Upcoming events by Vintage Books!

Dan Strawn's

The Dead Possum Gang

On Saturday, September 10, 2016, local author Dan Strawn will introduce The Dead Possum Gang, his new release from Bluewood Publishing Ltd., at Vintage Books in Vancouver. Readers can meet him from 2-4 p.m. In addition to talking about his writing, fielding questions, and perhaps reading excerpts from The Dead Possum Gang, he will sign copies of all four of his novels.

On Saturday, September 17th at 2pm, Portland author Zita Podany will be here at Vintage Books talking about Vanport, our vanished city. In addition to talking about her writing, fielding questions, and perhaps reading excerpts from Vanport, she will sign copies of her book.



Join us at Vancouver Community Library for a Brown bag lunch with J.A. Jance at Vancouver Community Library

Bring your lunch on September 19th, from Noon - 1:30 pm, and meet New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance as she discusses and signs her newest book,

Downfall:A Brady Novel of Suspense.






Join us at the Battle Ground Community Library on September 23rd for an evening with award-winning author Jack Gantos.  Vintage Books will be on hand with copies of his books for purchase and signing. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Jack Gantos has written books for readers of all ages, from picture books and middle-grade fiction to novels for young adults and adults.


Robert Michael Pyle & the 4th anniversary of the Green Neighbors Program at the Water Center

Sunday, October 16th - 1.30-4pm

Dr. Robert Michale Pyle is something of a living legend here in the Pacific Northwest-- lepidopterist, biologist, teacher, founder of the Xerces Society, sometimes-Bigfoot hunter, and wonderful nature writer. He is deeply devoted to our landscape and the life that proliferates here, & we are honored to be partnering with the Clark County Green Neighbors again to bring you an event with Dr. Pyle in celebration of the Green Neighbors Program's 4th anniversary! Dr. Pyle will be talking about his long & passionate life studying nature in the Northwest & beyond, and many of his books will be available for purchase and to be signed, including Through a Green Lens: Fifty Years of Writing for Nature, which will be newly released at that time.




The Sunday Sessions

With Hannah Dennison September 11th at 3pm

Join us for The Sunday Sessions on September 11th at 3pm for a presentation on Taking the Mystery out of the Mystery: Jump-start your novel! Join Hannah Dennison, author of the Honeychurch Hall mysteries (Minotaur) and the Vicky Hill mysteries (Constable Crime) for a crash-course in how to put your dream on paper with a commitment of just fifteen minutes a day. Topics include, finding out which mystery sub-genre is best for you; exploring the basic tools of story telling; discussing the importance of point of view and developing your sleuth, sidekick and villain. With helpful exercises, tips and tricks to overcome the inevitable roadblocks—full-time job, family or attacks of self-doubt—this course is designed to inspire and give you the confidence and tools to start your journey to publication.
Come with questions, a passion for writing, & something to take notes with. These workshops are free & open to the public.

Hannah Dennison is the author of The Vicky Hill Mysteries (Little, Brown) and the Honeychurch Hall Mysteries (Minotaur), both set in the wilds of the Devonshire countryside. Hannah originally moved to Los Angeles to pursue screenwriting. She has been an obituary reporter, antique dealer, private jet flight attendant and Hollywood story analyst. Now living in Portland, Oregon, Hannah still continues to teach mystery writing workshops at the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program in Los Angeles, California. Hannah has served on numerous judging committees for Mystery Writers of America and is serving on the MWA board for 2016-2018. Although she spends most of her time in Oregon with her husband and two insane Vizsla dogs, Hannah’s heart remains in England. She is a passionate supporter of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, the Historic Houses Association, and the National Trust. She enjoys all country pursuits, movies, theater and seriously good chocolate.

Any questions about attending can be directed to vbwritersgroup@gmail.com


Past Sessions:

– January 2016 Carolyn J. Rose on The Importance of Opinion, Attitude, and Style

February 2016 Kate Dyer-Seeley on How to Find an Agent

– March 2016 Mary Elizabeth Summer on Diversity Matters: How to Write From the Other Perspective

– April 2016 Cindy Brown on How to Be Funny on the Page (even if you're not in real life)

– May 2016 Phoebe Rose on First Pages: Grounding the Reader, Strong Pacing and Killer Hooks

– June 2016 Paula Stokes, Fonda Lee, Mary Elizabeth Summer and Jennifer Bosworth on a panel about writing.

– July 2016 - Break

-- August 2016 Jane Elder Wulff on The Art of Interviewing: Listening for Story.


To Come:

-- September 2016 is Hannah Dennison on Taking the Mystery out of the Mystery: Jump-start your novel!

-- October 2016 is Angela Sanders on Writing a Series: Five Things I Wish I’d Known

-- November 2016 is Erik Wecks on Creating Authentic Characters

-- December 2016 is Christine Fletcher on I Couldn't Put It Down! Using Conflict to Hook Your Readers





Join a book group hosted by Vintage Books!

Are you itching to discuss books? Want some stimulating conversation? Join the Who picked this book? Book Club. They meet on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 3-4pm. Members receive 10% off new copies of the selected titles here in the store! Click the image to check our stock.

Prospective members do not need to RSVP to meetings and are encouraged to simply show up if they would like to join or just observe!

The next book selected is:

Who Picked this Book? Book Club will discuss Relief Map at their September meeting, on Sunday 9/18 at 3pm:

In the heat of a stifling summer in her sixteenth year, Livy Marko spends her days in the rust-belt town of Lomath, Pennsylvania, babysitting, hanging out with her best friend, Nelson, and waiting for a bigger life to begin. These simple routines are disrupted when the electricity is cut off and the bridges are closed by a horde of police and FBI agents. A fugitive from the Republic of Georgia, on the run from an extradition order, has taken refuge in nearby hills and no one is able to leave or enter Lomath until he is found.As the police fail to find the wanted man and hours stretch into days, the town of Lomath begins to buckle under the strain. Like Russian dolls, each hostage seems to be harboring a captive of their own. Even Livy's parents may have something to conceal, and Livy must learn that the source of danger is not always what it appears.Rosalie Knecht's wise and suspenseful debut evokes the classics while conjuring the contemporary paranoia of the post-terrorist age.Relief Map doesn t loosen its grip until the consequences of this catastrophic summer, and the ways in which a quiet girl's fate can be rerouted and forever changed, are made fully apparent.

Future selections:

October 16th at 3pm

H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald

November 20th at 3pm

The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo

December 18th at 3pm

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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