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, […]

Interview with Susan Freire-Korn

I read Susan’s book, Soul Sisters, which made me understand where her amazing organization skills came from! Tell us about yourself. I am a retired Kaiser Permanente medical program senior consultant for administration.I am also a professional keynote speaker, educational instructor, and facilitator who has inspired many to change their lives for the better. I has […]

Interview with Alton Pryor

I met Alton at Gold Country Writers, where he advised me on some formatting issues I was having. This guy has the energy of three writers. He is always out at some event selling the many books he has written. His story is fascinating. Tell us about yourself. I have published over fifty books -many […]

Interview with Gayle Brandeis

Gayle Brandeis is the author of Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write, the novels The Book of Dead Birds, which won Barbara Kingsolver’s Bellwether Prize, Self Storage, and Delta Girls, and her first novel for young people, My Life with the Lincolns. Gayle teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Antioch […]