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I’m so excited to present the first four books of the Writers Grotto’s new Lit Starts series of writing guides. Two more—Writing Memoir and Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy—are due out in February 2020. These are fun, write-in journals with essays about each topic. They make great gifts for writers and students. Buy your copies here!

Lit Starts, Writers Grotto, writing books


Our Networking for Introverts panel at AWP in Los Angeles got two write-ups!



Walter Mosely and me at AWP16


Why It’s a Great Time to Be A Literary Introvert on

Writing Community Goes Way Beyond Social Media on Media Bistro’s Galley Cat blog



California Writers Club Mt. Diablo (speaker)

Writing as a Team Sport: Discover Hidden Talents,  Improve your Productivity, and Launch a Successful Writing Career Through Other Writers 

2 p.m. February 11, 2017

The Lifecycle of a Book (panelist)

Bay Area Book Festival

10 a.m. June 4, 2016


Stranger Than Fiction (reader)

January 24, 4-6 p.m., 2016

Edinburgh Castle, San Francisco


Networking for Introverts (moderator)


10 a.m. March 31, 2016

Los Angeles Convention Center


The Creative Dynamics of Writing Communities (panelist)

Bay Area Book Festival

10 a.m. June 7, 2015


Folk & Fiction (reader)

AWP 15

Black Forest Inn

5-6 p.m. April 9, 2015


Social Media Secrets for Authors (moderator)

AWP 15

9 a.m. April 9, 2015

Minneapolis Convention Center


Writing for the Right Reasons: The Joys and Hazards of the Literary Life (panelist)

San Francisco Writers Conference

3 p.m. February 14, 2015


Stranger Than Fiction (reader)

February 22, 4-6 p.m., 2015

Edinburgh Castle, San Francisco


Earth, Wind, Water and Fire: A Night With the Elements (co-host)

San Francisco Writers’ Grotto LitCrawl Reading

6 p.m. Oct. , 2014