Edmonds resident Barbara Kindness will speak Monday, 11 a.m., at the Edmonds Library. Her talk, “Pitfalls, Promises, Purpose: Becoming a Successful Author in Today’s Marketplace,” will feature tips from her career as a publicist, editor and writer.
As publicist for Olympic skater Rosalynn Sumners, Kindness arranged national media interviews, and wrote an article for TEEN magazine. Today, Kindness serves as publicity coordinator for Sno-King Community Chorale and the annual DeMiero Jazz Festival, and books speakers, prepares media kits for authors and artists, and is an editor and book doctor for fiction and nonfiction work. She coauthored an autobiography of a Hall of Fame basketball coach in “My Impossible Dream – The Story of Chuck Randall.”
Kindness was former president of Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, American Cancer Society (South Snohomish County unit), Stevens Hospital Foundation, Interfaith Hospitality Network of Seattle, Edmonds Historic Preservation Commission, and Lake Forest Park Rotary. Among many distinctions, she was the first woman inducted into Edmonds Rotary (1987).
The public is invited to this free event, although seating is limited. For more information, see the EPIC Group Writers website.