Time to Write Now By Julaina Kleist-Corwin

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J.K. Royce Author of PILZ has a Life Experience Published in Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans

J.K. Royce

J.K. Royce’s essay, “Writer’s Slump” is featured in my book, Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans. Presenters and authors can look for the sensory details Royce included, for example: her husband regards her with the “worried eyes of a deer sniffing the scent of a hungry wolf.” She laces the essay with snippets of subtle humor and metaphor.

During a cell phone call from her mother, Royce said she thought her mother was “about to morph into a cell signal, burst through the phone, and reconfigure herself in front of me so I wouldn’t miss what she was about to say.”

You’ll find out what her mother says when you order the eBook, Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans on it’s launch day, May 31st, for only $.99.


Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Written Across the Genres

Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans

Award-Winning Comedian Stacey Gustafson Is Featured In Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans

Comedian Stacey Gustafson

In my new book, Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans,

# Stacey Lowrey Gustafson‘s story “Five Minutes as Stand-Up Comic” is featured with nineteen others.

She published a book ranked #1 Amazon Best Seller in Parenting & Family Humor, called Are You Kidding Me? My Life With an Extremely Loud Family, Bathroom Calamities, and Crazy Relatives.

Her many awards include Erma Bombeck Humor Writer of the Month, Best Comedian at Tommy T’s Comedy Club Open Mic Night, and 2nd place winner in 2015 Toastmaster’s Humorous Speech contest.


My book will launch in a few days. I’ll keep you posted when it’s available so you can find out about Stacey’s path to becoming a comedian.


Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Written Across the Genres

Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans

Hada’s Fog

St. Patrick’s Day Special Jordan Bernal Books The Keepers of Eire Discounted

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 

Here’s a reminder that Jordan Bernal’s fabulous fantasy books are discounted in honor of this St. Patrick’s Day. Click here.

Lucky news is that she recently published a middle-grade version (without the sex scenes but still lots of dragons).

The sale is  going on now. Don’t miss it.


Get a print copy or eBook copy for yourself or for gifts.


How did you celebrate the day?


Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Editor of Written Across the Genres,

Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans,

and author of Hada’s Fog




Contagious, Why Things Catch On Book Recommendation

Contagious promotionLani Longshore shared her copy of Contagious, Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger with me today. She had put orange-tabs on pages that might interest me (the orange tabs match the cover color).  Click here

On the back cover, Discover stated, “The practical companion to Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point.” The book is about why online content goes viral.  Berger provides “a set of specific, actionable techniques for getting things to catch on.”

As usual when I get a book I haven’t read, I open it up without looking and this time I read page 195 to 196.

“When trying to generate word of mouth, many people forget one important detail. They focus so much on getting people to talk that they ignore the part that really matters: what people are talking about.

That’s the problem with creating content that is unrelated to the product or idea it is meant to promote. There’s a big difference between people talking about content and people talking about the company, organization, or person that created that content.”

Lani LongshoreThanks, Lani, for the loan.

Lani Longshore’s Blog

Mastering the world, one stack at a time

Click here.



Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Editor of Written Across the Genres

Author Hada’s Fog


Writer Friends Meet Once A Year At the Mark Hopkins Hotel For The SFWC

Neva, Sheila and me







The San Francisco Writers Conference at the Mark Hopkins Hotel brings writers back together annually. With all the excitement of meeting editors and agents and learning from presenters, the bonus is to reconnect with dear friends.

Neva Hodges and Sheila Bali pictured here with me were in my writing class. Neva moved and Sheila is determined to finish editing her novel about escaping from the Hungarian Revolution. Several contacts she made at the conference are interested in representing her. Neva told us her novel is past the Beta reader stage and will be published in a few months.




Judy Lussie and Sheila

In this photo Sheila is with Judy Lussie who is in my writing class  where they met several years ago and rarely see each other now. Judy’s novel about friends on a ski trip is in the editing stages. Judy was a big help to me as my SFWC Registration assistant this year.








Margie and MeI’m here with Margie Yee Webb, President of the California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch and author of Cat Mulan’s Mindful Musings.

We met at the conference years ago. Margies Cat Mulan

If you are interested in her book, click here. Great photos especially for cat lovers.





Peter and ArleenHere is Peter Dudley and Arleen Eagling who were in the same critique group as I was way back twelve years ago. They rarely see each other. Arleen is editing her novel about three women who take a road trip.

Peter has published several books. His New Eden Trilogy  you can peruse if you click here. It takes place three hundred years after nuclear war destroyed most of the Earth.

Peter's trilogy







Rebecca and meRebecca (Lenore) Harris was in a critique group that met at my house several years ago but now we only see each other at the conference. She is editing her historical novel. We met when she volunteered to assist me in registration about eight years ago.




I wish I had taken more photos of the many friends with whom I reunited this year. I will in 2017 when we meet again.




Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Editor of Written Across the Genres

Author of soon-to-be-released Hada’s Fog