Heidi Renee Mason

Book Signing with Heidi Renee Mason, “Love at First Crepe,” at C’est la vie French Café and Creperie

Drop in to C’est la vie French Café & Crêperie any time from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, for a book signing with local author Heidi Renee Mason. She is celebrating the release of her latest mystery novel, “Love at First Crepe.” Life becomes complicated for the main character, an easygoing chef, when she mashes up falling in love with foiling murder plots. The Amazon best-selling Mason cleverly combines crepes, kung fu, unexpected passion, and madcap mayhem in this humorous romantic mystery.

So order up some freshly made, seasonally inspired crêpes, a big café au lait, and chat with Mason about her books and her writing inspiration—and maybe find out what she might have planned for future novels! She is the author of “Investigating the Heart,” “Goodnight, Sweetheart,” “Steadfast Heart,” and “Always Hope”—and she’s always got another book in the works. You can also enter to win a copy of “Love at First Crepe.” To learn more about Mason, visit her website at www.heidireneemason.com.

C’est la vie is located at 1307 N.E. 78th St. #10 in the Hazel Dell area of Vancouver, and shares a location with owner Chef Keri Buhman’s sister business, Soirée Supper Club and Catering, which hosts monthly/seasonal multi-course, prix fixe dinners. Visit www.soireesupperclub.com/events/ to see what’s happening next, or, better yet, to sign up for Soirée’s newsletter.

Editor’s note: I can personally attest to the fact that these crêpes are mind-blowingly delicious.

Love at First Crepe Book Signing at C’est la vie

Drop in to C’est la vie French Café & Crêperie any time from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, for a book signing with local author Heidi Renee Mason. She is celebrating the release of her latest mystery novel, “Love at First Crepe.” Life becomes complicated for the main character, an easygoing chef, when she mashes up falling in love with foiling murder plots. The Amazon best-selling Mason cleverly combines crepes, kung fu, unexpected passion, and madcap mayhem in this humorous romantic mystery.

So order up some freshly made, seasonally inspired crêpes, a big café au lait, and chat with Mason about her books and her writing inspiration—and maybe find out what she might have planned for future novels! She is the author of “Investigating the Heart,” “Goodnight, Sweetheart,” “Steadfast Heart,” and “Always Hope”—and she’s always got another book in the works. You can also enter to win a copy of “Love at First Crepe.” To learn more about Mason, visit her website at www.heidireneemason.com.

C’est la vie is located at 1307 N.E. 78th St. #10 in the Hazel Dell area of Vancouver, and shares a location with owner Chef Keri Buhman’s sister business, Soirée Supper Club and Catering, which hosts monthly/seasonal multi-course, prix fixe dinners. Visit www.soireesupperclub.com/events/ to see what’s happening next, or, better yet, to sign up for Soirée’s newsletter.

Above image: one of C’est la vie’s delicious raspberry-and-lemon-curd crêpes. Editor’s note: I can personally attest to the fact that these crêpes are mind-blowingly delicious.

Love at First Crepe: Book Signing with Heidi Renee Mason at Burnt Bridge Cellars

Drop in to Burnt Bridge Cellars any time from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, for a book signing with local author Heidi Renee Mason. She is celebrating the release of her latest mystery novel, “Love at First Crepe.” Life becomes complicated for the main character, an easygoing chef, when she mashes up falling in love with foiling murder plots. The Amazon best-selling Mason cleverly combines crepes, kung fu, unexpected passion, and madcap mayhem in this humorous romantic mystery.

Burnt Bridge Cellars, “Vancouver’s urban winery,” is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver at 1500 Broadway St. Established in 2010, Burnt Bridge Cellars is named after the creek that runs east-to-west through the middle of Vancouver. They craft compelling, award-winning wines in small lots from Washington’s best vineyards. Visit http://www.burntbridgecellars.com/our-wines to see what wines are available to taste or purchase from their beautiful tasting room. The tasting room will be open from 1 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, offering glass pours and bottle sales all day. Their patio will also be open to enjoy the summer breezes.

