Bridget Burke
Bridget Burke
Services Offered:

Whether it is fiction, memoir or narrative non-fiction, I work with individual writers on story development and manuscript critiques either on a one-time or an on-going basis. I also teach the Mechanics of Story at Sebastopol Center for the Arts.
• Story development
• Manuscript critiques
• Classes & 1 day workshops

Website Address: bridgetdburke.com
Phone Number: (650) 245-3484

After 35 years in the computer industry, 16 years of which were spent at Oracle as senior director of Core Database Documentation, I retired in 2015 to devote myself to writing and to teaching creative writing.

I teach the Mechanics of Story for fiction, memoir and narrative non-fiction writers at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. I also taught technical writing at San Francisco State University. I have a BA and MA in creative writing from San Francisco State University. My short story, “The Chair,” was published in the anthology Fault Zone: Stepping Up to the Edge 2012. I am currently looking for representation for my mystery, Widow’s Weeds while working on my second novel.

Robbi Bryant Edits
Bryant’s Comprehensive Editing

ROBBI SOMMERS BRYANT’S services as a developmental, content, and copy editor are listed below. I offer a FREE 10-PAGE EDIT with no commitment or strings attached. That way, you can see how I edit, and I can see how you write. I edit all genres—take a look at https://robbibryant.com/editing-reviews/ to get an idea of the work I do. I’m proud to say I’ve never received a negative review.

Website Address: robbibryant.com
Business Description:


Robbi Sommers Bryant’s comprehensive editing includes:
1) Correcting errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
2) Correcting incorrect word usage (such as affect for effect).
3) Changing passive voice to active voice.
4) Eliminating wordiness and cliche’.
5) Suggesting deletions and revisions, noting them at the sentence and paragraph level.
6) Consistency in spelling, hyphenation, and creating variations at sentence and/or paragraph structure to tone and tempo.
7) Style and Syntax.
8) Rewriting and restructuring the text.
9) Moving entire paragraphs and sentences to improve flow.
10) Character Development.
11) Plot.
12) Character and Story Arcs.


Robbi Sommers Bryant’s award-winning books include a novella, 4 novels, 5 short story collections, and 1 book of poetry. Her work is published in magazines including Readers Digest, Redbook, Penthouse, college textbooks and several anthologies. Robbi’s work was also optioned twice for a television Movie of the Week. She is past president of Redwood Writers and is a current Vice President. She specializes in developmental, content, and copy editing. She also works as a writing coach.

Joelle Burnette
Burnette Writers’ Services
Address: 94928

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.

Website Address: JoelleBurnette.com
Business Description:

— Joelle Burnette is the web editor for the Redwood Writers website, along with other sites, including JoelleBurnette.net, 4GenerationArtists.com. 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 @ JoelleBurnette.net or LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/joelleburnette

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 JoelleBurnette.com and her art on Etsy at JBBurnetteDesigns.etsy.com.

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 northcoaststories.com 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 crissilangwell.com.

Website Address: northcoaststories.com

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.

Dr. Angela Literary: Dr. Angela® Programs, Publications, and Professional Services
Dr. Angela Literary Services
Address: PO Box 2505, Rohnert Park, CA 94927

Expert literary services offered by Dr. Angela who brings her 30 years experience in editorial, writing, ghostwriting, editing, developmental editing, coaching, and publishing skills to clients. Having authored over fifty books of her own (fiction, nonfiction, and poetry), and ghostwritten or assisted in developing and publishing hundreds of books and documents for other persons and organizations around the US and world, Dr. Angela provides literary services online and in person out of her Petaluma office, and teaches riveting writers’ workshops.

Business Description:

Dr. Angela Literary was founded and is operated by Dr. Angela Brownemiller. Dr. Angela Literary offers authors high quality, highly informed, caring services, helping authors to find their voices, their skills, their insights, to bring themselves into words and print (and digital-electronic formats as well). Dr. Brownemiller serves both fiction and nonfiction authors, also playwriters and poets, with her commitment to excellence and high service. Having served hundreds of individual and organization clients, and written over fifty books or her own, Dr. Angela Literary has a proven track record. Among the literary services Dr. Angela Literary offers are: a range of editing services, specializing in to developmental editing, and a range of publishing consulting services, specializing in Amazon publication set-up, layout, and processing. Dr. Angela Literary is well known for her exciting, inspiring, sometimes even life-changing writer’s workshops from which writers walk away with new understandings of their goals and next steps as authors. Email us at [email protected] and see also DrAngelaLiterary.com


Dr. Angela Brownemiller, also known as Dr. Angela®, values Human creativity, sees our creativity as inspiration and guidance. Bringing this creativity into writing is one of Angela’s primary drives in life. Dr. Angela has authored over fifty books under this and several pen names. In addition to her role as writer, she is a journalist, clinician, psychotherapist, and speaker. The views of Angela Brownemiller are centered on the great potential of the human mind, heart, and soul, and on the rights of all of us, who and whatever we are (or think we are). Angela Brownemiller views the human consciousness as a wealth of opportunity for exploration, insight, knowledge – and survival. For more information on her work in the literary fields, see DrAngelaLiterary.com. For information on her other work, see DrAngela.com and AngelaDeAngelis.com, also AddictionStoppers.com.

Word by Word Writing Design
Ida Rae Egli
Address: 6642 Stone Bridge Road
Santa Rosa, CA
Services Offered: , , ,

From my years of experience in the English department of Santa Rosa Junior College, I know how to encourage developing writers. I am good at coaching fiction and non-fiction writers and enjoy reading their work, no matter whether novice or advanced in scope. I specialize in developmental and content editing: the first two or three read-throughs. I offer extensive comments and analysis—and welcome our coming together in conference. I offer complimentary samples of my work. Ida Rae Egli

Website Address: Editing
Phone Number: 707-292-8405
Business Description:

Word by Word Writing Design is owned and operated by writer-educator-editor Ida Rae Egli. She has been teaching writing and memoir for thirty years and editing and coaching developmental writers for ten.


