Club news: Sierra Writers |

Club news: Sierra Writers

Author Willma Gore will speak at 7 p.m. April 12 at the Madelyn Helling Library. Her talk “A Lifetime Of Writing For Love, Fun & Profit,” offers humorous insights and useful information on writing and life experiences.

Gore grew up on a ranch in Owens Valley at the foot of the High Sierra. Her first major article was published at age 20 – an account of a 300-mile bicycle trip with her college girlfriend. Since then, she has published hundreds of travel articles, essays, profiles and short stories, as well as 19 children’s books. An adult how-to, “Just Pencil Me In – Your Guide to Moving & Getting Settled After 60” (based on Gore’s 20 moves in 40 years) — was released by Quill Driver Books, in 2002. Willma’s humorous novel, “Something’s Leaking Upstairs,” was published by PublishAmerica in May 2005. The good reception of this novel has earned the attention of an agent for her second novel, “House Calls,” with the same setting and characters.

Gore lives in Sedona, Ariz. where she is an active member of the Society of Southwestern Authors. She leads writer workshops and teaches classes on “Writing For Fun Or Profit.” Her “Sassy Seniors” humor column appears monthly in The Villager.

There is no charge for this community-oriented literary event. Sierra Writers meet the second Wednesday of each month in the Community room of the Madelyn Helling Library, located at 980 Helling Way (next to the Rood Administration Center off of Route 49). General meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. The guest presentation begins at 7 p.m. For more information call Chuck Jaffee at 265-2982, or visit

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