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Prose in the Afternoon at SPC

Here are the recordings for the Prose in the Afternoon at SPC on January 19th, 2020. Just click on the play button to see the name of the reader and enjoy

Intros-Jennifer-Michelle
Nancy Schoellkopf
Kathleen Lynch
Katya Mills
Marli Erlandson

Nancy Shoellkopf

Nancy Schoellkopf is a California poet and novelist who writes stories with spiritual themes. She is the author of the Avian Series of Novels–Yellow-Billed Magpie, Red-Tailed Hawk, and Ghost Owl–as well as the short story collection, Rover. In her books she has created a universe where each soul-orphaned, homeless, autistic, wounded, rich, poor, unremarkable, ageless-is discovered as a luminous gift. She invites the reader to ponder the extraordinary treasures hidden in the ordinary events of daily life. Based in Sacramento, Nancy spent over 30 years teaching amazing children in Special Education Classes in urban school districts. A full-time writer now, she enjoys lavishing attention on her cats, her garden, and her intriguing circle of family and friends. Nancy may be reached through her website https://nancyschoellkopf.com, her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/nancyschoellkopf/?ref=settings, her twitter account https://twitter.com/nanschoellkopf, or on Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14442667.Nancy_Schoellkopf

Katya Mills-I am an Independent. I write mostly creative nonfiction and literary fiction set in American cities at the turn of the millennium. Chicago and NYC and San Francisco. 1990-2010. Lovers, dreamers, loners, scribblers, and latchkey kids. Predating the mobile phone. In 2013 I got off my ass and self-published my first novel, Girl Without Borders, a love triangle gone bad. Then I wrote a trilogy starring a girl with psychic powers. Currently I am putting finishing touches on a novella about 4 friends in Chicago, 1999, who are coming apart at the seams. I hold a BA in Literature from Northwestern University and an MA in Psychology from JFK University. I would like to thank Goodreads for helping press my work into the public imagination. My preferred tools of the trade are Scrivener, coffee and a Chromebook. I use my cats’ claws to draw blood. At night I morph into a social worker. You can find me at www.katyamills.com

Prose in the Afternoon at SPC Reading on December 15th with William Burg and June Augusta Gillam

William Burg-Author Wicked Sacramento

William Burg, a Sacramento resident since 1993, is a California historian whose work focuses on Sacramento history, including seven books and approximately one hundred articles about the city’s history. He holds a Master of Arts degree in public history from Sacramento State University.

William Burg

June Augusta Gillam-The Hillary Broome Mystery Series June is a native of Sacramento, California, born to a Czechoslovakian dad and Irish/Welsh mom. In 2010, June moved to Auburn and joined in with the energy and enthusiasm of fellow Gold Country Writers. She also belongs to Sisters in Crime, Capitol Crimes Sacramento chapter. A founding member of San Joaquin Valley Writers, the 22nd branch of the California Writers Club, meeting in UOP’s School of Education in Stockton, CA, every 2nd Saturday of the month at 12:30 pm, June he was honored with a Jack London Award in 2017. Her short stories and poetry have been published in many venues, most recently in Pereg

June Augusta Gillam

Jennifer O’Neill Pickering

Jennifer O’Neill Pickering

Prose in the Afternoon at SPC- Lois Ann Abraham and Anara Guard

  • Lois Ann Abraham is a retired ARC English professor, author of Circus Girl and Other Stories, and Tina Goes to Heaven, a novel. She is presently on the home stretch with her next novel, The Long Art
  • marilyn reynolds
marilyn reynolds

October 20th, Prose in the afternoon at SPC

Jennifer Pickering and Sue Owen Wright
sm carruthers lynette todd

Sue Owens Wright

About the Author

Photo by Aniko Kiezel

Sue Owens Wright is an award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction. She is a twelve-time finalist for the Maxwell, awarded annually by the Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) to the best writer on the subject of dogs. She has won three Maxwell Awards and earned special recognition from the Humane Society of the United States for her writing. She writes the acclaimed Beanie and Cruiser Mystery Series, including Howling Bloody Murder, Sirius About Murder, Embarking On Murder and Braced For Murder, which is recommended on the American Kennel Club’s list of Best Dog Books. Ears for Murder won the Maxwell Award in 2018. She is also the author of a historical thriller, The Secret of Bramble Hill. Her nonfiction books include What’s Your Dog’s IQ?, 150 Activities for Bored Dogs, and People’s Guide to Pets. She has been published in numerous magazines, including Dog Fancy, Mystery Scene, AKC GAZETTE, Fido Friendly, The Bark, and Animal Fair. Her work also appears in several anthologies, including Fightin’ Words—25 Years of Provocative Poetry and Prose from the Blue Collar PEN along with Norman Mailer and other literary notables.

Wright graduated from California State University and has taught elementary school, college English and adult writing courses. She did MFA studies in fiction writing at the Universities of Dublin and Galway in Ireland and University College London in England. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, DWAA, Sisters in Crime, PEO International, Pastel Society of the West Coast, SSPCA, and Daughters of the American Revolution.

For more information about the author,

visit www.sueowenswright.com.