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San Francisco Writing for Change Conference 

$149 until sold out!


The San Francisco Writing for Change Conference will be held the Unitarian Universalist Center on Saturday, October 12, 2013 … about two weeks away!   If you write nonfiction, this is the event for you! This year’s keynote–When Woman Wake, Mountains Move–will be delivered by Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen. Her book, Moving Toward the Millionth Circle led to her involvement with the United Nations and the 5th World Conference on Women. Equally inspirational is Jennifer Przybylo who co-authored Do Good Well which was praised by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus as “the primer for social innovation.”

Also confirmed for the SFW4C: Charlotte Ashlock, Digital Producer and Editor at Berrett-Koehler; Nina Amir, Write Nonfiction NOW! and How to Blog a Book, Jim Azevedo, Smashwords; Kirk Boyd, author of 2048: Humanity’s Agreement to Live Together; Joel Friedlander, Marin Bookworks; Anne Hill, Bay Area Bloggers; Jan Johnson, Red Wheel/Weiser; Cathleen Miller,Champion of Choice; and literary agents Peter Beren, Andy Ross and Mike Larsen. Panels of authors, agents, editors, and marketing pros will offer you the chance to pitch your book and get free feedback on your work.

Register online today!  This highly effective and affordable event is just $149. Optional gourmet box lunch: $20. Details and Registration:

Barbara Santos

SFWC Marketing Director

(925) 420-6223  Direct Line



Writing Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

Coach Teresa says: “Wear the dual hats of writer and promoter. Reach out, not stress out.”

author of:

Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW (the workbook)

Love Made of Heart (the mother-daughter novel used in college composition classes; book is archived at the San Francisco History Center)

Answer Me Now  (the award-winning short play)

and speeches advocating mental health and end violence against women and children

Click here for a list of Coach Teresa’s event.


Judith Marshall was in the Critique Group that Lynn Scott, Marcia Naomi Berger and I were members of.

Judith was building her platform while she was writing her novel; Coach Teresa took this photo of Judith at a critique group meeting; this photo has become one of Judith's favorite publicity shots.

Here’s news from Judie!

“I’ve been asked to speak about my writing process and my screen option for Husbands May Come and Go but Friends are Forever at The Chateaus in Pleasant Hill, CA, on Monday, March 11th, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. If you’re in the neighborhood, please come by and say hello.

“Just wanted to let you know that starting tomorrow, March 3rd, 2013, for one week only my novel will be available as an eBook on Smashwords at a 50% discount.  If you know someone who might enjoy the book and who has an eReader other than a Kindle, please pass the information on.  Here’s a link.  Although not discounted, you can access the Kindle and print versions on Amazon by clicking on the title below my signature.  I’m thrilled that the book has now received more than fifty 5-star reviews on Amazon.

“In other news, I’m expecting the first draft of the script from a new screenwriter next week.  Hope this one is a keeper!

“Thanks for your ongoing support.”


Judith Marshall

Author of Husbands May Come and Go but Friends are Forever optioned for the big screen.


Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan cheering for you!

Writing Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan cares about helping fiction and nonfiction writers build their platforms and work on their craft simultaneously with ease.  She says: “Wear the dual hats as promoter and writer and be happily published. Reach out, not stress out, to materialize your dearest dreams.”

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