• 2019 Author Launch

    Deadline:
    May 31, 2019
    Midnight

  • Limited Seating!

    Four Productions:
    Santa Rosa @ 7:30 p.m.:
    March 22 & 23

    Sebastopol @ 3 p.m.:
    March 24

    Cotati @ 3 p.m.:
    March 31

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2019 ACADEMY
WORKSHOP:
"Crowdfunding"

Saturday
April 20, 2019
9:30 a.m. – noon
Flamingo Hotel

REDWOOD
WRITERS
SALON

Saturday
April 20, 2019
2 – 5 p.m.
Cloverdale

REDWOOD
WRITERS
CIRCLE

Saturday
May 25, 2019
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: TBA

Sunday, April 14, 2019
2 – 4:30 p.m.

Working with an Illustrator—Your Other Half

with
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.

MORE SPEAKERS IN THE MONTHS AHEAD

UPCOMING SPEAKERS

  • May 19, 2019

    The Craft of Writing
    Amanda McTigue

  • June 9, 2019

    Before submitting to an Agent: 50 Things to Check
    Elizabeth Kratch
    Agent with Cameron

  • 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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CLICK HERE TO OPEN THE 2019 MEETINGS FLIER

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MARCH NEWSLETTER

Click the button to read the March Redwood Writers newsletter.
(Or click here to read past editions of the Redwood Writer newsletter.)

CONGRATULATIONS!

Find out who won the 2018 YA & Middle Grade Contest and read the winning stories.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Find out who won the 2018 Memoir Contest and read the winning stories.

A WRITER'S RESOURCE

Have you visited the Redwood Writers Pinterest page? With 5,000 "pins" posted on more than 20 boards, you're sure to find inspiration to write your next great story. Visit and explore! 

RW ANTHOLOGIES

Have you seen the latest Redwood Writers anthologies? Pick up your copies at the monthly meetings, or click on the book covers below to buy your copies from Amazon. Click on the link, below, to read about and find links to all the anthologies from past years. They make great gifts!

Click on a cover to go to their respective Amazon pages, or shop through the escrip portal to bring additional support to the club.