Your Engraved Invitation to the Boortean Embassy Literary Salon

Greetings from the Boortean Embassy, currently in geosynchronous orbit around your planets! We would like to invite you to the next literary salon, this Saturday, February 27, from 1pm-3pm (PST). In order to participate, all you need to do is dial in using the following digits: 1.712.775.7031. When prompted, enter the code 428-380#. Thank you to!

RSVP is required. You may let the embassy know you will be attending via the form below, Face Book, or email:

Humbly Yours,

The Boortean Ambassador



The Ocean Beach Writers Networking Group is THIS Thursday!

Here’s the link for details. . .

Looking forward to seeing you there! Questions? Send me a comment in the form below.


Attention OB Writers!

Here’s the link for information on the next OB Writers Networking Group.

Networking Tips for Writers – Envisioning Success

Cover by artist, Marcia Borell

Cover by artist, Marcia Borell

My new ebook, Networking Tips for Writers: Envisioning Successis now available for purchase at Thank you to my dear friend, Marcia Borell (who also did the wonderful art for my poetry collection, Search for a Kinder Muse), for creating the cover and assisting with formatting!

Would love honest feedback, as this ebook will expand exponentially!


Search for a Kinder Muse – New Price!

cover search for a kinder muse

Searching for a Kinder Muse? In honor of the new year, I’ve decided to lower the price on my recent poetry collection. Check it out by following this link!

Would love to know what you think, too. After all, poetry is an invitation to dialogue!


The Boortean Embassy Creative Writing Workshops

Do you want to hone your flash fiction skills? Haibun? Write scifaiku or other speculative poetry? Or perhaps you want to write a novella, novel or memoir, and know that you thrive – and process best – when exchanging ideas with others. . .(Then there’s that being held accountable dynamic.)

Look no further! If you already have a few writing friends that would like to join you, even better!

Normally, I charge $200.00 an hour for writing coaching; however, in celebration of the New Year (and yes, I am a Fire Monkey, so I’m feeling exceptionally generous. . .), I’m offering a four-session workshop for the grand total of $200.00 per person.

NOTE: For those of you who may not be familiar with Boort (or all things Boortean), it is a planetary system often visited in my fiction and poetry (e.g.., The Waters of Nyr). For those of you who write drabbles and submit them to Alban Lake Publishing’s Great Lakes drabble contests, then you have seen my  moniker, The Boortean Ambassador, in both the subject and signature lines of my emails. I have also hosted an online literary salon where artists, poets, and fiction writers gather to discuss their creative work. The Embassy is a fun place to exchange ideas within the science and speculative fiction arenas – and yes, horror, as well. I’m all about crossing genres and transfusing tropes!

Questions? Please contact me in the space below.

The Next OB Writers Networking Group Meets on Thursday, February 11, 2016

Happy Chinese and Buddhist New Year! Here’s to dedicating ourselves to being the best writers we can be  – and connecting with other writers!

Who: Published and yet-to-be-published writers, poets, fiction and non-fiction writers, editors, copywriters, and content providers, indie publishers et al. Whether you’re a local OBcean, live in San Diego at large, or are “just visiting” the area, you are welcome to join us.

What: The Ocean Beach Writers Networking group for serious professional writers.

Where: Te Mana Cafe  on Voltaire, between Cable and Bacon in Ocean Beach.

When: Every Thursday from 12:30PM-1:30PM.

Why: To connect, share resources, referrals – and more!

How: Just go to FaceBook and click  “join” on the Ocean Beach Writers Networking Group and/or email me at to be placed on the weekly newsletter list.

Please be sure to thank Te Mana’s owners, Marguerite and Jason, for welcoming us. Check out this awesome menu. They now have beer and the wine is on its way. . .Show your appreciation for the incredible staff by tipping often and generously.

As the group expands, we will have prearranged topics – and an occasional guest speaker. Get involved now and be part of that expansion! Bring your business cards, flyers, recent publications, calls for submission, referrals, and anything else you can think of. To receive the OBWNG newsletter, send me an email at

Looking forward to connecting with you!

Please visit my Author, Workshop Facilitator & Writing Coach site for other resources.