Jessica Barksdale’s writing retreat starts tonight. I haven’t missed her annual event in about 5 years. It’s close to home so no airplanes, buses, or trains to get there. She’s a great cook, has a lovely home among the trees, and has a great sense of humor. She gives us new writing information and time to process and write. I enjoy the other writers who attend, reading their work, plus sharing supportive critiques.
Jessica was one of my first creative writing instructors at Diablo Valley College about fifteen years ago. I learned short story writing that led me to win awards in contests and acceptances in several anthologies. She also teaches novel writing at UCLA, edits manuscripts, and has traditionally published over 15 contemporary fiction books. Click here
Editor of Written Across the Genres
Author of Hada’s Fog