March 18, 2016 · 11:01 pm
Saturday afternoon, Kevin Smokler will speak at the Tri-Valley Branch of the California Writers Club. Smokler is an author, consultant, and speaker.
His talk is titled “Criticism: Meet Confidence!”
“The writer’s life comes with triumph and disappointment. You can always count on the disappointment. What writers do with, and learn from, that disappointment is often the difference between success and near misses. How do you turn bad news and rejection into wisdom and the will to fight another day?”
I met Smokler at the San Francisco Writers Conference several years ago. He consults with attendees and advises them on the success of their work in progress.
Editor of Written Across the Genres
Author of Hada’s Fog
March 19th, Happy Birthday to my son, Adrian.
December 5, 2014 · 8:20 pm
Camille DeFer Thompson has an essay and a novel excerpt in my anthology, Written Across the Genres. She has stories in other collections such as Clash of the Couples, Not Your Mother’s Book On Working for a Living, Not Your Mother’s Book On Home Improvement, Encore Voices of the Valley, and several years in the Las Positas College Anthologies.
Camille is a freelance writer whose work has been featured on the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop website, and popular women’s blog https://www.midlifeboulevard.com. Follow her humor blog at https://www.camilledeferthompson.com. She is publicity chair for the Tri-Valley Branch of the California Writers Club and a member of the Social Media Group.
Here is a short interview with Camille:
Julaina: Who is your favorite author and genre?
Camille: Alice Hoffman is a novelist. Her curious, fascinating characters and unique story lines keep me turning the pages.
Julaina: Why do you write?
Camille: I’ve always loved writing. I find it easier and more fulfilling to express myself on paper than with the spoken word.
Julaina: Where do you like to write?
Camille: I am most inspired at my PC in my home office upstairs.
Julaina: What are you working on now?
Camille: My long-term project is the first romance in a trilogy.
Julaina: Thanks for being here today and good luck with your writing.