Karl Keating joined the Guild in 2017 and was elected president in 2019 for a term beginning in 2020. He can be reached at president@sdwritersguild.org. His website is www.karlkeating.com.  

Karl worked as a writer, editor, and publisher for more than thirty years and is the author of fifteen books, all non-fiction. Cumulatively his books have sold nearly half a million copies. His current writing projects include books on hiking Grand Canyon and Yosemite, a how-to-write-and-edit guide written in the voice of Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s Mrs. Malaprop, and a memoir of walking Italy’s Cammino di San Benedetto.