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The Writers’ Hangout

By Amy Pistone | February 6, 2024

THE WRITERS’ HANGOUT Welcome to SCWA’s newest offering: The Writers’ Hangout. Our mission is a place where SCWA members and people interested in writing can discuss writing and how it is affecting their lives. All are welcome.

Sayers, Dirk B

By Amy Pistone | January 21, 2024

Dirk B Sayers ABOUT DIRK Retired Marine officer, former corporate trainer turned author and cranky old guy.

Dunkleberger, Amy A

By Amy Pistone | May 12, 2023

Amy A Dunkleberger ABOUT AMY A native of Washington, D.C. and longtime California resident, my debut novel After the Blue Rain, set in postwar L.A., came out in late 2022 under my pen name A.D. Price. If there’s truth to the old saw about writing being a journey not a destination, then I’ve been a … Read more

Carlin, Bruce

By admin | April 10, 2023

Bruce Carlin ABOUT BRUCE Bruce Carlin is an accomplished executive in the healthcare and retail industries. He started his own company in 1998, focused on delivering healthcare as a consumer service rather than the cold and disjointed product it has been historically. Long worked alongside him, an unassuming but diligent professional who applied wise financial … Read more

DeLong, Barb

By admin | February 9, 2023

Barb DeLong ABOUT BARB Barb loves reading, writing, and animals, not necessarily in that order on any given day. She writes contemporary and paranormal stories of love, laughter, and magic, and you know there’ll be a feature creature in there somewhere. Her short stories appear in several anthologies, including Secrets of Moonlight Cove, Love for … Read more

Rosenstein, Alexander David

By admin | December 19, 2022

Alexander David Rosenstein ABOUT ALEXANDER I am the son of Soviet dissidents and came to the US from Odessa, Ukraine on a refugee visa without knowing any English. Fortunately, I was able to overcome the language barrier and earn my undergraduate and Doctorate degrees in the US. Subsequently, I was awarded a scholarship to Oxford … Read more

Klein, Fred J.

By admin | November 16, 2022

Fred J. Klein ABOUT FRED Fred is a member of the Southern California Writer’s Association, OC Writers, and Hometown Reads. He has had some short stories published and a humorous book, Memoirs of a Road Warrior, for sale on Amazon.com. Fred writes from his experiences as a salesman, laboratory technician, food service worker, writer, drummer, … Read more

OBrien, Cynthia Kern

By admin | November 15, 2022

Cynthia Kern OBrien ABOUT CYNTHIA Ask me about Markybook.com now available for Pre-Order! Cynthia Kern OBrien is the author of the A True Story by Granny debut picture book series: I Used to be a Fairy; The Tooth Fairy and the Baby Elf; and I Don’t Want to Go to Preschool. A grandmother of three, … Read more

Colfax, Douglas J

By admin | November 15, 2022

Douglas J Colfax ABOUT DOUGLAS Fantasy writer, new to how things work. Open to learn, and maybe make stories that reach people. Inspired by anime, manga, and games. I want to write full-time, any format, whether it be for tv, manga or comic, and books.

DeMille, Dianne L, PhD

By admin | October 16, 2022

Dianne L DeMille PhD ABOUT DIANNE Dianne DeMille has written several educational books. Since retiring from over 40 years in public school education, she has co-authored “It Started with A Pencil: Memoir, Leslie B. DeMille,” about her father and his career as an internationally renowned professional artist. She worked with Larry Ray Hardin, Jeff Pearce, … Read more