“Love at First Crepe” Book Signing at Burnt Bridge Cellars

Drop in to Burnt Bridge Cellars any time from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, for a book signing with local author Heidi Renee Mason. She is celebrating the release of her latest mystery novel, “Love at First Crepe.” Life becomes complicated for the main character, an easygoing chef, when she mashes up falling in love with foiling murder plots. The Amazon best-selling Mason cleverly combines crepes, kung fu, unexpected passion, and madcap mayhem in this humorous romantic mystery.

Burnt Bridge Cellars, “Vancouver’s urban winery,” is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver at 1500 Broadway St. Established in 2010, Burnt Bridge Cellars is named after the creek that runs east-to-west through the middle of Vancouver. They craft compelling, award-winning wines in small lots from Washington’s best vineyards. Visit http://www.burntbridgecellars.com/our-wines to see what wines are available to taste or purchase from their beautiful tasting room. The tasting room will be open from 1 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, offering glass pours and bottle sales all day. Their patio will also be open to enjoy the summer breezes.

Heidi Renee Mason at Vintage Books

Meet bestselling author Heidi Renee Mason from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, when she’ll be at Vintage Books to talk about and sign copies of Goodnight, Sweetheart, the newest book in her Follow Your Heart series. Mason’s debut novel, Investigating the Heart, was released in September 2015 by Solstice Publishing. Goodnight, Sweetheart is the sequel, continuing the story of Liam and Emma O’Reilly, who are ready to settle down into their happily ever after, but Fate has other things in store for them. Mason’s third book—Always Hope, released just last month—is a stand-alone women’s fiction novel focusing on Hope West, who reluctantly returns to her hometown and is confronted by secrets from her past. Copies of both books will be available for sale and Mason is happy to chat with her fans!

Heidi Renee Mason, Writers’ Group at Vintage Books

Meet bestselling author Heidi Renee Mason from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, when she’ll be at Vintage Books to talk about and sign copies of Goodnight, Sweetheart, the newest book in her Follow Your Heart series. Mason’s debut novel, Investigating the Heart, was released in September 2015 by Solstice Publishing. Goodnight, Sweetheart is the sequel, continuing the story of Liam and Emma O’Reilly, who are ready to settle down into their happily ever after, but Fate has other things in store for them. Mason’s third book—Always Hope, released just last month—is a stand-alone women’s fiction novel focusing on Hope West, who reluctantly returns to her hometown and is confronted by secrets from her past. Copies of both books will be available for sale and Mason is happy to chat with her fans!

At 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11, Vintage Books will host another edition of its monthly writers’ workshop, Sunday Sessions. December’s special guest is Christine Fletcher, who will give a presentation called “I Couldn’t Put It Down! Using Conflict to Hook Your Readers,” followed by a question-and-answer session and some hands-on practice. “Conflict on every page” is common advice for fiction writers, and this workshop will give writers the chance to explore the many flavors of conflict, from the knife-edge tension of silence to the excitement of a full-on battle scene. Fletcher, a local Young Adult author, will discuss how conflict advances plot, reveals character, raises the stakes, and how its skillful use will keep readers turning pages well into the wee hours. Copies of Fletcher’s books, Tallulah Falls and Ten Cents a Dance, will be available for purchase and signing.

First Friday, Book Signing at Burnt Bridge

There’s always something delightful happening at Burnt Bridge Cellars in downtown Vancouver, and First Friday, Nov. 4, is no exception. Guests at the beautiful tasting room will enjoy live music by David Tutmark, a classical guitarist who widely performs in the Pacific Northwest. Coming from a background in electric guitar and rock, David began studying classical guitar at Portland State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in classical guitar performance. Between 2012 and 2015 alone, Tutmark gave over 300 performances—and now you can be lucky enough to listen while sipping an award-winning glass of Burnt Bridge wine.

