Interview with R.M. Wilburn

Facebook can be marvelous for meeting new folks. I have joined a few writers group and I was thrilled when I read about RM Wilburn’s unique work. A combination of collage and story…right up my alley. I’m happy to introduce the rest of you to this novel novelist. (Okay, that was even too much for […]

Interview with Mark Wiederanders

I met Mark at the Sierra Writers conference and loved his book! I have a special place in my heart for Robert Louis Stevenson because “I have a little shadow….” was the first poem I ever memorized…first grade. I still can recite it to this day.  Mark Wiederanders’ first novel, Stevenson’s Treasure, was a finalist in […]

Interview with Dimitri Keriotis

I had the great luck to take a workshop from Dimitri Keriotis AND to read his delightful book of short stories. Dimitri Keriotis’s debut collection of short stories, The Quiet Time, was released by SFA Press. His stories have appeared in Beloit Fiction Journal, Georgetown Review, Evening Street Review, Flyway,BorderSenses, and elsewhere. Raised in Northern California, he was educated at […]

Interview with Jordan Fisher Smith

I read Smith’s book, Nature Noir, in 2013 when it was the featured book for Placer County, California’s “everybody reads” program, “One Book, One Community. I really loved the book (and the event), so when I ran into Jordan at a recent writer’s workshop I couldn’t resist trying out his new book, Engineering Eden. I wasn’t […]

Interview with Mary Volmer

I met Mary last year when I attended “Bridging: A One Day Writing Retreat with Keynote Speaker Cherrie Moraga”, which was Mary’s brainchild. Working with Hedgebrook she put on a wonderful full day of positive writing experiences for many women.  Meeting Mary was instant friendship! She is full of energy and motivation and I love […]

Missing Laurie

I keep re-writing this. There are so many emotions swirling through my mind, and I am writing about a topic that is impossible to think of without crying. Someone died. I can’t say she was a long time friend, I can’t say we were particularly close. What I want to say is that she was […]

Interview with Songwriter Drew James

I am always on the lookout for musicians I meet in person. I like to support them by buying a CD, I like to have new music to listen to and I need musicians willing to let me use their work on my book trailers and videos. I have met many wonderful people this way. […]

Interview with Author Suzanne Vince

I met Suzanne Whitfield Vince at the Solano Book Festival – I love to “swap” books with other authors and get to know them. Suzanne works full time and is amazing in her prolific writing, squeezed in between her busy life. Now you can learn about her and check out her wonderful books. Tell us […]

Interview with Laurie Hoirup

I recently manned a vendor table at the Solano Bookfest. I was lucky to be seated next to Laurie Hoirup and throughout the day we spent time chatting (and solving all the problems of the world!) Laurie is 59 years old, was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA 2) and has lived with a significant physical […]

Interview with artist Sandra Bruce

I met Sandra Bruce many years ago when we both had an desire to learn to dye fabric. The subsequent group – Friends to Dye For – met for years and our scope swept well beyond fiber arts (although that is still a focus for all of us). Sandra is a gifted illustrator, quilter and artist, […]