Select from the list of members below:
Josh Baxt, aka Josh Turner • Gered Beeby • Robyn Bennett • Bob Boze • Lewis Brackett • Marcia Buompensiero • Marie DiMercurio • Larry Edwards • J. Elke Ertle • Corey Fayman • Andrea Susan Glass • Janet Hafner • Margaret Harmon • Peggy Hinaekian • Tom Leech • Lisa Kleiman • Melody Kramer • David and Victoria Povall • Philip Pryde • Laura Roberts • Mardie Schroeder • Charlie Seraphin • Charlotte Thompson • Amy Wall • Ruth Leyse Wallace • Gary Winters
Josh Baxt (writing as Josh Turner)
Books: Endless Blue Sky by Josh Turner (pen name for Josh Baxt)
Available at https://www.amazon.com/Endless-Blue-Sky-Josh-Turner/dp/098160207X/ and https://sunbeltpublications.com/shop/endless-blue-sky/
Books: Dark Option: A Novel by Gered Beeby
Contact information: Geredbeeby (at) aol.com
Speaking and Presentations: Gered is Past President (2003) of the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild and remains on the Board as a Director-At-Large (“Official Greeter”). In addition, he serves as a reviewer for the San Diego Book Awards. He is available to discuss the topics of (1) Creative Non- Fiction, (2) Screenplays and (3) Short Stories.
In 2002 Gered published a suspense/thriller novel of industrial espionage, Dark Option, which has also been written for the screen. His novel was nominated for a PMA Benjamin Franklin award in the category, Best New Voice – Fiction (2003). His first screenplay, “The Bottle Imp” is a deal-with-the-devil story based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1892 classic tale.
Starting his career as a nuclear submarine officer, Gered later turned to engineering and construction management. He subsequently retired from these lines of work and also retired from the Naval Reserve with the rank of Captain. He is dual-licensed in California as a Professional Engineer in both Mechanical and Civil engineering. He holds a Community College Teaching Credential and has taught classes in building codes. Active in public affairs, Gered served on the 2011/2012 San Diego County Civil Grand Jury as Foreman Pro Tem. Contact information: Geredbeeby (at) aol.com
Robyn Bennett (writing as Casey Fae Hewson)
Books: Fiction – Haven River, Aqua Bay (Casey Fae Hewson)
Nonfiction: Minute Taking Madness (Robyn Bennett)
Articles: Running an event when the earth keeps shakingExecutive Secretary. September/October 2016, Vol 6, Issue 4.
Minute Taking a Team Effort Executive Secretary.
This article features an interview with SDWEG member Bob Boze and first appeared in Executive Secretary Magazine, a global training publication and must read for any administrative professional. You can get a 30% discount on an individual subscription when you subscribe through Robyn. Email email@example.com and tell them Robyn sent you.
Website: www.caseyfaehewson.com or www.minutesmadness.wordpress.com Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Books: A Romance Trilogy: Horses of Tir Na Nog, Book 1, A New Door Opens; Book 2, The Sisterhood;. Book 3 Dreams
The Beach Pool;
Autobiography: Love is a Pretty Girl with a Cape to Share your Dreams With
Speaking and Presentations: Bob is a diverse author with a diverse background who is willing to speak to groups and book clubs. subjects he would be happy to share with you include: travel (in general and related to writing); writing romance; humor in your story; show, don’t tell; sex in your novel; the importance of book covers and descriptions; reading your audience (as a speaker and writer); engaging your audience (as a speaker and writer); the changing world of small business; making your business work.
If you have a subject you think he might be willing to speak on, simply ask. He’s not afraid to say no.
Books: Anthology: Brackett and Crocker 1630’s first settlers: voyages and genealogy. Available at Higginson Books.com, Salem, Massachusetts.
Novellas: “Piscataqua, 1630’s,” “Pilgrim Plantation 1634,” “The English voyaged West Before Columbus,” “King Solomon’s Ships,” “The Gospel letter to Athens,” and many stories. Available at www.lewishb.tv or on Amazon Kindle.
