We’re delighted to announce an intimate and interactive, practical, behind-the-scenes look at how three women, writing in different genres and styles, took their “lived experience” and transformed it into award-winning books.
Join authors Barbara Linn Probst, Debra Thomas, and Cindy Rasicot for a special Zoom webinar on Wednesday, October 21, at 4 p.m. PDT / 7 p.m. EDT as they share their journeys, craft, and books with the Story Circle community.
To join the conversation, pre-register here. After registering, you'll receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The event is free but is limited to 100 participants.
Barbara Linn Probst is a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, whose debut novel Queen of the Owls portrays a woman’s search for wholeness, framed around the art and life of iconic American painter Georgia O’Keeffe. Endorsed by best-selling authors such as Christina Baker Kline, Queen of the Owls was selected as one of the most anticipated books of the year by Working Mother, a debut novel “too good to ignore” by Bustle, and a “quarantine pick” by Entertainment Weekly. It won the bronze medal for popular fiction from the Independent Publishers Association, placed first runner-up in general fiction for the Eric Hoffer Award, and was short-listed for the $2500 Grand Prize. Barbara has a PhD in clinical social work and blogs monthly for several award-winning sites for writers. See www.barbaralinnprobst.
Debra Thomas holds both a bachelor’s and master’s in English from California State University, Northridge, and attended the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program. She has taught literature and writing, as well as English as a Second Language to adults from all over the world. Her experience as an advocate for immigrant and refugee rights led her to write Luz, Winner of 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Award for Muticultural Fiction and Finalist 2020 International Book Awards. She is currently at work on her second novel. See debrathomasauthor.com/.
Cindy Rasicot is a writer and retired psychotherapist whose life as a spiritual journey took on new dimensions when she and her family moved to Bangkok, Thailand for three years. There, Cindy met her spiritual teacher, Venerable Dhammananda Bhikkhuni an encounter that opened her heart and changed her forever. This deepening relationship led to writing her debut memoir, Finding Venerable Mother: A Daughter’s Spiritual Quest to Thailand, which chronicles her adventures along the spiritual path. Her book was a #1 best seller in spirituality on Amazon and an International Book Awards finalist. See www.cindyrasicot.com.