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.

Laura joins author panel at Copperfield’s

rsz_the-ice-cream-vendors-song-cover-small-webOn July 10, 2013, Laura is joining three other local authors for readings and a panel discussion at Copperfield's in Santa Rosa's Montgomery Village, 775 Village Court. 

The fun begins at 7 p.m.; panel discussion will follow. The other authors are Linda Loveland Reid, Amanda McTigue and David Ramirez.

The moderator will be Robbi Bryant, president of Redwood Writers, the largest branch of the California Writers Club.

For more information, please call Copperfield's at 707-578-8938.

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