I’m looking forward to Jessica Barksdale’s writing workshop in a couple weeks. I submitted twenty-five pages of my new novel, Norman in the Painting to her and the other attendees for critiques. This year’s two-day workshop will be the third one of Jessica’s that I’ve attended. She is one of the most inspiring writing teachers I had as a beginning writer and continues to be along my writing journey. Her on-line classes and her mythology class at Diablo Valley College were outstanding.
For over twenty-five years, I've taught elementary grades, high school, and county special education classes. Now I am a field supervisor for teachers working toward their teaching credentials. I also teach writing classes in Dublin and Pleasanton, California. I have won 5 awards in short story contests, My stories are published in The California Writers Club Literary Review, and several anthologies including four times in Las Positas College collections. I have several book projects, but the two that have my immediate attention are HADA'S FOG, which is women's fiction, LILLI, a YA novel, and NORMAN IN THE PICTURE, a paranormal mystery. I have published an anthology WRITTEN ACROSS THE GENRES that includes writings from members of my writing classes and other writers. It's available on Amazon and Kindle. View all posts by timetowritenow