While you’re there, you’ll want to see the marvelous mixed media works by Vicki McArdle and Rosana Berdichevsky. McArdle incorporates twigs, branches, recycled silk and fiber, matals and stones in her work, woven together with grasses from all over the world. Berdichevsky works with colors through paper, crayons, color pencils, canvasses and brushes while creating a college of textures and patterns.

Naturally, you’ll need nibbles to go with your wine, and Class Cooking will satisfy your cravings with a selection of small plates, including pinchos morunos (spicy pork kebabs) with asparagus and aioli, individual paellas (rice, chicken, shrimp and clams), a melon, chorizo and artichoke salad, a cheese and salami board, and pastel de chocolate (chocolate, orange and almond cake).

If you wake up on Saturday morning and feel like you need more wine (and really, who doesn’t?) come back any time from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, for a book signing with local author Heidi Renee Mason, who has just released her second book, “Goodnight, Sweetheart.” Copies of the book will be available to purchase on site. To learn more about Mason, visit heidireneemason.wordpress.com.

Local Author Fair

The weather’s damp, rainy, and gray—and you know what that means. More time to cozy up with a book! Southwest Washington and Clark County in particular is graced with some extraordinarily talented and prolific authors, covering everything from mysteries to histories to romance. The Camas Public Library invites you to meet our local authors in person at the Local Author Fair, happening at the Camas Library from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29.

The authors slated to attend include Kate Dyer-Seeley (a.k.a. Ellie Alexander) who writes the Pacific Northwest Mystery Series as well as the Bakeshop Mystery Series, respectively. (Full editorial disclosure: I’m a huge fan! Plus Kate/Ellie is absolutely delightful in person.) Also on the docket are the award-winning Gary Corbin (author of “Lying in Wait” and “The Mountain Man’s Dog”); Jerusha Jones (author of the Tin Can Cozy Mystery Series); Kate Kort (author of “Glass”); Cheryl Linn Martin (author of the Hawaiian Island Detective Club books); and Heidi Renee Mason
(author of “Investigating the Heart” and “Goodnight, Sweetheart”).

Many of these books are available to check out at the library, or you can always purchase them from the North Bank’s fave independent bookstore (and also the largest indie bookstore in Southwest Washington), Vintage Books. The Camas Public Library is located at 625 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. For more information about the Local Author Fair, call Connie Scott at 360-834-4692 or cscott@cityofcamas.us.

Local Author Fair

The weather’s damp, rainy, and gray—and you know what that means. More time to cozy up with a book! Southwest Washington and Clark County in particular is graced with some extraordinarily talented and prolific authors, covering everything from mysteries to histories to romance. The Camas Public Library invites you to meet our local authors in person at the Local Author Fair, happening at the Camas Library from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29.

The authors slated to attend include Kate Dyer-Seeley (a.k.a. Ellie Alexander) who writes the Pacific Northwest Mystery Series as well as the Bakeshop Mystery Series, respectively. (Full editorial disclosure: I’m a huge fan! Plus Kate/Ellie is absolutely delightful in person.) Also on the docket are the award-winning Gary Corbin (author of “Lying in Wait” and “The Mountain Man’s Dog”); Jerusha Jones (author of the Tin Can Cozy Mystery Series); Kate Kort (author of “Glass”); Cheryl Linn Martin (author of the Hawaiian Island Detective Club books); and Heidi Renee Mason
(author of “Investigating the Heart” and “Goodnight, Sweetheart”).

Many of these books are available to check out at the library, or you can always purchase them from the North Bank’s fave independent bookstore (and also the largest indie bookstore in Southwest Washington), Vintage Books. The Camas Public Library is located at 625 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. For more information about the Local Author Fair, call Connie Scott at 360-834-4692 or cscott@cityofcamas.us.

“Investigating the Heart” Book Signing with Heidi Renee Mason

Get to know local author Heidi Renee Mason during a special appearance at the Camas Public Library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Mason recently released her well-received debut novel, “Investigating the Heart,” set in a coffee whop owned by heroine Emma McCoy. The story follows McCoy as she faces her fears about relationships while navigating the danger that seems to be following her at every turn. “This is ultimately a love story about second chances,” says Mason, “but the undercurrent of suspense is very real, keeping the reader guessing until the very end.”

