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Jance will hit CdA on Friday

Sun., July 31, 2011

Best-selling mystery novelist J.A. Jance has added a second event in the Inland Northwest, this one in Coeur d’Alene.

Jance will sign her new J.P. Beaumont mystery, “Betrayal of Trust,” on Friday at 7 p.m. at Hastings, 101 Best Ave. in Coeur d’Alene.

This will be in addition to her big event in Spokane, a reading at Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave., on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Beaumont is a fictional investigator in the Washington state attorney general’s office.

Get Lit! credit

The bio on the back of Scott Poole’s new poetry collection, “The Sliding Glass Door,” credits him as “the founding director of Get Lit!” which is why I referred to him as “the founder” last week.

Yet two other people, Christine Holbert and Christopher Howell, were at least as important in getting Get Lit! off the ground and turning it into the region’s premier literary festival.

In fact, we quoted Poole in 2000 as saying that Get Lit! “would never have happened” without Holbert, Get Lit’s director for the first five years.

Holbert, by the way, has moved on to become the publisher of another Inland Northwest literary institution, Lost Horse Press in Sandpoint.

Independent Editors Guild

If you are a freelance editor, or aspire to be one, you should know about a group called the Northwest Independent Editors Guild.

It’s an alliance of more than 220 professional editors in Washington, Idaho and Oregon.

The guild is holding an all-day workshop for all editors titled “Red Pencil in the Woods” at Bastyr University in Kenmore, Wash., on Sept. 24. The workshop will cover topics from manuscript editing to technical editing to video game editing.

Go to for details and to register.


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