Marcia Buompensiero (writing as Loren Zahn)
Books: Dirty Little Murders
Deadly Little Secrets
Fatal Little Lies
Books: From Birth Until Sunset: Poisoned to Death by Marie DiMercurio Available at https://www.amazon.com/Birth-Until-Sunset-Poisoned-Death/dp/1682891534/
J. Elke Ertle
Book: Walled In Berlin
Contact information: 619-222-0858 or email authorpreneur (at) icloud.com.
Speaking and Presentations: Surrounded by the stone-and-mortar Berlin Wall and trapped behind equally insurmountable parental walls, a young girl breaks free and seeks independence far from home. J. Elke Ertle was that girl. Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom is her memoir, the story of the first 21 years of her life, growing up in West Berlin during the Cold War.
Elke has spoken both nationally and internationally. Aside from giving a lively presentation on Walled-In, she is also available to discuss the factors that led to the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall.
Books: Border Field Blues
Black’s Beach Shuffle
Desert City Diva
Contact: clf (at) coreylynnfayman.com
Andrea Susan Glass
Andrea Susan Glass, an award-winning ghostwriter, copyeditor, and instructor, is the CEO of WritersWay and The Ebook Academy. She’s written/edited more than 100 books/ebooks in the fields of personal and professional development on topics such as marketing, dog training, and natural healthcare. An instructor for UCSD Extension, Cal State San Marcos, and MiraCosta College, Andrea also gives talks and teaches courses at local libraries and business groups, and holds workshops around the San Diego area. Andrea speaks on Topics such as:
- Publish & Profit With Ebooks
- Turn Your Book into a Business
- How a Book or Ebook Can Build Your Business
She’s an active member of the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild, Publishers & Writers of San Diego, and San Diego Professional Editors Network. Her websites can be viewed at www.WritersWay.com. To discuss a presentation, contact Andrea at andrea (at) writersway.com or 858-350-5235.
Janet R Hafner
Book: Eye of an Eagle - A Peter Poppin Adventure
May be ordered from Amazon.com, Barnes & Nobel.com, Lulu.com and from the author at jrhafner19 (at) gmail.com
Books: A Field Guide to North American Birders: A Parody
The Man Who Learned to Walk in Shoes That Pinch: Contemporary Fables
The Genie Who Had Wishes of His Own: 21st-Century Fables
Speaking and Presentations:
Author of The Genie Who Had Wishes of His Own: 21st-Century Fables and The Man Who Learned to Walk In Shoes That Pinch: Contemporary Fables, Margaret Harmon is a modern fabulist, “an American Aesop.” Ray Bradbury called her fables “Fantastic!”
In Harmon’s illustrated, interactive presentation “What Are YOUR Fables?” we discover the psychological power tools that empower us to be who we want to be—personally, in relationships, and as a society. Harmon reads aloud a short fable that fits the group, and audience members discuss what the fable means to them. Then we figure out why stories of genies and fairy godmothers invariably offer us THREE MAGIC wishes. Why not one? Or seven? And why magic? Those who help figure out receive a magic gold coin.
Harmon’s award-winning fables air on National Public Radio and are taught in college literature and oral interpretation classes. She also wrote and illustrated A Field Guide to North American Birders: A Parody, and over 300 of her short pieces have been published nationally. A former English and French teacher, Harmon has lived with her husband and children in England and France. She has been a member of the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild since 1990.
Contact: (858) 488-2250 or www.MargaretHarmon.com
Book: Of Julia and Men
available at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble and Warwick's
Paperback: ISBN 9781949472929
Books in paperback, audiobook, and ebook formats can be ordered from Amazon.com or directly from the author on her website. Orders placed directly with the author will be fulfilled with 4 signed prints by the author.
Speaking and Presentations: Peggy is prepared to speak about how she came to write her book, Of Julia and Men, which is the tale of a Middle Eastern young woman who wanted to escape from the traditional society of Egypt and found her freedom and sexuality in Europe of the 1960s during full bloom of the women's liberation movement.
