November 29th, 2014


A memorial service for Drusilla is scheduled for 11am at St. Paul’s Cathedral – (2728 6th Ave San Diego, CA 92103). Read More…




September 27, 2014


I hope you enjoyed In Doubt presented as Reader’s Theatre by The Poolhouse Project at San Diego Writers, Ink.


September 12, 2014


I enjoyed kicking off San Diego Writers, Ink’s Fall for Writing Conference.


February 15-18, 2013


I enjoyed teaching Novelcram at the Southern California Writers’ Conference in San Diego.


November 3, 2012


I had a great time at the 2012 Avondale Writer’s Conference teaching Don’t Waste Time – Start Right!


October 11, 2012, 7-9 p.m.

I thoroughly enjoyed the Fiction Read & Critique at the inaugural Fall into Writing Conference at San Diego Writers, Ink.


September 28, 2012, 6-9 p.m.


I had a great time at Blueprint: An evening of food, music, short stories, poetry and an appreciation of all things blue at the Mingei International Museum – hosted by the always wonderful Grant Barret.


September 13 & 20, 2012


I enjoyed  teaching “First Chapter: Make it Pop!”, a two-day workshop, at San Diego Writers, Ink.


April 5 & 12, 2012


We had a blast at “The Story Starter: Getting it Right the First Time”, a two-day workshop, at San Diego Writers’ Ink.


March 20, 2012


I enthusiastically enjoyed discussing Little Girl Gone via Skype with my Westchester, NY Theta sisters’ Kite Tales Book Club.


March 8 & 15, 2012 – 7-9 pm


We worked hard at the two-day workshop, Scenes: How to Write a Novel in Your Reader’s Head, at San Diego Writers, Ink.


February 28, 2012 -7:30pm

We braved the rain for a discussion of Little Girl Gone at Warwick’s in La Jolla, CA


February 17-19, 2012


We worked until we could work no more at Novelcram: The Fiction Writers’ Bootcamp at the Southern California Writers’ Conference in San Diego.


February 2, 2012 – 6pm


Thanks to everyone who joined Adventures by the Book, Project SARAH, and San Diego Writers, Ink, for the Little Girl Gone Writing Workshop Adventure.


January 18, 2012


I loved the discussion with the Manic Mommies Book Club about Little Girl Gone.


January 24,2012


I enjoyed judging the forum game at The game starts at 4pm PST.


November 10 & 17, 2011


I taught Novel Plotting at San Diego Writers, Ink.


September 24-25, 2011


I saw many old friends and made some new ones, while teaching NovelCram at the Southern California Writers’ Conference in Newport Beach.


August 23 & 30, 2011


I taught Crafting the First Chapter at San Diego Writers, Ink.


June 20, 2011


I enjoyed speaking and making new friends at the 2011 Santa Barbara Writers Conference.


April 14, 21, 28, 2011


I taught Aspects of the Craft Part 2: The Big Idea, Words, and Character Building at San Diego Writers, Ink.


February 18-21, 2011


I taught NovelCram at the Southern California Writers’ Conference in San Diego.


January 20, 27, February 3, 2011


I taught Aspects of Novelcraft Part One: Description, Dialogue, First Chapters at San Diego Writers, Ink.


January 15, 2011


As usual, I enjoyed speaking with Marla Miller of Marketing the Muse during her weekly blog talk radio show. Of course the great thing about the internet is that you can listen to it here!


November 17, 2010


I’m proud that The Good Sister was selected for the Manic Mommies! November Book Club. The discussion was great.


November 6, 4-6pm, 2010


Publishing Party for The Good Sister at San Diego Writers, Ink. Some photos of the event can be found via facebook,  here.


October  17, 2010


3 Women, 3 Genres, 3 o’clock at South Park’s The Grove with fellow writer Judy Reeves and Phyllis Pilgrim was a great success. I was proud to be included with such great writers.


October 9, 2010


I was at The San Diego County Library Book Festival with Judy Reeves, Zoreh Gharemani, and Jim Ruland. What a great day! For some pictures of the fun, visit me on facebook.