SASP Members Esther and Bob Hildahl selling books at the Shadle Park

Arts and Craft Fair in early November.


Do You Have a Book In You?

Check out Spokane Authors & Self-Publishers!

We are authors of all ages and various levels of accomplishment, from those published by NY houses, to writers just starting out. Our organization is a place to network, to learn about publishing and promotion, and to make new friends who understand the writing life.

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Click Our Speakers! to see brochure

Many members of Spokane Authors and Self-Publishers are available to speak to various groups and organizations.  Go to “Members” at left and click on names with a triple asterisk (***) to find contact information, subject matter, and expected (if any) compensation. 

Note change in location and time!

Spokane Authors & Self-Publishers

 normally meets the FIRST THURSDAY of the month.

Beginning in September, we will meet on the SECOND Thursday of each month. The room will be available at 1 pm and we’ll generally get underway at 1:30

Join us on August 4, 2022

at the

Shadle Park Library,

2111 W. Wellesley Ave,

in Spokane

The meeting will start at 11:30 am, with the room available at 11 am

(NOTE CHANGE OF TIME… for this meeting only!)

Our speakers will be:

Brooke Matson, Executive Director of Spark Central


Annie McKinlay, Host of KYRS Thin Air Radio’s Page Turner


Our next meeting will be

Thursday, September 8, 2022, with our meeting starting at about 1:30 pm.



The “PROGRAMS” page (to the left) is where you can learn about upcoming SASP meetings, member events, group events, and other writer related happenings in the local area.

Please note:  Many events and activities may have been cancelled due to the current health situation.


Read about our June 2022 meeting!


Read about our July 2022 meeting!



Visit “Members” at left to learn more about our members and their books

The latest edition of SASP NEWS is available via “Newsletters”

“NEWS” lists books by current and recently current members that are available on Amazon/Kindle


A Free Read!

SASP Member J. B. Rivard has offered to let us post his latest work on our web-site. Find Dangerous Parallel by clicking above.


Member Web-Sites you might want to visit!

Anya Carlson and J. B. Rivards at:  

Beth Camp’s at:   


Click here

for a list of local Artists, illustrators, photographers

 willing to work with local authors to create cover illustrations and more


Beginning in September, the meeting room will open at 1 PM and the meeting will start at 1:30 PM, when we will introduce any guests in attendance, our featured speaker or other event.  Following our premier event, we break for 15 minutes and then reconvene for club business and reports from members and guests about their writing, publishing, and marketing efforts.

          We encourage members to bring and display their published books at our meetings. There is a table where you can place your books for viewing or sale.  You may also donate books or other items of interest as door prizes.

          The president usually conducts a drawing for any donated books or items for SASP paid members. Guests and unpaid members may purchase a drawing ticket for $1. (Members may also purchase additional tickets for $1.)

          We invite and encourage guests to attend our meetings. We are sure you will find help and encouragement from fellow writers and will want to join us. We enthusiastically welcome guests of individual SASP members.

          To join Spokane Authors and Self-Publishers, simply attend a meeting and pay your dues for the year. If you cannot attend, mail your dues and contact information to the address below.

          Membership dues of $15 are due in January. (Initial dues are $15 if joining in December, January, February or March; $10 if joining in April, May, June, or July; and $5 if joining in August, September, October or November.) To avoid being dropped from our roster and Web-site, please mail your renewal to: SASP, P.O. Box 18573, Spokane, WA 99228-0573. Since we now meet at the Shadle Library there are normally no other expenses involved with membership in Spokane Authors and Self-Publishers.

          Chuck O’Connor, Elmer Freeman, Joe Meiners, and Dan Volmer established this non-profit organization. They wanted to share with others their interests in writing, producing, and publishing their own books. SASP held its first public meeting November 1998. The founders want members to share their experience, expertise, and resources for mutual benefit. Membership is open to anyone, published or unpublished who is interested in self-publishing. (Over the past ten years the organization has grown to include writers, poets, photographers, artists, and illustrators, and those attempting traditional as well as self-publishing.)


Here are our bylaws.



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