic Association and Bay Area Women's Association
GEMINI Reading and Book Club Discussion
Houston, Texas

Thursday, May 15, 2014
2 p.m.

Read the Book Meet the Author
My Enchanted Cottage & Tea Rooms
214 West Ridgecrest Blvd.
Ridgecrest, CA

Sunday, May 18, 2014
Books Are Better Shared
Day long gathering of book club leaders, readers and authors
Mission Viejo, California

Thursday, May 29, 2014
7:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion with Kevin O'Brien and Erica Bauermeister
Wenatchee Public Library
Wenatchee, Washington

Thursday, June 5, 2014
7:00 p.m.

with Tara Conklin and Cate Campbell
Three Regional Authors Discuss the Northwest Book Scene
Parkplace Books
Kirkland, Washington

Saturday, June 21, 2014
10:00 a.m.
Seattle 7 Writers Book Club Brunch
Mount Baker Community Club
Seattle, Washington

Saturday, July 5, 2014
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Talk at 1:30 p.m.
Museum of History and Industry
Local Authors Day
Seattle, Washington

Saturday, August 2, 2014
4:30 p.m.

Trails End Bookstore
GEMINI reading and signing
(All sales profits go to support Room One in the Methow Valley)
Winthrop, Washington

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Books, Brunch & Boutique Fundraiser
Shelton, Washington

Saturday, November 1, 2014
7:00 PM

GEMINI Reading and Signing
BookPeople of Moscow
Moscow, Idaho

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
7:00 PM

GEMINI Reading and Signing
Auntie's Book Store
Spokane, Washington

Monday, November 10, 2014
Mukilteo Schools Sponsors' Reception
Mukilteo, Washington

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Mukilteo Schools Breakfast Fundraiser
Future of Flight
Everett, Washington

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
6:30 PM

Kitsap Regional Library, Words Unbound
In conversation with author Kevin O'Brien
Bremerton, Washington

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Book Preview Presentation
Women's University Club of Seattle
Seattle, Washington


December 4
Independent Bookseller Dinner
Boston, MA

October 16
Independent Bookseller Dinner
Chicago, IL

October 15
Independent Bookseller Dinner
Los Angeles, CA

October 14
Independent Bookseller Dinner
San Francisco, CA

Pacific Northwest Book Association
October 8 Galley Signing
October 7 Book Buzz at Simon & Schuster Booth
October 6-7 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association http://www.pnba.org/show.htm

October 4
Northern California Independent Booksellers Association

June 6
Oatmeal Men's Breakfast Club
Bainbridge Island, WA

May 4
Author Panel
The Writer's Workshoppe and Bookstore, 7:00 p.m
Port Townsend, WA
More info …

April 25
Bay Oaks PanHellenic Association
Houston, Texas

March 12
SWERV Women's Club
Bainbridge Island, WA

January 26
Write Here, Write Now
A full day of writing with mini-lessons and one-on-one consultations with the Northwest's finest authors, including Timothy Egan, Carol Cassella, Maria Semple, Garth Stein, Laurie Frankel, Kevin O'Brien, Jennie Shortridge, Dave Boling, Stephanie Kallos, and many, many more!
Fremont Abbey Arts Center
Fremont, WA

January 16
Hedgebrook Literary Series presents An Evening with Local Seattle Writers Erica Bauermeister, Jennie Shortridge and Carol Cassella
Authors will be reading from their books and local actors will perform scenes from them
Whidbey Island Center of the Arts


November 3
Author talk and book signing
Broomfield Auditorium
Broomfield, CO

September 14
Where All Those Ideas Come From
Come find out what inspires some of the Northwest's finest authors: Erik Larson, Elizabeth George, Garth Stein, Jim Lynch, Carol Cassella, and Kevin O'Brien.
Bainbridge Performing Arts Center
Bainbridge Island, WA

April 17 - 19
Peninsula College
Port Angeles, WA

March 10
Literary Lions Fundraising event for King County Library System
Hyatt Regency, Bellevue

February 11 - 12
Writing Workshop
American Medical Student Association Conference
Washington, DC


Saturday, December 3
Hedgebrook Salon, a gathering of women writers
Freeland, WA (Whidbey Island)

Wednesday, November 16
Seattle Yacht Club Women's Luncheon

Saturday, November 19
Seattle7Writers Holiday Book Signing
An afternoon of readings and signings
Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle WA

