Pub Shop and Craft Chat

Pub Shop and Craft Chat provide SCWA members with more opportunities to network and learn about writing and publishing.

Craft Chat is a quarterly event that provides opportunities to discuss writing topics of interest and write in a casual atmosphere. Conversations will be led by SCWA members.

Ready to Zoom into the world of video conferencing? Want to harness the power of Zoom to promote your books and your brand? Let Joe Anzenberger—writer, publisher, and proprietor of Laguna Beach’s newest Bookstore—Sleepless in Laguna—help you maximize your use of Zoom as a participant and as a meeting leader.


Monday May 4 at 10:30-11:30—Introduction to Zoom

Wednesday May 6 at 10:30-11:30—Hosting a Zoom Meeting

Craft Chat R.S.V.P.:

Pub Shop is a regular event that provides opportunities to discuss publishing topics, issues, and concerns. 

Pub Shop
Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Zoom Webinar

June 2020
Want to know what book reviewers look for? How to get more reviews for your book? Join us Wednesday, June 10th, when book reviewer extraordinaire, Barbara Howe, shares the "Secrets Only Book Reviewers Know."

Barbara Howe’s careers have ranged from selling wholesale gold jewelry to teaching grades from K to 12. She received her Master’s Degree from Cal State Fullerton and a certification in Assistive Technology from Cal State Northridge. None of that prepared her to be a reader, or a book reviewer.

But she met Diane Vallere, reviewed one of her books and started adding comments to her mystery blog, Mysteristas. Once she found out she could get free books in exchange for sharing her thoughts she was hooked. Barbara now has her own blog “Looks at Books.”

The workshop is free to SCWA members and $10 for guests and nonmembers. Advance registration is required.

Pub Shop R.S.V.P.:

Questions: Sharon Goldinger,, 949-581-6190