Have author panel — will travel (but not too far)

So You Want to

Write a Book

Four local* authors discuss their writing journeys and offer tips for aspiring writers

Our panel of local authors discusses the art and craft of writing and the realities of the publishing business. A Q&A session will follow as time permits. Panelists are:

Alfred J. Garrotto (The Saint of Florenville: A Love Story)   A native ofSanta Monica,CA, Al now lives inContraCostaCounty. In addition to his writing career, he serves as a lay minister specializing in adult faith formation in a local Roman Catholic parish.

Barbara Bentley (A Dance with the Devil: A True Story of Marriage to a Psychopath).  When life threw her an unexpected curve, Barbara took the experience and turned it into a book to help others understand the crazymaking world of the psychopath.  Her story has been featured on Dateline NBC.

Judith Marshall (Husbands May Come and Go but Friends are Forever). The novel won the Jack London Prize awarded by the California Writers Club and has been optioned for the big screen.

Jon Cory (A Plague of Scoundrels). Retirement enabled Jon to return to creative writing after a career in business. His debut novel received the 2009 Independent Publishers’ Silver Medal award for popular fiction.


* San Francisco East Bay / Members of the historic California Writers Club–Mount Diablo Branch