Murder, mayhem and mysteries abound at March WordFest

Two popular and delightful mystery writers will join WordFest next Tuesday, March 14, 6:00-8:00 pm, at Cassava Coffee shop in Longview.

Kate Dyer-Seeley is a Vancouver author who writes the Pacific Northwest Mystery Series. Her intrepid young journalist Meg Reed discovers murder wherever she goes–on Mt. Hood (Slayed on the Slopes,) while windsurfing in the Columbia Gorge (Silenced in the Surf), or climbing Angel’s Rest (Scene of the Climb.)



Kate also writes the Bakeshop Mystery Series under the pen name Ellie Alexander. The series is set in Ashland, home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and features the amateur sleuth/professional baker Juliet Capshaw in books that whet the reader’s appetite as well as chill the reader’s backbone, including Meet Your Baker, A Batter of Life and Death, Fudge and Jury, and Caught Bread Handed.

(At the time of this media release, we’re not sure whether Kate or Ellie will be attending.)




Cindy Brown is a Portland author who writes the Ivy Meadows Mystery Series. Cindy’s background in theater is apparent in her mysteries, which include MacDeath, The Sound of Murder and Oliver Twisted, and display her wit and knowledge of comedy and drama onstage and off.




Kate and Cindy (and we assume, Ellie, too) are friends as well as fellow writers and they recently participated in a Book Chat episode at KLTV that is delightful, fun and funny to watch as they discuss a number of topics: where they get their ideas, on writing a series, first drafts, rejections, agents and publishers, and tips for other mystery writers (“You must have a body by page 30.”) You can watch the episode here: Book Chat




There will be an open mic period following the presentations at 7:30 pm., where people are welcome to read their writing for ten minutes each.

The monthly gathering of readers and writers meets the second Tuesday of each month, 6:00-8:00 PM, at Cassava, 1333 Broadway in Longview. The events are free and open to the public.


Cassava offers a dinner menu for those who wish to enjoy a meal with the readings, as well as local wines and brews.

For more information, contact Alan Rose at www.




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