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April Green

I will design promotional materials for you or your businesses including flyers, business cards, brochures, bookmarks, newsletters, and more in accordance with your individual needs. If you have a vision for the design concept of a project but you need help creating the finished product, or if you have no clue where to begin, I am up for the challenge. I am also beginning to delve into the world of book cover design and illustration, and you can view samples of these projects in my portfolio (on my website) as I grow my collection of work.

April has been a graphic designer for Redwood Writers since 2011, beginning as an intern for the Marketing Department. She is responsible for the design elements and layout of the monthly meeting flyers, as well as many other promotional materials for the club including brochures, programs, and contest flyers. April attended Santa Rosa Junior College where she studied graphic design, and earned her associate’s degree in social and behavioral sciences as well as certification in business marketing.

Joelle Burnette
Burnette Writers’ Services
5687 Davis Circle

Joelle Burnette is an award-winning journalist, writer, and artist. In addition to being the author of several books, including two coloring books for adults, she designs and maintains websites, and is a graphic designer.

— Joelle Burnette is the web editor for the Redwood Writers website, along with other sites, including, As well, she produces web content for sites such as HubPages and blogging.
— Preferred CMS: WordPress. She has used this platform on behalf of Redwood Writers, KRON4 News, Press Democrat, and more sites.
— Intuitive, attractive, engaging website design and management including use of plugins, building widget blocks, WP media cycle, embedding video and CSS coding, HTML and theme manipulation, SEO management, multiple e-mail management, and so on.

• GRAPHIC DESIGN: (online, print, book covers, and so on)
— Calling upon her art background, her vibrant, detailed graphics are eye-catching.
— See graphics samples @ or LinkedIn:

Professional print and e-book formatting using Adobe InDesign to produce print-ready documents.

• MARKETING MATERIALS DESIGN: (Using professional Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
Bookmarks, postcards, fliers, newsletters, posters, etc.

— Chicago Manual of Style (books)
— Associated Press Syle (media)

Joelle Burnette is an award-winning journalist, writer, and artist. In addition to being a KRON 4 News web content producer, she reported for the Press Democrat and more newspapers for many years before writing her first book, Cancer Time Bomb. She also writes and illustrates children’s books, including Freedom Doesn’t Just Come Along with a Tree which promotes tolerance and diversity, and has turned her pen drawings into her two coloring books for adults, Hearts: Love’s Journey and Snowflakes. Burnette’s magazine writing was awarded Gold by the International Parenting Media Association that represents more than 100 magazines worldwide.

Prior to having received her master’s in journalism from Stanford University, she applied her love of writing to her work in congressional offices on Capitol Hill and in California, and media relations on presidential and other regional political campaigns. Follow her writing at and her art at

Your Book Starts here
Catharine Bramkamp
Skilling Ct.

Your Book Starts Here. I am a writing coach and social media manager here to help you start, finish and promote your books. Experienced in creating promotional campaigns, managing the book publication process and creating books that get published and succeed.


As a writing coach, I worked with clients who are creating the project of their heart – both fiction and non ficiton. I am a developmental editor ready to help you with ideas, character development, forms and sometimes formatting. I am not a copy editor or proof reader.

Social Media Manager
I earned the only accredited Professional Social Media Certificate from Sonoma State.  
What Social Media Can Do
• Can replace traditional advertising
• One of the better ways for authors to deliver their benefit/value proposition.
• Demonstrates authenticity
• Creates social exchange that can lead to readers
• Tells your story

What the Chief Storytelling Officer does:
• Content Creation
• Explores seasonality of products and services
• Find content in the existing files of the company to use on the web-site and in the appropriate Social Media channels.
• Creates web site landing pages
• Creates  personal/business twitter accounts and manages them
• Creates Facebook pages, manages them
• Sets up a schedule to update or write white papers for publication on appropriate platforms and channels.

Catharine Bramkamp publishes both prose and poetry. Her poetry has been included in a dozen anthologies including And The Beats Go On (she was editor as well) and the chapbook Ammonia Sunrise (Finishing Line Press). She is co-producer of the Newbie Writers Podcast and teaches at two universities. She has written 17 novels and 3 books on writing. She is the Chief Storytelling Officer for a wine company because Social Media can be a lot like poetry.

