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, June 10, 2018
2 – 4:30 p.m.

The Woes and Hows of Memoir

Linda Bello-Ruiz

We all have a story. Not every story needs to be written. How do you know if your story should be written and if it should, how do you write it?

Award-winning author, Linda Bello-Ruiz brings her own story to life in her memoir, From Tears to Triumph, My Journey to The House of Hope. How did a impressionable young woman from the vineyards of Northern California end up in the Red Light District of San Jose, Costa Rica? Learn why she decided to dig deep, be honest and write her story and then, most importantly how she went about doing so.
"I wasn't a writer," Linda shares with her audiences. "I was a woman with a story. And a story untold is forgotten.”

Linda Bello-Ruiz co-founded House of Hope—the first safe-haven for street girls and sex-trafficked minors in Costa Rica. She was a 23-year-old college dropout when she took on the project, and relied on her faith and determination which was much bigger than her curriculum vitae. After her return to the States in 1976, she returned to college for a master’s degree in psychology from SSU. Linda worked in the vocational rehabilitation field as a bilingual counselor for 26 years. She wrote her memoir, From Tears to Triumph, My Journey to The House of Hope, and is an inspirational speaker on faith, hope, and service. She is an Ambassador for Courage House, a safe-haven for sex-trafficked girls in Auburn, California, and is an active member of the United for Barra Association in Mexico.




July 8, 2018
Author Launch
Chair: Jeane Sloane


August 12, 2018
Marketing Your Children's Book
M.M. Allen (Mary Martha)


September 9, 2018
Hot Topic Round Table


October 14, 2018
Self-Publication Panel



  • 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.