If you are a mom and you are a writer, you probably know what it's like to frantically scribble down your ideas in broken crayon on the back of a tampon box while someone is pounding their tiny fist on the other side of the bathroom door. Or maybe that's just me. ​


If you're looking for a block of uninterrupted time each week to think and write and dream, look no further. This is your chance to play. I'll provide the prompts and you can relax and write. You'll have the opportunity to share your work and provide feedback for others. Each week, we will celebrate our strengths as writers and the fact that for one hour of the day no one is throwing up on us.


This is a chance for moms to get inspired, get connected, and get excited about creating a creative life. We meet most Wednesdays from 12:30-1:30 at Petaluma Coffee and Tea Company. (Our new time isn't really morning anymore but the old name stuck.) Contact Nicki at for details. 


If our experience is our greatest asset, let’s face it. Alcoholics and addicts have got some great material. Whether you are an experienced writer or new to the page, this group provides a safe, supportive environment to find your voice and unleash your creativity.


As AWA affiliate John Crandall puts it, “That which was broken or only dimly understood comes clear as you write. When we can share our experiences in a safe, supportive environment, we realize even deeper benefits. We no longer endure in a vacuum, we become part of a community, supporting and being supported by others.”



I took my first creative writing class almost on a dare. It was 1994 and I was working through Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way. I had to list ten things I'd always wanted to try. Writing fiction was one of them. From that Introduction to Creative Writing course, I went on to take more classes and eventually completed my Master's Degree in Creative Writing in 2005.


In 2012, I became an affiliate of Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) and have been trained in approaches developed by Pat Schneider of AWA. 


My work can be found in literary journals such as 

The American River Review, Susurrus, Calaveras Station, and online at Davis Life Magazine.​​


With a bachelor’s degree in music therapy and a master's degree in creative writing, I have facilitated numerous groups and classes throughout Northern California.  


At first, I thought it was all about the writing. Then I realized it was about finding my voice. If you have that same longing to express yourself, to create—to create the life of your dreams—you're in the right place.

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