‘Long and Winding Road’ Contest Winners


Congratulations to the Redwood Writers
2020 "The Long and Winding Road" Contest Winners!

John Abbott


John P. Abbott

"Far, Far Down the Road"

John P. Abbott is an award-winning writer, editor, and marketing consultant. His fiction has appeared in Frisko, Fence, and the Redwood Writers Anthology; he was editor of the 2013 anthology, Beyond Boundaries. He has written about drinking tea with Bedouins in Saudi Arabia, river-boating on the Mississippi, and trading wind surfing tips with Prince Charles.

Kathleen Scavone


Kathleen Scavone

"The Vineyard"

Sandy Baker


Sandy Baker

"¡No Problema!"

Kathleen Scavone, MA, is a retired educator who became Lunar Certified by NASA, enjoys volunteering on archaeology digs, travel and hiking. She is a potter and photographer, freelance writes for magazines and newspapers, writes local history, fiction and curriculum. You can reach her through her website at KathleenScavone.com

Sandy Baker joined Redwood Writers in 2009 when she says she didn't know a thing, and she has since written 11 books, chaired three conferences, and served as vice president and president, among other chapter jobs.



Barbara Cottrell

Barbara Cottrell is a former professor who gave up a career in academia to write full-time. She is currently working on The Shadows of Miskatonic, a series of supernatural thrillers. She is a member of the Horror Writer’s Association and presented her work at the 2016 Mystery Writers in the Mausoleum. She also served as a judge for the Redwood Writer’s Anthologies Redemption: Stories from the Edge, and Endeavor: Stories of Struggle and Perseverance.



Deborah Taylor-French writes mysteries about dogs, positive dog leadership, and animal rescue. The true story of Sydney’s adoption, “Punk Rocker With A Poodle Brain,” was published in Vintage Voices Four Part Harmony. Her fiction and memoir appear in over a dozen Redwood Writers Anthologies. Deborah is an Author Support Facilitator for Redwood Writers.

Deborah was awarded and served as a guest artist for California’s Artists in the Schools. An art educator, Deborah has led more than a hundred workshops.


Belinda Riehl

Belinda Riehl’s short stories and poems have been published in Medium.com, Sonoma Seniors Today, Redwood Writers’ anthologies, and internationally in Universal Oneness: An Anthology of Magnum Opus Poems from around the World. She has contributed to Redwood Writers as Vice President and Membership Chair, Associate Editor of Redwood Writers 2018 prose anthology Redemption, and numerous other volunteer positions since 2014.



Tina Deason

Tina Riddle Deason, writing as CM Riddle, is the author of One’s Own Sweet Way, A Novel About Anxiety Disorder, several Redwood Writer Anthologies, and she has published magazine articles. As an Ordained Priestess, she writes rituals and ceremonies. She leads Women’s Circles, is an author, homemaker and a mom. She resides with her husband in Rohnert Park, California, where she is writing her second novel. priestesstina.com

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