Do you have a book inside bursting to get out? Do you have a really really long magazine piece that you suspect might actually be a book? Well, come hear from those who have walked the long slog of book publishing from proposal to print. These NSWA insiders will tip their hands and share their book-writing experiences. Join us at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12 for a hybrid in-person and virtual (Zoom) event for a panel discussion, featuring Rebecca Heisman, Sandi Doughton, Bryn Nelson and Steve Olson.

Submit your questions when you register and we will build them into the discussion. Learn about the book publishing process and find out what it will take to see your name on bookstore shelves.

Register here.



Attending in person:

The event will be held at Northeastern University (225 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109).

If you are attending the event in person, please be prepared to show ID and proof of vaccination (or a negative COVID test within 24 hours). We ask that all in-person attendees wear a mask while at the event (except when taking a bite or a sip). Windows will be open for ventilation.

Parking is available in the Amazon garages around campus which are typically free in the evenings or street parking in the area (Doppler, Day 1, Obidos/Rufus, Fiona, Ruby/Dawson).

Light refreshment will be provided, courtesy of Northeastern University.


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The panel:

Rebecca Heisman loves birds and she loves writing. Her first book, FLIGHT PATHS (due from HarperCollins in spring 2023), tells the epic scientific story of how we know what we know about bird migration.

Sandi Doughton is best known as the science reporter at The Seattle Times. But she likes to shake things up, including by writing FULL RIP 9.0: THE NEXT BIG EARTHQUAKE IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. (Simon & Schuster, 2014), and BECOMING A MIDWIFE (Simon & Schuster, 2020).

Steve Olson has written about the nuclear era, Mt. St. Helens, a math competition, human genetic differences, and evolution and punk rock. His books include: THE APOCALYPSE FACTORY: PLUTONIUM AND THE MAKING OF THE ATOMIC AGE (W. W. Norton & Company, 2020), ERUPTION: THE UNTOLD STORY OF MOUNT ST. HELENS (W. W. Norton & Company, 2017), ANARCHY EVOLUTION: FAITH, SCIENCE, AND BAD RELIGION IN A WORLD WITHOUT GOD (W. W. Norton & Company, 2011), COUNT DOWN: THE RACE FOR BEAUTIFUL SOLUTIONS AT THE INTERNATIONAL MATHEMATICAL OLYMPIAD (Mariner Books, 2005), and MAPPING HUMAN HISTORY: GENES, RACE, AND OUR COMMON ORIGINS (Mariner Books, 2003).

Bryn Nelson is getting ready to talk shit. His debut book (all about poop) is FLUSH: THE REMARKABLE SCIENCE OF AN UNLIKELY TREASURE (due from Grand Central Publishing September 13, 2022).


 Got a question for the panel?