Kathleen is married and the proud mother of two fledged children. Other avocations are playing cello in the Napa Valley Chamber Orchestra and making noise on a viola in a quartet of friends. She is a passionate advocate for single-payer/Medicare for all and serves on the national board of Physicians for a National Health Program.
Baker is managing partner of Book Marketing Mentor, a resource and consulting group based in Sonoma. She is past President of The Bay Area Independent Publishers Association, BAIPA); on the Board of the Bay Area Consultants Network (BACN); Membership Chair of Redwood Writers and Redwood Writers Academy. A member of the Napa Valley Writers Club and the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA).
Baker earned an MHROD from USF, B.A. in Drama from San Diego State University, certificate in Applied Graphics from Santa Rosa Junior College, is a Certified Action Plan Marketing Coach, a certified Constant Contact service provider, and engagement marketing expert. She lives in Sonoma, California with four chickens and her husband Garry.
Baker is writing a memoir/guidebook that proves women with ovarian can take charge of their treatment and recovery.
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After a career in Silicon Valley, Gary pursued passion projects, studying astrophysics and philosophy. He’s spent the last two decades thinking about how to live a balanced, meaningful life in a rapidly evolving technological world. This self-reflective journey infuses his novel with insights about our future and the challenges we will face in finding purpose.
Before turning to writing speculative fiction, Gary worked in a variety of Silicon Valley tech companies. He was eBay’s Chief Financial Officer and led the company’s initial and secondary public offerings. Gary has an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MA degree in philosophy from San Francisco State University. He has two children with Cynthia, his wife of forty-three years. When not traveling the world, he raises bees and makes a nice Cabernet at the family’s Napa vineyard. He and his family live in San Francisco.
- Paint with a Typewriter/Type with a Brush, Exploring the Imaginary Worlds of Ray Bradbury through the Art of Illustration
- The libretto for Bradbury’s Mars, the Musical
- The Man in the Hat, the Poetic Spirit at Work in Poetry, Painting, and Prose
- The White Book: The Apollonian System, a Complete Metaphysical Philosophy in Three Volumes
- The Art of Poetry in Twelve Poems
Lance also exhibits his paintings, reads his prose, and recites his poetry in what he characterizes as performance art.
Two of my poems-written during the early covid times-were accepted into Third Harvest, NVW’s upcoming 2022 anthology.
My Writing/Blog sites are: https://trustyourcrookedeye.blogspot.com/?view=magazine
Her work focuses on personal topics such as love, relationships, grief and memory loss.
Ms Ingalls has a colorful history in stage, comedy, auto racing, radio broadcasting, and teaching. All of this feeds her broad scope of writing in memoir, prose, fiction and opinion essays. She has received praise from critics, colleagues and writers for her heartfelt honesty and emotional depths.
Joanne received a Pushcart Prize nomination and has won a number of contests including the Benicia Love Poetry contest. Several of her poems have been published in the San Francisco Chronicle. She continues taking Bay Area writing workshops and Writer’s Studio workshops, enjoys Zumba now on-zoom, and spoiling her seven grandchildren who call her Savta. .Joanne’s first book of poetry My Runaway Hourglass, conceived while she was home sheltering-in-place, was published in summer of 2020 (Poetica Publications), Joannejagoda.com
His debut novel, STANDARD OF CARE (Sentient Publications), is a tale of ethical crisis and redemption set in the world of mega-corporate health care. It was a finalist in the 2008 Indie Excellence Awards for fiction. His multiple award-winning novel, 2018’s FORTNIGHT ON MAXWELL STREET (Bay Tree Publishing), is “true fiction,” a medical drama set in inner-city Chicago in the days immediately preceding and following the assassination of Martin Luther King. It is available in paperback, Kindle, and audiobook versions. He is currently working on a third novel, set on the island of Kauai in the late 20th century.
A native Chicagoan, he counts among his accomplishments a happy family, a career-long commitment to the well-being of children, modest skill as a clawhammer banjo player, and survival, so far, in the arenas of narrative prose and music journalism. He lives in Napa, California.
When not delivering babies and seeing patients, she teaches medical students and spends her free time reading, traveling, running, and writing. She writes articles for various online publications as well as on medium.com. She has self-published 2 books of memoir over the past 2 years. Womb With A View, and Motherhood, Medicine and Me.
Her first Young Adult novel, Fauxcialite, was published in 2016. Her second YA novel, The Last Pageant in Texas, was published in 2019. She is currently working on her third novel which is of the New Adult genre. Her short stories have appeared in Napa Valley Writers 2019 and 2021 anthologies.
Sarita served as President, Publicity Chair, Newsletter Editor, and Co-Workshop Coordinator for Napa Valley Writers. She is currently enrolled in taxidermy school.