Saturday & Sunday, October 1 & 2
Northwest Book Fest
Over fifty author panels, hundreds of authors, writing and publishing workshops, family programs, and more!
Peter Kirk Park, 202 Third St., Kirkland, WA
Event Details

Tuesday, September 13
Lecture at Port Orchard Rotary Club
Port Orchard, WA
Event Details TBA

Thursday, June 2
Lecture for Kitsap County Medical Society
Kitsap Golf and Country Club
3885 NW Golf Club Hill Rd.
Bremerton, WA
Call 360.377.0166

Thursday, May 5 8:00 p.m.
Science Cafe Lecture Series
The Neurobiology Behind Creativity
Treehouse Cafe
4569 Lynwood Center Road,
Bainbridge, WA
Call 206.842.2814

Tuesday, April 19 9:00 a.m.
Annual Inspire Lecture
Woodward Middle School
Bainbridge Island, WA

Saturday, April 16
Field's End Writers Conference
Workshop & Panel Discussion
Kiana Lodge
Poulsbo, WA
Event Details TBA

Tuesday, April 12
Mercer Island Women's Club
Charity Fundraiser
Seattle, WA
Event Details TBA

Sunday, March 20 2:00 p.m.
Reading and Discussion: The Influence of the Pacific Northwest Landscape on Literature
Tacoma Art Museum
Tacoma, WA

Saturday, March 5 6:30 p.m.
Literary Lions Gala
King County Library Fundraiser
Bellevue Regional Library
Bellevue, WA

Wednesday, February 23 10:45 am to 11:30 am
Women's University Club
Guest Lecturer
1105 6th Ave
Seattle, WA


Saturday, November 20 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Seattle7Writers reading and signing
Phinney Ridge Community Center
Seattle, WA

Tuesday, November 16 7 pm
Mostly Books
3126 Harborview Dr.
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Saturday, November 6
Kitsap Regional Library Fundraising Dinner
Bainbridge Island, WA
Event Details TBA

Thursday, October 28
Garfield Book Company
208 Garfield St., Suite 101
Tacoma, WA 98444
Meet the Author Event and Reading

Wednesday, October 27
Annie Bloom's Bookstore
7834 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
Meet the Author Event and Reading

Tuesday, October 26
Parkplace Bookstore
348 Parkplace Center
Kirkland, WA 98033
Carol will join host Nancy Pearl, with a panel of authors speaking
about books in celebration of Readings Around the Sound.

Monday, October 25
KCLS Bellevue Library
1111 110th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Meet the Author Event and Reading

Monday, October 11-16
Event Details TBA

Friday, October 8
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association
Portland, OR
Event Details TBA

Friday, October 1
Humanities Washington
Bedtime Stories Fundraiser
1204 Minor Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Thursday, September 30
Third Place Books
17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
Event Details TBA

Tuesday, September 27 7 pm
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Monday, September 20 7:30 pm
Tattered Cover
Tattered Cover LoDo
1628 16th Street  
Denver, CO 80202

Wednesday, September 15 7 pm
Borders Preston Road
10720 Preston Road, Suite 1018
Dallas, TX  75230

Tuesday, September 14 7 pm
Barnes & Noble
Vanderbilt Square
3003 W Holcombe Blvd
Houston, TX 77025

Sunday, September 12 3 pm
Eagle Harbor Book Co
157 Winslow Way E
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Friday, September 10 7 pm
Village Books & Chuckanut Radio Hour
location tbd
Bellingham, WA

Thursday, September 9 7 pm
Elliot Bay Book Company
1521 10th Ave (Pike X Pine)
Seattle, WA 98122

Wednesday, August 4
Grand Rounds Lecture
University of Washington
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Washington- Department of Anesthesiology

Thursday, June 17
Guest Lecturer
Sewanee School of Letters
The University of the South
Sewanee, Tennessee
Please click here for more information.

Saturday, June 12 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Second Saturday Northwest Author Series
Cannon Beach Library
131 Hemlock
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Thursday, April 29 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Career Fair
International Community School
Kirkland, Washington

Wednesday May 19 11:30 am to 1 pm
Puget Sound Luncheon
Washington Athletic Club
Seattle, WA

Tuesday May 18 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Field's End Roundtable
"Ways to Make Your Writing Group Really Work"
Bainbridge Island Library,Bainbridge Island, WA
Please click here for more about Field's End.