She would discuss the man/woman relationship in Egypt in the 1950s which has not changed much since then. She would also discuss her etchings, 26 images of which are illustrated in the book at the front of each chapter. She would also show samples of the original etchings and discuss various modes of printing.
Books: Say it like Shakespeare: the Bard's Timeless Tips for Communication Success
Outdoors San Diego: Hiking, Biking & Camping
On the Road in '68: a year of turmoil, a journey of friendship
Fun on the Job: Amusing and true tales from Rosie-the-Riveters to Rocket Scientists
The Curious Adventures of Santa's Wayward Elves (with Leslie Johnson-Leech)
Website: www.presentationspress.com; www.amazon.com
Books: The book YOU GOT THIS: Everything You Need to Master Authentic Public Speaking, (River Grove Books) was published on August 27, 2019. It is registered with Ingram and is available on Amazon (and other online sellers) at https://www.amazon.com/You-Got-This-Everything-Authentic/dp/1632992329/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1566317206&sr=1-1
Speaking: Author Lisa Kleiman shares her secrets about stepping out in front of any group and successfully delivering your message with clarity, confidence, and authenticity. Filled with worksheets and helpful tips, You Got This helps you prepare for every possibility—from big picture issues like determining your audience to the smallest details, such as the clothes you’ll wear.The easy-to-use guide gives you the all tools you need to present a speech that delivers, including the following--
• Managing speech anxiety
• Planning, speech writing, and practicing
• Strategies to becoming a better presenter
• Knowing when and how to smoothly adapt your message during your speech
• Effectively planning, managing, and addressing audience questions
• Speaking authentically and using humor effectively
• And more!
Author, speaker, and trainer, Lisa has coached individuals and facilitated hundreds of classes, workshops, and seminars for multiple audiences across the globe. Her diverse background offers a wide range of topics such as public speaking, business writing, and business communication. She has held management and consulting positions at Fortune 500 companies and has served as a faculty member of Boise State University teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. Lisa has a passion for communication and helping others develop their presence and voice with clarity, confidence and authenticity in both written and oral format.
Contact: Tel. 858-705-8883 or www.yougotthiscomm.com
Melody A. Kramer
Books: Lawyers Decoded: Essential Knowledge for Saving Money and Reducing Legal Hassles; Nebraska Prosecutor’s Deskbook, 3rd Edition (co-author); The Prosecutor's Traffic Manual, 3rd Edition (co-author)
Selection of Articles: "The life-affirming act of preparing for my death," Medium.com, Apr 19, 2019; "I’m enough – finding peace in a world of hyperbole," Medium.com. Feb 9, 2019; "Woofers and Tweeters: How Fight-or-Flight Holds the Key to Ending the Shutdown," The Well News, Jan 24, 2019; "Confessions of an adrenaline addict and trial lawyer," Lawyers for a Better Legal Profession blog, Mar 13, 2013; "The Tweet-up Virgin Has An Epiphany," Lawyers for a Better Legal Profession blog, Sep 12, 2009; "Quality vs. Quantity - the billable hour mousetrap," National Association of Freelance Legal Professionals blog, Jan 28, 2009
Speaking and presentations: Melody A. Kramer is a member of SDWEG and a 20+ year trial and business lawyer located in Sorrento Valley, and is an experienced national speaker. Her speaking engagements have included presentations at Stanford Law School, Nebraska State Bar Association, National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators, San Diego County Bar Association, University of San Diego, Lawyers Club of San Diego, Hera Hub, Hera Labs (now Stella Labs), San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange, Attorney Credits, SPARK, and San Diego Startup Week. Melody has three books published, numerous article publications, and many podcast interviews to her credit. She is also a certified instructor in fight-or-flight scenario-based self-defense training and serves as a board member for non-profit P.O.C. Enterprises. Melody enjoys providing presentations to both small and large groups, specializing in “taking the scary out of legal topics” and particularly business law. Topics on which Ms. Kramer speaks include:
- Legal Basics Every Business Needs to Know
- Playing Well With Others: How to Create Smart Business Partnerships
- How to Start Your Own Business, Even if You Don’t Know What You are Doing
- Contract Essentials for Business
- How to Transform Your Stage Fright Into Powerful Speaking
Read more about Ms. Kramer at www.melodyannkramer.com. Contact Ms. Kramer at melodyannkramer (at) gmail.com to discuss arranging a presentation.