Frances Caballo
Frances Caballo
PO Box 14354
Santa Rosa, CA

Frances Caballo is an author and social media strategist and manager for writers. She’s a regular speaker at the San Francisco Writers Conference. In addition, she’s a contributing writer at, and blogger and Social Media Expert for BookWorks. She’s written several social media books including Social Media Just for Writers (1st and 2nd editions), The Author’s Guide to Goodreads, and Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day. Her focus is on helping authors surmount the barriers that keep them from flourishing online, building their platform, finding new readers, and selling more books. Her clients include authors of every genre and writers’ conferences. Not sure how you’re doing online? Sign up for my free email course at


Did you recently publish a book? Are you disappointed with your social media engagement or need help setting up your online profiles? Whether you need one-on-one training, a social media audit to gauge your online platform, or a partner to help you handle your social media for you, contact me. I also write blog posts for clients, assist with website copy, help you manage your newsletter, and help clients grow their following while improving reader engagement. My experience with social media is diverse and includes Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Tumblr, and Instagram. I offer a 20-minute, free conversation to learn more about you, your books, and your goals.

Social media is a dynamic field that is constantly evolving, and I enjoy the challenge of keeping up with every innovation and tweak that occurs so I can help authors like you grow your online presence.

I began as a reporter before delving into the field of public relations. When social media emerged, it was only natural that I would use this new platform.

As a social media strategist and manager, my focus is on helping authors like you surmount the barriers that keep you from flourishing online and selling more books. When you retain me, you have a team member ready to set up your social media profiles, handle your accounts for you, provide training, and even write your blog posts for you.

That’s right; you’ll never have to think about your social media accounts again (unless you want to). I guess you could call me a social media genie. I do it all for you.

What if you only need a session or two of training? I can provide that as well.

Whether you write romance, literary fiction, memoir, YA, or for the new adult market, you need to be on social media if you expect to connect with your readers.

I’ve written guest posts for Joanna Penn and Jane Friedman’s blog and several specialty blogs, including Romance University and Nina Amir’s blog, Write Nonfiction Now. And I’m a contributing writer to Joel Friedlander’s blog, and the designated Social Media Expert and blogger for BookWorks, and a blogger for Bowker’s SPA (Self-Published Author).

Author Marketing Experts, named me one of the top 16 people to follow on Twitter in 2016 and named my website twice to their top 30 list and top 100 list.

I’ve taught social media for authors through Stanford University Extension and UC Berkeley Extension as well as at the San Francisco Writer’s Conference, Redwood Writers, the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Conference, the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference, and the Bay Area Independent Publisher’s Association. In addition, I provided a summit session for the Canadian Writers Association and was interviewed by podcaster Joanna Penn.

Local Authors Distributor
Jeane Slone

Local Authors Distributor will contract with authors for a percentage to place their books in over 12 local shops on consignment.
The list of the shops are located on my web site: and the contract is listed there as well.
The list of the shops are published in The Sonoma County Gazette every month under “Buy Local Authors Books Here!”
(707) 696-4847

Jeane Slone is the past Vice President and present board member of the California Redwood Writer’s Club, a member of the Healdsburg Literary Guild, and the Pacific Coast Air Museum.
Jeane is the MC for the monthly event Dine With Local Authors.
She is a tutor for the Library Literacy Program.
Jeane Slone is chair of the annual Redwood Writer’s “Author Launch”.
Ms. Slone has published the historical fictions, She Flew Bombers, She Built Ships and She Was an American Spy During WW II.
Jeane Slone has produced an audio book available on
Jeane Slone is co-founder of ESL Publishing, LLC for English language learners.
She has been distributing local authors books in local shops since 2010.

Judy Baker
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A client says: “Judy Baker has amazing skills and perception in implementing ideas for today’s marketing and business environment. She can help you work out anything and everything related to your business; branding, web presence, networking, video, brochure etc. You name it she does it, or she knows who can do it! Judy is always there with a brilliant solution.”
Gay Dering, The Beauty Kasbah

Judy Baker helps you communicate with clarity, conviction, and ease.She provides marketing strategies that grow your business. Judy is a book marketing mentor, brand evangelist, and Certified Action Plan Marketing Coach.

Branding for individuals, products, and businesses
Book Marketing Solutions
Marketing Strategy
Engagement Marketing

Pre-launch to post-launch, brandvines helps you navigate promoting and marketing you and your book.

“Marketing is a conversation. Let’s talk!” Call 707.938.2586
(707) 938-2586

Judy wrote, illustrated, and published her first book at 15 by learning how to set type and operate a printing press.

