About Julaina Kleist-Corwin


After twenty-five years of teaching elementary grades, high school, and county special education classes, I gave up the five days a week routine and many hours of planning and correcting papers. Now, I am a part-time field supervisor for teachers working toward their teaching credentials. My schedule is flexible so I have more time to write fiction and to teach creative writing classes for adults twice a week.

I have won seven awards in short story contests, and editors of several anthologies published my short stories and essays. You can find “Enough Time for Christmas” and “The Crumpled Card” in Harlequin’s 2012 andΒ  2013 Christmas anthologies. “Fried Chicken Talks” is published in the 2013 California Writers Club Literary Review. The Las Positas College 2012 Anthology published “His Seeds” and the 2013 edition included my “Stepping Stones”. The 2014 edition published “George W. Did It”.Β  I’ve had short stories accepted annually in the City of Oakland Anthologies since 2006.

I have dual membership in California Writers Club and I’ve volunteered at the San Francisco Writers Conference for eight years.

My favorite free time activity is to curl up on the couch with my Russian Blue cat, Spiriti, and read novels by Sue Monk Kidd, Ann Hood, Elizabeth Strout, Ann Patchett, and Ransom Stephens to name a few of many favorite authors.

Look for my women’s fiction book, HADA’S FOG, available in 2015.Β  I’ve published an anthology called, WRITTEN ACROSS THE GENRES. It includes work by my writing friends, and is available on Amazon, Kindle, or local bookstores. My new projects are a YA novel called LILLI, and a paranormal romance called NORMAN IN THE PICTURE. I’m collecting entries to my next anthology with a theme of choices.

Lilli has her own page, click on Lilli’s Talk and Thoughts from the menu bar.

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25 responses to “About Julaina Kleist-Corwin

  1. Site looks great. Liked the about me.


  2. Really nice, Julaina. Spiriti is such a cool name for a cat. I just almost picture you curled up with your friend and good book.


  3. Hi Julaina,

    I like your website, thanking and calming πŸ™‚

    Thank you for liking my recent blog post, I’m looking forward to seeing who your favourite author and book is.

    Please feel free to promote your latest book in my blog NEWSFLASH page.



  4. Hi Juliana,
    I just wanted to say ‘Thank You’ for liking so many of my posts and being a follower of my blog πŸ™‚
    Love your blog …. clever of you not to use Like Buttons …. encourages comments πŸ™‚


  5. Lola Eck

    Great blog, and website Juliana. Very informative, personal with great information for writers. love it!


  6. Hi, Juliana. I’ve nominated your blog for a Liebster Award. If you’re interested in participating, please go to:


  7. Thank you for thinking of me, Jeremy, but the award is for bloggers with less than 200 followers. I have over 700.
    Congratulations for receiving it.


  8. M. Zane McClellan

    I am so happy to have been guided to your blog by Sheri De Grom. I look forward to reading more of your writing, which she says is superb. I love what I read here. Peace. ~ Michael


  9. Albert Rothman

    Cheers, Dear Julaina,


  10. albroth

    good to hear from you one of my favorittest people.



    • Hi Albert,
      Thanks for stopping by and reading About Me. Good to hear from you and thanks for saying I’m one of your favorittest people. You’re pretty special to me too.
      Love to you,



  11. Good to know about you, your work is much appreciable. regards http://YourWellWisherProgram.wordpress.com


  12. Oh coming from a teaching background myself, I relate, terrific blog, I’m really enjoying it


  13. You are very accomplished. A few times I visited California, I found it a charming place to be. All that lovely sunshine πŸ™‚ Wish I could say the same for the often grey and miserable place as London, UK.


    • Ah, and I like fog and rain. I’ve been to London once a few years ago when the underground was on strike. I’d like to visit again sometime. We had come from Paris on the speed train. Great fun.


      • Oh dear, you like the fog and rain. I’ve never met anyone here who likes them πŸ™‚ I’ve been to Paris on the Eurostar, but wouldn’t rush there again; wasn’t my cup of tea. I love the sun, sea and trees…


  14. Hi Julaina, I nominated you for the 3 Day 3 Quote challenge. If you want to participate please check back here: https://erikakind.wordpress.com/2015/08/09/3-days-3-quotes-challenge-day-2/ 😊


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