David and Victoria Povall
|Books: Series title: Perils of a Reluctant Psychic. Book titles include The Gift of the Twin Houses, Secrets of Innocence, and Jackal in the Mirror
All books can be found on their website www.2authors.com along with links to the booksellers Amazon, Barnes & Nobel, and iBooks.
Philip R. Pryde, PhD
|Books: Conservation in the Soviet Union, Cambridge University Press
Nonconventional Energy Resources, John Wiley & Sons
Environmental Management in the Soviet Union, Cambridge University Press
Environmental Resources and Constraints in the Former Soviet Republics, Westview Press
San Diego: An Introduction to the Region, Sunbelt Publications (5th edition, 2014)
Articles: The Day the San Diego River Was Saved: The History of Floods and Floodplain Planning in Mission Valley The Journal of San Diego History, Vol. 57, no. 3 (Summer 2011), pp. 152-184.
|Speaking and Presentations: Philip R. Pryde, Ph.D. is a professor emeritus at SDSU, where he taught for 32 years, with specializations in natural resource conservation and environmental policy. Phil has produced a variety of non-fiction books since the 1970s. His 1972 work,
His most recent book is the 2014 revised 5th edition of San Diego: An Introduction to the Region. It is the first edition in full color. Since 1976 it has been the standard reference guide to San Diego County, conveying the history, natural environment, and uniqueness of the San Diego region. Phil is available to speak on a variety of topics, including:
|Books:Ninjas of the 512: A Texas-Sized Satire
Everything I Need to Know About Love I Learned from Pop Songs
Edited by Laura Roberts http://buttontapper.com/love-relationships/
NaNoWriMo: A Cheater’s Guide
Confessions of a 3-Day Novelist: How to Write an Entire Book in Just 72 Hours
San Diego from A to Z: An Alphabetical Guide
|Book: Go West for Luck, Go West for Love
|Speaking and Presentations: Charlie Seraphin’s goal is to make you think. His life adventures are fascinating, including a stint as the VP/General Manager of two of San Diego’s most successful radio stations. But Charlie is more interested in you and your circumstances than he is in bragging about his accomplishments.
In his first book titled: One Stupid Mistake--Smart Decision-Making in a Crazy World he asks hard questions like: Why do we do things we know we shouldn’t do? Why do we continue to make the same mistakes? What makes us want to blame others for our bad decisions? And how can we free our minds from the clutter of modern technological society?
Charlie Seraphin was an award-winning journalist, a radio host and manager, a sports executive, and a college professor. He has been recognized by the Associated Press, Radio TV News Directors Association, National Association of Broadcasters and the National Headliners Club for outstanding news coverage. He has covered thousands of stories and interviewed hundreds of notable people, including Ronald Reagan, Yogi Berra, Dr. Benjamin Spock, Barbara Bush, Mother Teresa and David Koresh. Imagine that group around your dinner table!
He’s jumped from an airplane, played volleyball at a nudist colony, negotiated with a cult leader, lived with monks at a monastery and enjoyed lunch at the White House with a sitting president. He’s worked as a senior marketing executive in Major League Baseball, the NBA, the NFL and MLS. Although he has lived all over the world—-from San Francisco, LA, San Diego and London to Ibiza, Spain, and Dallas, Texas--he has never forgotten his roots in rural Wisconsin.
