Friday, November 4th, 2011 – 9:00 a.m. – 11 a.m.
The public is invited. CWC membership not required.
The California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch’s monthly Writers Network’s breakfast meeting for November will feature author Shirley Parenteau.
Shirley Parenteau grew up on the Northern Oregon coast where her father was a logger and her mother wrote for newspapers: Naturally, writing and storytelling became part of Shirley’s life. She first wrote for travel and outdoor magazines, then for ten years wrote an outdoor humor column for a local newspaper. By then, she had married, moved to California, and was the mother of two boys and a girl. A class given by author Eve Bunting at Sly Park led Shirley to write children’s books. After publishing eight children’s books, Shirley turned to women’s fiction and published novels with Ballantine Books and Harlequin.
Her six granddaughters turned Shirley’s interests back to writing for children including a counting book called One Frog Sang, and a book about sharing called Bears on Chairs, which will be followed in the fall of 2012 by Bears in Beds. Shirley is currently working on the third in the series: Bears in Baths, a book that will introduce those cuddly little bears to bath time.
Speaker Intro by Laurie Hoirup – Lauries.Legacy@yahoo.com | LauriesLegacy.com
Writers Network is held the first Friday of every month at 9 AM at the International House of Pancakes (IHOP), 2216 Sunrise Blvd., Rancho Cordova (just north of Highway 50).
California Writers Club Sacramento Branch is an educational non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation serving writers in the greater Sacramento area. The organization is dedicated to the education and encouragement of writers at all levels of expertise in the craft of writing and in the marketing of their work.
For more information, contact group leader Bob Quinlan