Copies of Investigating the Heart, which was published by Solstice Publishing’s Summer Solstice imprint, will be available to purchase and to be signed by Mason during the event. You can also buy copies at the delightful Vintage Books in Vancouver. For more information about Mason, who lives in Ridgefield and is currently writing her second book, “Hope Found,” visit www.heidireneemason.wordpress.com.

The Camas Public Library is located at 625 N.E. 4th Ave. This event is free and no registration is necessary. For more information, call 360-634-4692.

Above image: detail from the cover of “Investigating the Heart.”

Investigating the Heart at Camas Library

Get to know local author Heidi Renee Mason during a special appearance at the Camas Public Library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Mason recently released her well-received debut novel, “Investigating the Heart,” set in a coffee whop owned by heroine Emma McCoy. The story follows McCoy as she faces her fears about relationships while navigating the danger that seems to be following her at every turn. “This is ultimately a love story about second chances,” says Mason, “but the undercurrent of suspense is very real, keeping the reader guessing until the very end.”

Copies of Investigating the Heart, which was published by Solstice Publishing’s Summer Solstice imprint, will be available to purchase and to be signed by Mason during the event. You can also buy copies at the delightful Vintage Books in Vancouver. For more information about Mason, who lives in Ridgefield and is currently writing her second book, “Hope Found,” visit www.heidireneemason.wordpress.com.

The Camas Public Library is located at 625 N.E. 4th Ave. This event is free and no registration is necessary. For more information, call 360-634-4692.

Above image: detail from the cover of “Investigating the Heart.”

“Investigating the Heart” Book Signing with Heidi Renee Mason

Enjoy an excellent cup of coffee while getting to know local author Heidi Renee Mason, who just released her debut novel, “Investigating the Heart.” Drop by Seasons Coffee, Tea & Remedies in Ridgefield any time from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 21, to attend the book signing and meet Mason, a Ridgefield resident. (…and Seasons Coffee is the ideal location, since the novel’s protagonist owns a coffee shop.)

Investigating the Heart, which was released in September by Solstice Publishing’s Summer Solstice imprint, follows Emma McCoy, a woman who is forced to face her fears about relationships while navigating the danger that seems to be following her at every turn. “This is ultimately a love story about second chances,” says Mason, “but the undercurrent of suspense is very real, keeping the reader guessing until the very end.”

Copies of “Investigating the Heart” will be available at the book signing event, and they can also be found at the delightful Vintage Books in Vancouver. For more information about Mason, who is currently writing her second book, visit www.heidireneemason.wordpress.com. Seasons Coffee is located in the lobby of the Old Liberty Theater, in downtown Ridgefield at 115 N. Main Ave.

Investigating the Heart

Enjoy an excellent cup of coffee while getting to know local author Heidi Renee Mason, who just released her debut novel, “Investigating the Heart.” Drop by Seasons Coffee, Tea & Remedies in Ridgefield any time from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 21, to attend the book signing and meet Mason, a Ridgefield resident. (…and Seasons Coffee is the ideal location, since the novel’s protagonist owns a coffee shop.)

Investigating the Heart, which was released in September by Solstice Publishing’s Summer Solstice imprint, follows Emma McCoy, a woman who is forced to face her fears about relationships while navigating the danger that seems to be following her at every turn. “This is ultimately a love story about second chances,” says Mason, “but the undercurrent of suspense is very real, keeping the reader guessing until the very end.”

Copies of “Investigating the Heart” will be available at the book signing event, and they can also be found at the delightful Vintage Books in Vancouver. For more information about Mason, who is currently writing her second book, visit www.heidireneemason.wordpress.com. Seasons Coffee is located in the lobby of the Old Liberty Theater, in downtown Ridgefield at 115 N. Main Ave.

Above image: detail from the cover of “Investigating the Heart.”