Wednesday, April 21 11:30 am
The Nile Country Club
The Gold Room
6601 244th SW
Literary Lunch with Seattle7Writers

Tuesday, March 16 9:00 am to 11:30 am
Inspire Lectures
Woodward Middle School
Bainbridge Island, Washington

Saturday, February 27 noon to 2 pm
Costco #106, Aurora Village
1175 North 205th Street
Signing and Greeting with Seattle7Writers

Monday, January 25 7:00 pm
Bellevue Regional Library
Reading and Discussion
KCLS Meet the Author


Monday, August 31 7:00pm
Third Place Books
17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
Third Place Books

Sunday, August 16 2:00pm
Barnes & Noble in University Village

Sunday, July 12 1:00-3:00 pm
A Book For All Seasons
703 Highway 2
Leavenworth, WA 98826
A Book For All Seasons

Saturday, July 11th 11:00am
Riverwalk Books
116 E. Woodin Ave.
Chelan, WA  98816
Riverwalk Books

Saturday, July 4 5:00pm
Beach Books
37 N. Edgewood
Seaside, OR  97138
Beach Books Inc.

Saturday, July 4 12:00 noon
Cannon Beach Books
130 N. Hemlock, Ste.2
Cannon Beach, CA  97710
Cannon Beach Books

Friday, July 3
KMUN, Astoria, OR (3:00pm)

Friday, July 3 7:00 pm
Adelaide?s Books and Coffee
1401 Bay Ave
Ocean Park, WA 98640
Adelaide's Books and Coffee

Tuesday, June 30 7:30 pm
Annie Bloom?s Books
7834 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
Annie Bloom's Books

Saturday, June 20 12:00 noon
Costco #13
10000 Mickleberry Road NW
Silverdale, WA  98383
Costco, Silverdale, WA

Saturday, June 20 7:00 pm
Village Books
1200 11th Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Village Books

Wednesday June 17 7:00 pm
Books Inc. Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94102
Books Inc., Opera Plaza

Wednesday, June 17
KUSF-FM (NPR affil)/ ?USF Forum? (2:00pm-2:30pm)

Tuesday, June 16
KING-TV/ Morning News  (8:20am)
Seattle, WA

Tuesday, June 16 6:30 pm
Ballard Public Library
For Secret Garden Books
5614 22nd. Ave. NW
Seattle, WA 98103
Ballard Public Library

Monday, June 15th
KINK-FM/ ?Speaking Freely? (8:35am to 9:00am)
Portland, OR

Monday, June 15
KATU-TV/ ?AM Northwest? (between 9am and 10 am)
Portland, OR
Watch the Interview

Monday, June 15
7:00 pm
Powell's Books
Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd
Beaverton, OR 97005
Powell's Books, Cedar Hills Crossing

April 18
Fields End Conference, Panel Author.
Field's End

Thursday, March 12, 12:00
University of Washington Faculty Development Program
Guest Speaker on Physicians and the Creative Arts, Seattle, WA.

Saturday, March 7, 6:00-9:00 pm
KCLS Literary Lions, Guest Author
KCLS Literary Lions Dinner

Wednesday, March 4, 6:30-7:30 pm
Jefferson County Library, Reading and Signing
Port Hadlock, WA
Jefferson Co. Library

February 11
Highland Park Literary Festival, Guest Lecturer
Dallas, Texas
Highland Park Literary Festival

January 28
Pomegranate Dialogues, Guest Speaker
Bainbridge Island, WA

January 26
Bay Oaks Pan Hellenic Fund Raiser and Book Group
Guest Speaker
Houston, Texas


Wednesday, November 5, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Book (Reading and Signing)
Inklings Bookshop
Yakima, WA
5629 Summitview Ave
Yakima, WA 98908
(509) 965-5830

Saturday, October 18, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Local Author Gala (Reading and Signing)
Barnes & Noble
Kitsap Mall
10315 Silverdale Way NW
Silverdale, WA 98383

Saturday, October 4, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Authors in the Barn (Reading and Signing)
Country Meadows Independent Retirement Cottages
12169 Country Meadows Lane NW Silverdale, WA 98383
(360) 698-6727

Wednesday, October 1, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Panel member for Ascertainment Meeting
Presentation to Seattle area media representatives about issues of health care access