A Californian whose roots go back to the Gold Rush era, Ida Rae Egli was raised in Mendocino County. She moved to Santa Rosa to teach language arts and literature at Santa Rosa Junior College—for twenty-five years, serving as chair of the department. Still captured by the beauty of Sonoma County, she writes fiction and non-fiction, teaches memoir writing, and coaches writers, editing their developing manuscripts.

James Wills, Director
Address: 141 Champlain
Cloverdale, CA

I make web sites and help people with their sites. I host sites and provide a wide variety of internet related services.

Website Address: Main Webdaki site
Phone Number: 415.461.9532
Business Description:

I have been in the business of providing internet and web related services since 1997. The following are areas of my experience. Web design, consultation, repair and change old sites, fix broken functionality, produce graphics, design and produce pre-press print layout (including books), image manipulation, site and email security, server administration, site hosting, domain name registration, photography, videography, and podcasting. I have built web sites for individuals and organizations, over 350 so far. Please ask me and I will provide references. Expert level in the following software. InDesign, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, WordPress, Dreamweaver, Apache server admin, LMS, shopping carts, php, html, java, more.

Please visit http://webdaki.com and follow the links to the special offer I am extending to members of the Redwood Writers. Reach out and lets discuss your needs and dreams. Let me provide you with recommendations and discuss ideas. No charge.


For more information about me and a sample of my “author’s site” go to http://jamesellisonwills
I have a wide variety of interests and have recently turned my attention to one of the most difficult. As a writer, you don’t need me to tell you what it is. I do find that the difference between web sites is best seen in the headlines, captions and story text. Yes, graphics matter and video is the king of online content, but good writing is essential for a good site.

Please see http://socostories.com for a video series I produce on people and places in Sonoma County. Let me know if you have a topic to cover.

Jennie Orvino – Piece of Mind
Jennie Orvino
Services Offered: ,

Services: Newsletters (among my clients: Hillel at Stanford, Face to Face/Sonoma County AIDS Network, Actor’s Theater, Center for Spiritual Living (then Santa Rosa Church of Religious Science, and other non-profit organizations); press releases (among my clients: Healdsburg Jazz, Coldwell Banker Coastal Properties, Santa Rosa Symphony), brochures, ad copy, eBlasts, web content, solicitation letters, event programs, postcards, flyers, and the like.

I have produced interviews/profiles for radio and print (more than 20 shows of “Come Said the Muse” and “Word by Word” for KRCB radio FM 91.1) newspaper features (have appeared in Argus Courier, North Bay Bohemian, Community Voice). Among grants proposals and reports: NEA, Hewlett Foundation, Sonoma County Community Foundation, Irvine Foundation, Heller Foundation, Rotary, Green Foundation and Target.
• Feature and Business Writing
• Web Content Development
• Interviews/Profiles
• Grant Writing
• Art Direction/Print Coordination
• Special Events

Website Address: jennieorvino.com

Jennie Orvino is the author of “Poetry, Politics and Passion,” a collection of poems, personal essays, and a memoir of the late 1960s. Her spoken word CD, “Make Love Not War” explores the body erotic and the body politic in collaboration with some of the Bay Area’s finest musicians. She has worked as a newspaper feature writer, grant writer, radio producer and on-air interviewer, and marketing copywriter. In April, 2012, Orvino was one of 10 women honored at the 6th Street Playhouse Women in the Arts Showcase. Her commercial writing credits include 11 years in the marketing and development departments of the Santa Rosa Symphony, Also she is co-producer of the “Steamy Sonoma County” erotica salon series.

Jo Lauer, LMFT
Jo Lauer
Services Offered:

Psychotherapist with over twenty years experience. When you find yourself “stuck” in your writing, or in your life, and your creative process has skidded to a halt, I’m there to help you explore whatever is in the way so you can get back on track and be the amazing expression of creativity you were meant to be.

Website Address: jolauer.com
Phone Number: (707) 525-8710

Writer for ten years, published author, psychotherapist with over twenty years experience.

Rainfall Press
Kymberlie Ingalls
Address: P O Box 415

Kymberlie Ingalls has been writing in various forms for over three decades, specializing in memoir, personal essay and short fiction. She lectures on topics such as marketing/branding, social media, inspiration and crafting techniques. Kymberlie is also active in many branches of the California Writers Club, which includes leading a successful members’ marketing support group at the Berkeley Branch. She has created critique groups and taught creative writing in Adult Education programs… Her style is firm and honest in edits, coaching and writing.

Website Address: Rainfall Press
Phone Number: 925-324-5106
Business Description:

Editing: Genres generally accepted are short stories, contemporary fiction, novels, comedy/satire, memoir, essay, articles, blog content. I’m open to most work, let’s see if we’re a fit.

Services are tailored to meet client-specific needs. For marketing, branding, social media, etc. I offer advisement and consultation, but do not provide these specific services.


Kymberlie Ingalls is a blogger and author, native to and still living in the San Francisco Bay Area. The creator of the successful sites Writer of the Storm and Neuroticy = A Societal Madness, she began blogging in the late 90s, before it became the phenomenon that is prevalent today.

Her work focuses on personal topics such as love, relationships, grief and memory loss.

Ms. Ingalls has a colorful history in stage, comedy, auto racing, radio broadcasting, adult education and individual author coaching. All of this feeds her broad scope of writing in memoir, prose, fiction and opinion essays. She has received praise from critics, colleagues and readers for her heartfelt honesty and emotional depths.