“I started life as a very shy person. Theater training helped me gain confidence. I learned to love public speaking when I met Susan RoAne, author of “How to Work a Room.” I discovered that focusing on other people, was the secret to vanquishing my nervousness. I realized that it is my purpose to teach others how to tell their stories, and I have been doing that ever since.”

Rainfall Press
Kymberlie Ingalls
P O Box 415

Kymberlie Ingalls has been writing in various forms for over three decades, specializing in memoir, personal essay and short fiction. She lectures on topics such as marketing/branding, social media, inspiration and crafting techniques. Kymberlie is also active in many branches of the California Writers Club, which includes leading a successful members’ marketing support group at the Berkeley Branch. She has created critique groups and taught creative writing in Adult Education programs… Her style is firm and honest in edits, coaching and writing.

Rainfall Press

Editing: Genres generally accepted are short stories, contemporary fiction, novels, comedy/satire, memoir, essay, articles, blog content. I’m open to most work, let’s see if we’re a fit.

Services are tailored to meet client-specific needs. For marketing, branding, social media, etc. I offer advisement and consultation, but do not provide these specific services.

Kymberlie Ingalls is a blogger and author, native to and still living in the San Francisco Bay Area. The creator of the successful sites Writer of the Storm and Neuroticy = A Societal Madness, she began blogging in the late 90s, before it became the phenomenon that is prevalent today.

Her work focuses on personal topics such as love, relationships, grief and memory loss.

Ms. Ingalls has a colorful history in stage, comedy, auto racing, radio broadcasting, adult education and individual author coaching. All of this feeds her broad scope of writing in memoir, prose, fiction and opinion essays. She has received praise from critics, colleagues and readers for her heartfelt honesty and emotional depths.

Thinkers Ink
Leena Prasad
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I am a visual artist and a writer. I enjoyed designing the cover for my books and would like to help other writers do the same. Since my only cover design experience is with my own books, I can do the first few cover designs for very reasonable rates.

Leena Prasad, M.A., Stanford University, has authored two books: “iT felt Like A kiss”, an exploration of art in the Mission district of San Francisco, and “not exactly haiku”, a collection of short poems. She did the cover design and layout for her books. For “not exactly haiku”, a haiku coloring book, she drew all the sketches and “iT felt Like A kiss”, she took the photographs to illustrate her articles.

Her writing portfolio is at and her art portfolio is at

In her other life, she is a software executive.

One Day Labs
Melissa Geissinger

One Day Labs builds high quality, affordable websites in one day. We work collaboratively with clients and guide them through a system that expedites the design and development of the website so they don’t have to wait weeks or even months to launch it. Welcome to the most productive day of your life. Let’s work together!
(707) 888-0225

When I’m not working on my young adult historical fiction, I’m running a collaborative web design agency called One Day Labs. I’m addicted to entrepreneurship and love working with anyone who sets out to realize their dreams, business or otherwise. I love adventure, finding a balance between organization and structure when you need it and flying by the seat of your pants when you don’t. I’m married to my best friend and we have 2 dogs and 2 cats, all rescues.

Renaissance Consultaitons
S.A. “Sam” Jernigan
PO Box 561
Auburn, CA

Offering a full menu of publishing-related assistance, and specializing in publicity/promotion — including for first-time authors.


At Renaissance, you have the option of obtaining help with just one piece of your publishing puzzle – OR receive comprehensive assistance in bringing your early stage project to marketplace fruition.

Scope of services available includes bringing a raw manuscript through the entire development process including editing/book development, graphic design (marketing-oriented front/back jacket + interior layout; also photo and image editing/enhancement), self-publishing (print and/or ebook), and your book’s all-important promotion & launch including obtaining pre-publication endorsements/reviews, regional and/or national publicity, arranging for retail distribution, setting up all Amazon arrangements including enhanced marketing strategies for optimizing your book’s performance online, as well as researching and reaching out to sizable populations of just-right readers for your specific title.

Overall, there’s a bottom-line marketing focu$ to all aspects of our work on behalf of authors…

Hi, I’m “Sam” Jernigan and have spent a lonnng stretch in the publishing trenches, having originally begun my work in this sector during the mid-90s while on staff with a then-sizable publishing company. They were based in TN and I worked as a Marketing Administrator in their satellite office in Santa Rosa. When they closed down their west coast operation, I hung out my own shingle, originally specializing in book promo.

Over the years, I’ve specialized in working with first-time authors for whom I’ve been able to acquire first tier publicity (see roster on my website), and have expanded into book development with the same aggressive marketing orientation.

Recent local successes:,, also