Redwood Writers Meetings are held at the
Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa
2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Phone: (707) 545-8530

Arrive at 2 p.m. to register and mingle before the general meeting runs from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

We ask for a small fee of $5 from members and $10 from non-members to cover costs.
Arrive at 2 p.m. to register and network.

Author Support Group Meeting, 1-2 pm, Flamingo Hotel, Empire Room

Deborah Taylor French, Jeanne Jusaitis, Facilitators

Do you have a burning question about publishing? Want to know how to handle that plot twist? Wonder about other authors' writing processes? Or perhaps you'd just like some time to get to know a few other writers. Bring your questions and expertise both to the Author Support Group meeting from 1-2 p.m., prior to the main meeting in its same room at the Flamingo Hotel.

Author Support embodies the heart of Redwood Writers Club, "writers helping writers"—in an intimate setting.  Click here for flier.

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Sunday, April 14, 2019
2 – 4:30 p.m.

Working with an Illustrator—Your Other Half

Sandy Baker

Even though you wrote a good book, an illustrator can make or break it. Good chemistry and the right price and style equal a potential winner. Sandy Baker, an author and sometimes illustrator, will provide examples of various media and styles of illustrations, discuss how to find the right illustrator, give an example of a simple contract, discuss cost, and show how to work with that artist. This is a basic how-to on finding and working with an illustrator.

Actionable Takeaways:

  1.  Finding the right illustrator for your book.
  2.  Deciding the right medium and style for the illustrations.
  3.  Determining budget, contract, and deadlines.
  4.  Giving your illustrator artistic license

Sandy Baker writes, reads, gardens, and crafts. Her 17 years in the Sonoma County Master Gardener program inspired her eight children’s gardening books; they are nonfiction with characters and a plot. Since graduating from Penn State with a bachelor's in English, she was a technical writer and editor; newspaper reporter; proposal and speech writer; country music song writer; university development director; and now, author of eleven children’s books and a thriller. Sandy illustrated two of the children’s books plus a coloring book for grownups. Her twelfth book, George Washington’s Kid Spy for middle grade will be released in June. She has been a member of Redwood Writers since 2009 and was its president 2015-2017.



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  • Location & Price

    The monthly Redwood Writers meeting is held the second Sunday of each month in the Empire Room at the Flamingo Resort & Spa, 2777 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa. Prices are $5 for members, $10 for non-members.

    For more information, CLICK HERE to visit the Meetings page.

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