Upcoming Event – Panel on So You Want to
Write a Book at the San Ramon Librar

Saturday, September 23, 2017 1:30 – 3:30

Please join us at the San Ramon Library as we present a panel of block-buster local authors who will discuss their writing and publishing journeys. A Q&A session follows as time permits. Joining us will be:

B. Lynn Goodwin (You Want Me to Do WHAT? Journaling for Caregivers) – Tate Publishing and (Talent) – Eternal Press. Goodwin’s work has appeared in Voices of Caregivers, Hip Mama, Small Press Review, Dramatics Magazine, Inspire Me Today, Caregiver Village, The Sun, Good, Purple and elsewhere. She is a manuscript coach at her website,

Judith Ingram (Moonseed) – Vinspire Publishing – a time-travel trilogy set in old San Francisco and rural Sonoma County which won the Persie award for best fiction at the William Saroyan Writers Conference and (A Devotional Walk with Forgiveness) – Vinspire Publishing – an inspirational nonfiction book which provides a platform for conference speaking and posting weekly articles on forgiveness and relationships at

Jill Hedgecock has recently completed her debut young adult suspense novel, (The Rhino in the Room). Her award-winning short stories and essays have appeared in several anthologies. She also writes a monthly book review column for The Diablo Gazette. Jill’s journey has included developing a visual-based method to track details about plot, setting, and characters for novels and memoirs. Visit her blog

Judith Marshall (Husbands May Come and Go but Friends are Forever). Her debut novel won the Jack London Prize awarded by the California Writers Club, was optioned for the big screen and adapted into a screenplay. She is currently working on her second novel (Staying Afloat).

If you have any interest in writing and/or being
published, this is a “must-attend” event.

San Ramon Library, 100 Montgomery Street, San Ramon, CA 94583 (925) 973-2853


Recent Events

Birds of Scotland and the Ancient Art of Falconry, February 2nd, 2017, Mt. Diablo Audubon Society, Heather Farms Garden Center, Walnut Creek, CA

Resources for Writing, Moderator, December 10th, 2016, Mount Diablo Branch, California Writers Club, Pleasant Hill, CA

Birds and Rhino Poaching:  The Best and Worst of Africa, June 2nd, 2016, Mt. Diablo Audubon Society, Heather Farms Garden Center, Walnut Creek, CA


Muse Boards: Visual Techniques to Improve Descriptive Writing
Finding Time to Write: Squeezing Out the Minutes
Research Your Novel: Beyond the Internet
Rhino Poaching
Birds of Peru
Birds of Scotland
Machu Picchu: Walking the Inca Trail

Previous Presentations:

Three “Ps” on the Path to Publication: Prompts, Perfection, Platform, Moderator, Mount Diablo Branch, California Writers Club, December 2015.
Memory Boards, Writer’s Table, Mount Diablo Branch, California Writers Club, February 2014.
Birds of Peru, Birding Information, Mt. Diablo Audubon Society, October 3, 2013.
Writing Personal Essays, Mount Diablo California Writers Club, December 2005