Sharing good stories, from our bookshelf to yours.

Debbie Black writes novels for young readers and adults. She lives in the tiny village of Cayucos on Estero Bay in California with her husband, a wily cat and an overly-enthusiastic Golden Retriever. She is an active member of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Women’s Fiction Writers Association, SLO Nightwriters and The Bookshelf Writers. Visit her at

Catherine “Kiki” Kornreich has traveled to 35 countries on six continents, and enjoys blogging and illustrating the journeys at She has also written four unpublished books: two autobiographies, one novel and a self-illustrated children’s book. She makes her home in Morro Bay, with a wise old cat and a naughty puppy, where she hosts bi-monthly
gatherings with The Bookshelf Writers.

Judy Salamacha is a freelance feature writer and journalist for several San Luis Obispo, California print publications and co-author of COLONEL BAKER’S FIELD: AN AMERICAN PIONEER STORY (Bear State Books, 2013). Many of her stories
are posted on her blog

Susan Vasquez has lived in fifteen cities on three continents. “My Ukraine, One Year of Memories”, tells the true story of
Susan’s teaching adventure in Ukraine. “Growing Up: My Coming-of-Old-Age Story” tells of her experience
moving into a beach bungalow while turning 60. She blogs at One Small Walk
and Violet and Doris and treasures her writing companions The Bookshelf Writers.