is an author, collaborator,
ghostwriter, and screenwriter in both fiction and non-fiction.
been a film and theater critic, a fashion editor, journalist,
and syndicated political columnist. She writes book proposals
for clients and speaks on the subject. Her first mystery was
published in December 2013 and is the
first of a series. Please click to visit her
Born and raised on Cape Cod, Donna
splits her residence between Laguna Woods, and the Palm Springs
area in Southern California. Dr. Bevans holds a Doctorate in
Clinical Psychology and has been a keynote speaker, trainer, and
presenter educating audiences about family violence, stress and
anger management, divorce recovery, and job burnout. Visit her
is an award-winning watercolor artist. She has also earned many
awards for writing. Currently working on three children's novels
and ten picture books, she has been published in
many books and magazines. Please click to visit her
Cleary is a professor of bilingual education who lives in
downtown Madrid, Spain. A graduate of Vermont College's Program
in Writing for Children, Patricia has authored several bilingual
books and has written Spanish language curricula for high school
students. Of Kira and the Immigrant Thief, she says, "My
best childhood friend jumped into life wholeheartedly. This
included both the Southern California surf and protests against
the despoiling of the sea. She acted with her heart first and
dealt with the consequences later. I wondered, if she were
dropped into a cosmopolitan city like Madrid, having to tackle a
multitude of cultures and languages, what would happen to her?
Larry K. and Lorna Collins
Larry have been
married nearly fifty years. They both worked in Osaka on Universal Studios
Japan, the basis for their memoir. They have since written two
mysteries, short stories, a fantasy, and a
historical novel. Lorna has contributed to six romance
anthologies. They are currently working on two more mysteries,
three sci-fi novels, another fantasy novel, and a sequel to
their historical novel. Please click to visit
their website. And
Don Cotner joined the Army
Air Corps reserve, and in May of 1943, he was called to active
duty. His book, 1001 B-29s Avenge Pearl Harbor, stirringly
recounts some of his experiences. In later years, he and his
wife, Jean, competed as race walkers in the Senior Olympics,
winning numerous awards and medals. He was a painter and loved
nature. Don passed away in June of 2014 and will be missed.
Pauline Crawford Crabb
Crawford Crabb, oldest of the five children of Paul and
Catherine Crawford, has written her life’s story from both an
historical perspective, drawing upon the experiences of her
parents and grandparents, and also from an introspective view of
the heart. Born in Los Angeles, California, she spent nine years
in the Philippine Islands, where her family was held as civilian
prisoners of war in the Santo Tomas Internment Camp in Manila.
Pauline is retired and lives in San Clemente, CA.
Cheryl is an author, writer, health
researcher, and real estate broker. She lives on a ranch in
Southern California where she cares for her husband and her
animals. Visit her website
to learn more about her upcoming projects.
Julie Rae Gardner
facilitates writing workshops and retreats throughout the world.
The result of one of those is the anthology to which she was a
contributor. She is currently working on a fiction novel set in
North Dakota, a memoir, and poetry. Visit her website
Rebecca (RE Geneck) Delo
in California where she and her husband operated an animal
rescue foundation on their ranch. She had many careers including
flight attendant (stewardess), real estate sales and development
and Commissioner of the California Building Standards. In
addition to her hilarious diet book, Rebecca wrote five plays.
She passed away in July of 2014 and will be greatly missed.
Sharon Alice Geyer
Sharon Geyer lived and worked in Iran and Israel from 1963 to
1989. She returned to the United States in 1989 and earned a
bachelor's degree in English Literature from Arizona State
University. She lives and writes today in San Juan Capistrano,
preparing for her next adventure.
Carol Holguin, MC, CMT
than twenty years of experience in coaching, counseling and
bodywork, Carol has developed a gentle, integrative approach to
healing, incorporating various modalities to address the
client’s concerns in the moment, while holding an overall
perspective of wholeness. Therefore, each encounter is unique
and has a cumulative healing effect over time. Her clients
describe her work as “nurturing, soothing, and deeply healing.”
Visit her website
And follow her
born in Wisconsin, currently lives in Montclair,
California with his wife, Ann. He is a pharmacist,
licensed in three states.
In addition to several published books and short stories, he has
co-written a screenplay. He runs, walks and plays basketball and
is currently working on a new book.
Kristin is a
freelance writer who lives in Laguna Niguel, California. Her
first published work is a nonfiction biography.
She met Reza Abedi when they were colleagues at a high school in
Southern California and knew his story had to be told. Read more
about it on her
She has mow published a work of fiction
and continues to write.
Leonard & Luanna Rugh
Californians, Len and Lu met while working together at a Bob's
Big Boy restaurant. They had been married about a year when Len
was drafted to serve in Vietnam. Their memoir is a moving
account of Len's serious wounding and recovery. Visit their site
Christie is married with two grown sons. She lives in Dana
Point, California but has lived in London, Amsterdam, and Mexico
City. She has had two award-winning novels published, as well as
short stories and poetry. In addition, she has completed several
other novels and contributed to four anthologies. She is now working on a romance. Visit her
Sid Stebel -
Sid (S. L. Stebel) was
was one of the group's ex-moderators as well as an extraordinary writing instructor and
author. Ray Bradbury called him
"The best writing teacher that ever was!"
group learned a great deal from him.
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Maria Grazia Swan
Maria loves to write. At fourteen, she received her first award
for a short story. Swan is fluent in Italian, French, and
English. Presently she lives in Phoenix, Arizona where she sells
real estate while working on her next book. Please click
here to visit her
Michigan native Margie was a newspaper writer before "retiring" to rear
two sons. Her Marine husband's many career upgrades found them
living on both coasts and in-between. Their bridge hobby
provided instant new friends, even in foreign lands. It still
works in California where they live today.