Saturday, June 18, 2011

Matching Journal & Sketchbook!

Be the first to receive your matching Journal & Sketchbook! This is the perfect gift for the friend who writes. The same fine quality as the anthology, our journal is wire bound so that pages open flat. This is a must to take along on your artist's day. Supplies limited and won't last long. See information in the sidebar on how to order.

"... the artist persists because he has the will to create, and this is the magic power which can transform and transfigure and transpose and which will ultimately be transmitted to others." - Anais Nin

Monday, March 7, 2011

Book Launch!

The "She Writes" Anthology was launched March 3rd at a complimentary celebration held in Clubhouse 7, Laguna Woods with Barbara Potter of the Orange County Register acting as emcee. Over 180 guests enjoyed champagne, caviar, and refreshments while being entertained by eclectic violinist Paul McIntire and poets John Gardiner, Shayla Rosofsky, Joan E. Bauer, Ricki Mandeville, and John Perry. The celebration was hosted by independent publisher MaryAnn Easley and Jann Harmon, anthology book designer. All 43 contributors and members of the Windflower Press staff were introduced during the evening's festivities when contributors saw the book for the first time.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

"Simply Beautiful!"

The final proof of the "She Writes" Anthology has been received and we at Windflower Press are more than pleased! If you're one of the 43 contributors, this book will make you proud!

Here are just a few comments:

"Simply beautiful! A work of art from cover to cover."

"Congratulations on a wonderful book! It not only looks good, the writing samples are amazing."

"Irresistible! I'm buying gifts for all my friends."

Easy Directions:Laguna Woods Village Clubhouse 7
24111 Molton Parkway, Laguna Woods, Laguna Woods, CA, 92653
(949) 951-6474
Clubhouse 7 is located on Moulton north of El Toro. From the freeway, take the El Toro exit (west) and then turn right on Moulton. Get in the left lane. When you see the Gate 12 sign in the median, you will be turning left into the parking lot (no gate) that is right outside the clubhouse and not far from the tennis courts. If driving south on Irvine Center Drive, the name of the street becomes Moulton. If that's the case, you will stay in the right lane and be turning right into the parking lot and this is opposite Gate 12. If you "google" Clubhouise 7, Laguna Woods, more information will appear. If you get lost, call 949-285-3831 and we'll direct you.

Books will be available for $15 the night of the launch (no tax).

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Anthology Goes to Press!

Editors are currently doing the final proofreading before our "She Writes" Anthology goes to press. Contributors have received proofs and responded. The book designer is making those last minute corrections. On Friday, the PDF file goes to the printer. Five editors have read the contents of this anthology, guaranteeing readers a beautiful book. Over forty women writers are featured in the 248 pages of this anthology. If you are a contributor or a reader, you'll want to take advantage of the pre-sale price today.

"Creativity is a spiritual practice. It is not something that can be perfected, finished, and set aside." - Julia Cameron

Friday, January 14, 2011

Book Launch - March 3rd

Reserve the evening of Thursday, March 3rd to help us celebrate the release of our "She Writes" Anthology. The event will include a champagne reception, light refreshments, and entertainment.

When: Thursday, March 3, 2011, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Laguna Woods Clubhouse 7
24111 Molton Parkway
Laguna Woods, Laguna Woods, CA, 92653
(949) 951-6474

Emcee Barbara Potter, OC Register. Poetry reading by John Gardiner, Ricki Mandeville, John Perry, Shayla Rosofsky, Joan Bauer. Music by Paul McIntire.

Contributors and their friends are invited. More details coming soon.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Contributors Announced!

Over forty women have been selected by the panel for the "She Writes" Anthology. The book will be released March 3rd at our launch celebration. Follow the links to learn more about our contributors.


A warm welcome to our anthology authors and poets: Robin Wethe Altman, Debby Dodds, Ricki Mandeville, Shayla Rosofsky, Joan Bauer, Michele Ruvalcaba, Joy Blank, Patricia Dreyfus, Mary Anne Balmuth, Jesikah Ross, Nancy Klann, Elaine Pike, Farie Momayez, Kristin Orloff, Jeanette Fratto, Margie Hartford, Carol Sanders, Martha Stothard, Moira Williams, Sarah Balmuth, Annie Moose, Pat Jackson-Colando, Suzanne Patterson, Noosha Ravaghi, Diana Pardee, Kathy Akagha, Melissa Sokol, Julie Crandall, Barbara Potter, Nancy Rabbitt, Tracy Knox, Joyce Cauffield, Laurie Richards, Kathleen Simpson, MaryAnn Easley, April Hamatake, Sherrill Erickson, Loraine Ferrara, Pat Huber, Cathy Takechi, Alice Secrist, Joyce Ward, Catherine Fishberg.

Thank you for contributing poetry, essays, memoir excerpts, and short fiction.

"There are two ways of spreading be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it." - Edith Wharton
Writing and reading decreases our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life; they feed the soul. When writers make us shake our heads with the exactness of their prose and their truths, and even make us laugh about ourselves or life, our buoyancy is restored. We are given a shot at dancing with, or at least clapping along with, the absurdity of life, instead of being squashed by it over and over again. It’s like singing on a boat during a terrible storm at sea. You can’t stop the raging storm, but singing can change the hearts and spirits of the people who are together on that ship.
- Anne Lamott