2022 “Imagine” Writing Contest Winners


Congratulations to the Redwood Writers
2022 "Imagine" Writing Contest Winners!


Jeanne Jusaitis


Jeanne Jusaitis

"Frannie and Fritzi"

Jeanne Jusaitis, MA, author of The Teen Journey Books, and Lilah Dill and the Magic Kit, lives in Petaluma California where she writes poetry and fiction for children and young adults. Jeanne draws from her memories of growing up in northern California, and years of teaching and traveling.



Crissi Langwell

"How to Survive the Wild"



Joan Goodreau

"Alexa and Me"

Crissi Langwell writes romance and women’s fiction novels that tell stories of the heart. Several of her stories have placed in the Redwood Writers contests, and two of her novels won awards in the Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards. She joined Redwood Writers in 2012 and serves as the board vice president, social media manager, and newsletter editor. Find her at CrissiLangwell.com

Joan Goodreau's recent works are Where to Now? Strangers Together: How My Son’s Autism Changed My Life, and Another Secret Shared. Joan is a Pushcart nominee and recipient of the Hedgebrook Writing Residence Award. Her work has appeared in numerous reviews and anthologies and her short plays in local productions.




Daniel Coshnear lives in Guerneville, California, and works in Santa Rosa at a group home for the homeless and mentally ill and teaches writing classes through UC Berkeley Extension. He is the author of Homesick, Redux (Flock 2015), Occupy & Other Love Stories (Kelly’s Cove Press 2012), and Jobs & Other Preoccupations (Helicon Nine 2001), winner of the Willa Cather Fiction Award. He was awarded the Editor’s Prize from the Missouri Review and a Christopher Isherwood Fellowship. His newest story collection is called Separation Anxiety, released October 2021 by Unsolicited Press.



Curiosity has led Janice Rowley to many places, from the rural South to the California Wine Country, from airline to veterinary, from show dogs to rescue dogs, from reading to writing—but always reading. She has served Redwood Writers as Vice President, Membership Chair, and Board Member. Jan's prose, poetry, and editing are represented in most Redwood Writers' anthologies.



Deborah Taylor-French writes mystery, nonfiction, and poetry. Her Red Sky at Night: Dog Leader Mysteries was released in 2018. She blogs to save dogs’ lives and dog lovers’ hearts at www.dogleadermysteries.com. Find her poetry in the California Quarterly and in Redwood Writers poetry anthologies. She nurtures writers as Redwood Writers’ Author Support facilitator.




Nancy J. Martin was born in San Francisco, raised in Marin County, and migrated north to the Valley of the Moon where she has resided since 1976. She is the author of a memoir From the Summer of Love to the Valley of the Moon, a jeweler working and showing her jewelry collections at both the Arts Guild of Sonoma and Healdsburg Center for the Arts, and a docent at Jack London State Historic Park.

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