He has published a handful of poems and short stories online and in several print anthologies. A few months ago, he published his first book of fiction, a collection of short stories about six unconventional grandmothers titled “Grandmother’s Devil and other Tempting Tales.” You can read some snippets from the stories at www.grandmothersdevil.com and buy the print or eBook on Amazon or your favorite bookseller.
Marty hosts “The Storytellers” program on OZCAT Community Radio in Vallejo, the third Thursday of each month and is a member of the Benicia Writers Workshop, Napa Valley Writers and Redwood Writers. He is working, more or less feverishly, on a novel or two.
Jim Mc Donald retired from his career as a podiatrist in 2014 and began a creative journey as writer and painter. He lives in Yountville and is vice-chair of the Yountville Arts Commission.
His most recent chapbook is Visual Language with poems that dwell in the space between the visual and language. Previous chapbooks include Takeoff (2018), Hourglass (2019), and also the broadside Fly Museum (2020).
Born in Arkansas, he moved with his family to California as a young boy. Following publication of technical research and report documents during his professional career, he now writes biographical short stories of his early years, and fictional works from his years living in Europe, Florida, and California. Two of his short stories appear in the anthology Meritage; Collected Works From Napa Valley Writers 2019, and he has written articles for a regional newspaper.
Since 2017, Eli has been volunteering at Carnegie Mellon University to teach graduate students about crypto, AI, innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology. She is passionate about growing the next generation of STEM leaders and has helped many startups with product-market-fit.
Eli holds an MS degree from Carnegie Mellon, a BS degree from Sonoma State University, and has completed Y Combinator’s Startup school. She donates a bitcoin & blockchain scholarship to the San Francisco Writers Conference.
weekly open mic in San Francisco. Her small press, Meridien PressWorks, has published 20 writers.
Jeanne loves films old and new, foreign and domestic, and writes reviews for starkinsider online. She has taught in the CS, OLLI, and UB programs on college campuses.
Jeanne earned degrees from Wayne State University and University of San Francisco.
Claudette’s experience spans two decades, having received a Master’s degree in Business alongside four other degrees. She served as the VP of sales and marketing at an internationally recognized winery. She currently teaches business and entrepreneurship as a tenured professor at Napa Valley College.
Before she started writing, Claudette worked diligently developing a leadership curriculum for first and fifth graders, which she has since successfully adapted into multiple elementary schools, as well as for the Girl Scouts of America. Additionally, she lends her talents as a radio DJ on 99.3 The Vine, interviewing “Kool Kids” who are making a difference in their community.
When she’s not writing or teaching leadership and entrepreneurship to young minds, you can find her mentoring other female founders, as well as exploring the outdoors in the Napa Valley with her husband and two young sons.
A writer, poet, and marketing consultant living in Napa Valley, Lisa previously worked in journalism, public relations, and real estate. She has published a number of business articles in print and online platforms. In addition to writing poetry and personal essays, Lisa is currently working on a children’s picture book. She is a mother, grandmother, and a reading tutor for elementary school students, who loves to watch a child’s delight in a good story. Lisa is a member of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators.
As of 2019, Wendee blends her favorite things, mindfulness, writing, and horsemanship, with “Experiences” through Airbnb. The writing workshop is called “Write with the Herd – Meet me at the Gate” where up to six participants interact with horses, and respond to writing prompts at Brioso Vineyard Stables on Mount Veeder in Napa County, CA.She also guides guests in practicing Reiki with Animals. Please see descriptions in the links here, and if interested in local or NVW discount, call 707.337.8599.
Write with the Herd
Horse Education and Guided Reiki
You can find her short stories, essays, poetry and short memoirs on her blog at www.rosewinters.com/blog
(published songwriter, Ray Charles sang one of her songs!) 😊
West Coast Songwriter of the month 2019: Berkeley, Vallejo and Petaluma
West Coast Songwriter of the Year: Petaluma
(I’m grateful to say that because of NVW’s 2019 anthology, I am now a published writer!)
- Memoire: COMIC BOOK CHRONICLES, METAMORPHOSIS OF A CAVE DWELLER and more
- Dystopian Futuristic Fantasy: THE NETHER and WAR GENE
- Murder/Romance Whodunnit DOUBLOON and MURDER AT THE PINE COVE INN
- Superhero Adventure: CAPTAIN GRIZZLY
- Coming of Age: (At 40!) MARLENA TAKES A TRIP and (at 17) CALI’S MOJO
- Short Stories: EVOLUTION OF AN INNOCENT and much more
- Poetry: (piles of ‘em)
- Essays/Short Memoire: (lots of those too, my favorite being BLACKBERRY LOVE
Short fiction has appeared in American Fiction Volume 13, North Atlantic Review, Pleiades, Palo Alto Review, and other literary magazines.