‘My Oh My’: Intriguing authors visiting Seattle to talk shop

Authors coming to Seattle the week of July 28 include Chris Colfer, of “Glee”; Billy Mac, author of “My Oh My: The Dave Niehaus Story”; and Meg Cabot, author of the “Princess Diaries” series, with her spinoff.

It’s midsummer, and author appearances are becoming a bit more sparse. Nonetheless, here’s a handful of intriguing possibilities this week. For full schedules, visit the website of your favorite bookstore or venue.


David MacNeal

Did you know that the worldwide ratio of insects to people is 1.4 billion to 1? (Yikes.) Journalist MacNeal, author of “Bugged: The Insects Who Rule the World and the People Obsessed with Them,” will discuss insect-related matter at 7 p.m. July 28 at Elliott Bay Book Co.

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Chris Colfer

The former star of “Glee” is in town to promote his new book, “The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide,” the sixth in his best-selling series for middle-schoolers. 6 p.m. July 28 at Jackson High School in Mill Creek; tickets are $19.99 (includes a copy of the book) and available through brownpapertickets.com.


Nicole Georges

The Portland-based author and illustrator will, appropriately, bring her Chihuahua mix (named Ponyo) to this event, celebrating her new graphic memoir “Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home.” 7 p.m. July 29 at Elliott Bay Book Co.


Robert Moor

Moor’s here to observe the paperback release of his 2016 book “On Trails — An Exploration,” for which he traveled the world pursuing his fascination of who creates trails, and why. The book was a winner of the 2017 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award. 7 p.m. July 31, Elliott Bay Book Co.

Billy Mac

Get out the rye bread and mustard, Grandma — it’s time to fondly remember the late Seattle Mariners sportscaster Dave Niehaus, who was the beloved voice of the team from its 1977 inaugural season until his death in…

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