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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

North Coast Stories
Crissi Langwell

After years of publishing my own books, I have learned the ins and outs of many aspects of self-publishing and have managed to save myself a lot of money. My goal now is to offer these services to other indie authors just starting out at an affordable price, from book formatting to creating a website, and to also be a support to new authors as they begin their publishing careers. I specialize in book formatting, and in creating basic WordPress websites. I aim for a quick turnaround time with each service: 1 week for most services, and 2 weeks for copy editing. I encourage you to visit my website at to find out more information about what I offer, to learn tips on marketing and publishing, or just to connect. If you’d like to become more familiar with my writing and publishing style, you can find my books at

My name is Crissi Langwell, and I’ve been an indie author since 2013 when I published my first novel (and a writer since many years before that). I am a member and former newsletter editor of the Redwood Writers, and the Online Content Producer of Northern California newspaper, The Press Democrat.

Along with the many aspects of book publishing, my passion is writing. I have a particular love for writing about the triumph of the underdog. I have written literary fiction, young adult fiction, magical realism, poetry, personal essay, and self-help non-fiction. I am also an avid reader, and appreciate the wonderful art of storytelling in a wide variety of genres.

Wordrunner Publishing Services
Jo-Anne Rosen

Since 1982, dba Wordrunner, Jo-Anne Rosen has served the small business, academic, health care, human services, literary and performing arts communities as well as nonprofit and governmental agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area and far beyond. She prepares books, manuals and newsletters for publication with a focus on perfect bound books (trade paperbacks) for small presses and self-publishing authors. She also custom designs and maintains websites, including WordPress sites.
(707) 934-0555

Jo-Anne Rosen’s short fiction has appeared in Other Voices, The Florida Review, The Summerset Review, The Dickens and several other journals. She is a book and website designer, living in Petaluma since 1998. She also publishes an online literary journal at and is co-editor of the Sonoma County Literary Update ( Excerpts from her stories were performed in 2014 at the New Short Fiction Series in Hollywood, California as well as at Off the Page Readers Theater in Sebastapol and Cotati in June 2016. *What They Don’t Know* is her first fiction collection. More info:

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.

It Is What It Is Press
Lubeck, Roger

Roger C. Lubeck is President of It Is What It Is Press. He is a publisher and consults on self-publishing.

Roger C. Lubeck is President of It Is What It Is Press. He is a publisher and consults on self-publishing. He designed the cover and interior for thirteen books. He has worked with more than 30 authors as a developmental editor. As a business consultant, Roger has presented over 100 workshops on Leadership, Management, and Sales. In addition, he has spoken on writing, editing, and self-publishing. Roger was the Editor-in-chief on four anthologies and a memoir by Samuel Chandler. Roger’s published works include business articles, poems, short stories, a contest winning ten-minute play, and a first-place winner in a short story contest. Roger has self-published six novels, and two business books.

Roger C. Lubeck is President of It Is What It Is Press and Corporate Behavior Analysts, Ltd. Roger is a Vice President on the Board of Directors for Redwood Writers. He was the Editor-in-chief on four anthologies and a memoir by Samuel Chandler. Roger’s published works include business articles, poems, short stories, six novels, two business books, a contest winning ten-minute play, and a first-place short story contest winner. His newest novel, Ghosts in Horseshoe Canyon is a modern crime novel set in southern Utah. In addition, Roger is developing a treatment and screenplay for a TV comedy.

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