He and his wife recently returned to San Diego after living in America’s oldest city, St. Augustine, Florida. He is as comfortable with janitors and manual laborers as with heads of state. A husband of 37 years and the father of six successful professional children, Charlie’s style is dynamic, unpretentious, and as comfortable as his common sense message. Learn more at www.OneStupidMistake.com or on Facebook @One Stupid Mistake.
|Books: 101 Ways to the Best Medical Care
Grandparenting a Child with Special Needs
Prescription (Rx) for Parenting – How To Raise Healthy Infants and Children
Raising a Child with a Neuromuscular Disorder
Raising a Handicapped Child
Single Solutions: An Essential Guide for Single Career Women
Making Wise Choices: A Guide for Women
Your Personal Parenting Guide – Infant and Childcare Wisdom from a Top Pediatrician
Selection of Articles:
|Speaking and Presentations: Charlotte E. Thompson, MD, a member of SDW/EG and pediatrician located in La Jolla, is an experienced national and international speaker, with ten books published, numerous journal publications, and more than 200 radio and TV interviews to her credit. She has served on advisory boards of numerous health organizations in California as well as being listed in Who’s Who in American Women and Great Minds of the 21st Century. She enjoys providing presentations to both small and large groups.
Topics on which Dr. Thompson speaks include:
As a new writer, Amy has found success getting her short pieces accepted into Chaleur Magazine. Here are two pieces, one now appearing in two different publications.
- "My Masterpiece" in Chaleur Magazine
- "Mr. Malaprop" in Chaleur Magazine
- "Mr. Malaprop" in Inlandia Journal
- "Not at Night" in Chaleur Magazine
For more information about Amy's work, see her website.
Ruth Leyse Wallace, PhD, RD
|Books: Nutrition and Mental Health
Linking Nutrition to Mental Health
The Metaparadigm of Clinical Dietetics: Derivation and Applications
Booklets: “Nutrition, Alcohol, Drugs and You”
“Supporting Your Mental Health with Good Nutrition”
Articles published in Newsletter of Behavioral Health Nutrition-a practice group of the American Dietetic Association
Anxiety. Fall 2011.
Bipolar Disorder and Nutrition in Adults. Summer, 2010: 1-8.
Nutrition and Schizophrenia: A Review of Selected References. Spring, 2008:
Articles published in Diagnostic Nutrition Network
Ethical Aspects of Clinical Dietetics. 1999; 8: (1) 1-7.
Advancement of dietetic-specific services in an integrated health system. April 1997; 6: (1) 1-5. With Mary Picchioni, PhD, RD
Clinical Dietetics Theory Needed to Complement Nutritional Science Theory. October 1996; 5: (2) 6-7.
Total Fitness as a Psychiatric Hospital Program, Bull of Menninger Clin. 1981; 45: (1) 65-71. With Conroy Robert, Kim Smith, Ed Alexander, Alan Felthaus, & Pauline Levy.
Anorexia Nervosa, Dietetics in Developmental and Psychiatric Disorder. Newsletter of Dietetic Practice Group of The American Dietetic Association. 1981; 2 (2) 1-4.
Adapting the problem-oriented medical record to the psychiatric hospital. J Amer Diet Assoc. 1973; 63: (6) 643-645. With Mary Lou Chappelle, RD
Mood Disorders; Schizophrenia, two Behavioral Health sections of The Nutrition Care Manual 2009. The American Dietetic Association.
For more information: ruthwallace78(at)gmail.com
|Speaking and Presentations: Ruth Leyse-Wallace, Ph.D, RD. - Ruth has been a member of the Guild since 2006. She has served on the Board of Directors since 2008, acting as Secretary in 2010 and 2011, and serving as President in 2012 and 2013.
She writes non-fiction in the field of nutrition and mental health, having published Linking Nutrition to Mental Health and Nutrition and Mental Health, two educational booklets, and numerous professional journal articles in this area. Her 1-2 hour PowerPoint presentation will include examples from the scientific literature illustrating the links between nutrition and mental health.
Dr. Leyse-Wallace practiced clinical dietetics in the field of mental health for many years, taught nutrition at Mesa College from 1999-2005, and has presented her work to national professional groups.
|Book: The Deer Dancer