WriteTeachers: Inspiring writers



BARBARA ABERCROMBIE (photo: Brooke Abercrombie)

ANNE PERRY (photo: Jonathan Hulme)

VICTORIA ZACKHEIM (photo: Melissa Dodd)


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We're delighted to report that Anne is in the States, and she's here to stay!

The first day-long workshop is now being planned, and we'll shout out date and specifics very soon.

Thank you for your patience!

Victoria, Anne, Barbara, and Rita

We call ourselves WriteTeachers, and we're launching our day-long program of nine writing workshops this fall in Los Angeles. With the focus on our specific genres and expertise, we have designed these workshops to help you discover insights into your writing, renew your joy of it, and direct you onto pathways leading to compelling fiction and nonfiction.

Barbara Abercrombie has published novels, children’s books, and non-fiction. Her personal essays have appeared in national publications and anthologies. Recent books are Courage & Craft: Writing Your Life Into Story, Cherished: 21 Writers on Animals They’ve Loved & Lost and A Year of Writing Dangerously, a Poets & Writers Magazine choice as a top book for writers, and Kicking In The Wall. She was named Outstanding Instructor and given the Distinguished Instructor Award for her work in the UCLA Extension Writers' Program, where she teaches creative writing. Barbara also conducts private writing retreats and writes a weekly blog. She lives with her husband and their rescue dog in Santa Monica and Lake Arrowhead.

Anne Perry is a New York Times and international bestselling author noted for her memorable characters, historical accuracy, and exploration of social and ethical issues. Two of her series—one featuring Thomas Pitt and one featuring William Monk—have been published in dozens of languages. Perry has also published a third successful series based around World War One and the Reavley family. Among her other novels is the standalone epic Byzantium novel The Sheen on the Silk, and two fantasies reflecting her deep spiritual convictions: Tathea and Come Armageddon. She has also written two novels set in France during the Revolution. She has published more than eighty novels and has nearly thirty million books in print, with none of her titles ever having been out of print. A recipient of the prestigious Edgar Award, she was selected by the London Times as one of the twentieth century’s 100 Masters of Crime. She lives in Los Angeles and the northeast highlands of Scotland.

Victoria Zackheim is the author of the novel, The Bone Weaver, and editor of six anthologies, including The Other Woman, The Face in the Mirror, and her most recent, Exit Laughing: How Humor Takes the Sting Out of Death. Her sixth anthology, Faith: 24 Essays From Believers, Agnostics, and Atheists will be published in February 2015. Her screenplay, Maidstone, a feature film, is in development, as are her theater plays The Other Woman and Entangled. Victoria created the program Women's Voices. She writes documentary films and teaches creative nonfiction (Personal Essay) in the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program. She is a 2010 San Francisco Library Laureate.