Published Members

Active Members of the California Writers  Club, Berkeley Branch (published writers, authors, poets and qualified bloggers) are listed here with links to their work.

Members, please check this page regularly and send updates to berkeley.cwc@gmail.com with “Member Page” in the subject line. Members may request a posting be added via the form at http://tinyurl.com/cwcbb-published-author.

JoAnn Smith Ainsworth head shotJoAnn Smith Ainsworth

Matilda’s SongOut of the Dark Polite Enemies The Farmer and the Wood NymphExpect Trouble  • Expect Deception

“The author’s attention to detail and dialogue make this a book I would highly recommend.” Affaire de Coeur Review Magazine

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Karen Arlen photoKaren Arlen

They Came Singing: Songs from California’s History (bk & CD) • Days of Gold! Songs of the California Gold Rush (bk & CD) • Tutokanula: A Yosemite Legend (Musical Historical Play & CD)

I am co-author and publisher of books, CDs and plays on California History Through Song. These are of particular interest to educators, musicians and historians.

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John Byrne BarryBarry

Bones in the Wash: Politics is Tough. Family is Tougher

I set out to write the kind of book I love to read — fun, fast-paced, but with three-dimensional characters, a believable plot, and a whiff of literary merit.

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Bellucci photo Lucille Bellucci

The Year of the Rat • Journey From Shanghai • Stone of Heaven • The Snake Woman of Ipanema • A Rare Passion • Pastiche: Stories and Such • Farrago: More Stories • Meow’s Way (FREE!) • Meow’s Way Redux

Lucille’s short stories and essays have won eight first-place awards.

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Sheryl Bize-Boutte photoSheryl J. Bize Boutte

Books: A Dollar Five: Stories From A Baby Boomer’s Ongoing JourneyA Kiss Under The MistletoeThe Dog With The Old SoulAll That and More’s WeddingRunning For The 2:10 – More Stories From a Baby Boomer’s Ongoing JourneyTalking In Class blog

“Full of such imagery I felt I had been there.” — Publisher’s Weekly.

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Gurnam BrardGurnam S. Brard

East of Indus

“Dr. Brard is a masterful raconteur and very knowledgeable about the social, cultural, religious and political factors affecting life in India.”—Dr. R. Cardin, Newport Beach, CA

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kristen caven headshotKristen Caven

The Vesuvian Affair • The Souls of Her Feet – book & musical •  Perfectly Revolting: My Glamorous Cartooning Career  • The Reason She Left and Other Stories  • Sammy Sperm’s Guide to Safe Sex • The Bullying AntidoteThe Winning FamilyOn the Wings of Self-Esteem (with Dr. Louise Hart)

“Kristen Caven brings the disciplined imagination of a thousand ballerinas and the incisive wit of a Gary Larson to her graphic essays on life, love, education, and the real meaning of everything.” —Libby Comeaux

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Portrait of a Traveler in TWO PLUS FOUR EQUALS ONE: Celebrating the Relationship Between People With Disabilities and Their Service Animals  • A Particular Dog in Norway (poem) in KALEIDOSCOPE Magazine, Summer/Fall 2011

I’m a poet and a storyteller who’s always on the move for a new way to say things about things dog and disability.

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Gary Durbin

Nano-Uncertainty brings to life the strange world of high-tech in the Bay Area, while presenting the real danger of an unconstrained artificial intelligence.

“…will delight both thriller fans and sci-fi lovers.”

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Henry Hitz

White Knight, or how one man came to believe that he was the one who caused the San Francisco City Hall killings and the Jonestown Massacre

ʺA powerful tale set in San Francisco during the turbulent late ‘70s…An elegant debut novel.”— Clifford Irving, author of Final Argument and Trial

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Francine Thomas Howard

Page from a Tennessee Journal •  Paris Noire • The Sisterhood Hyphen
(Photo by Barbara Vail.)

ʺRemarkable…as suspenseful as it is rich in detail.ʺ  — USA Today

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Kymberlie Ingalls photoKymberlie Ingalls

My Blog BookBridges

A pioneer in blogging, having self-published online since 1997. Works include personal essay, prose, short fictional stories, and a memoir in progress. Beware of the occasional falling opinions.

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Tim Jollymore photoTim Jollymore

Listener in the Snow • Observation Hill, a novel of class and murder • The Advent of Elizabeth

Readers’ Favorites, “This is elegant storytelling that packs a punch.”

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Bobbie Kinkead

Rhyonna’s Fright  – a Faery Tale

“…it was empathizing, it felt deeply from the heart. What a wonderful achievement!” Linda Wall, Librarian and Storyteller

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Sue Mote

Hmong and American

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Leena Prasad

iT felt Like A kiss: glimpses of art in the Mission District of San Francisco • not exactly haiku

I write because, well, I don’t remember a time when I was not a writer…

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Christine Headshot_300 (1)   Christine Volker

Venetian Blood: Murder in a Sensuous City

“A riveting whodunit that makes full use of its dramatic setting.”Kirkus Reviews

Photo by Ben Krantz.
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A Lucky DogFurther Adventures of A Lucky Dog • Penny HouseJack London’s DogTwice a Hero • The Numbers Series •  The Secret Heart of Numbers.

“Dirk Wales not only creates masterpieces, he is a masterpiece.” —Imagine Publicity

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