Join Laura at the 2019 anthology workshop

I’m on the workshop team for the 2019 Redwood Writers Anthology. At this event you’ll be able to:

  • Discuss the “Endeavor” theme and pick up some grammar guidance from anthology editor Tommie Whitener
  • Draw forth your creativity with Daniel Coshnear
  • Discuss character development with Linda Reid
  • Build plot with Barbara Cottrell
  • Get tips from Laura McHale Holland on creating story conflict
  • Review the submission process for the anthology
Endeavor: Stories of Struggle and Perseverance
Sat. , Jan. 19, 2019 from 10 a.m. to noon
Flamingo Hotel, Santa Rosa
Online fee: Members $25.00; Nonmembers $30.00
Reserve quickly!
Click this link for online registration.
Submission deadline is March 15.

The Ice Cream Vendor’s Song honored

rsz_the-ice-cream-vendors-song-cover-small-webThe Ice Cream Vendor’s Song just won honorable mention, short story category, in the 2015 Readers Favorite Book Awards. The book is a colleciton of flash fiction, which is extremely short fiction. Many folks are unfamiliar with the form. The book was up against more traditional story collections, so I’m thrilled my little book held its own.

If you missed the fun in January, mark your calendar for February 9

If you missed the fun in January, mark your calendar for February 9

As part of the SISTERS BORN, SISTER FOUND anthology book tour, several contributing authors will be reading their selections from the book at Folio Books in Noe Valley on Monday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m. It’s part of the Odd Mondays series, and will include readings and Q&A. Folio will be selling copies of the book, so bring money!


  • Olivia Boler
  • Mercilee M. Jenkins
  • Nellie Wong
  • Patricia L. Jackson
  • Karen Levy
  • Laura McHale Holland (editor)

Folio Books is at 3957 24th Street, between Sanchez and Noe streets, San Francisco.

You can now preorder Sisters Born, Sisters Found

Sisters-prelim-cover-460x684-sharpWe are now accepting preorders for Sisters Born, Sisters Found: A Diversity of Voices on Sisterhood, slated for publication in November 2014. Just sent an email to info [at] wordforest [dot] com, and you'll receive an invoice from us via PayPal (you can pay the invoice via check, too). Special $15 pricing, including shipping and tax, is good through Oct. 31, 2014. For updates as the book moves through editing and production, please click News and Events or click the News and Events tab in the top menu. 

Submissions rolling in for sisterhood anthology

The submission deadline for our anthology on sisterhood is less than a month away. We've received some stunning work thus far and hope your submission will soon arrive.

Information about the anthology, the type of writing we're looking for and instructions on how to submit are directly below.

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