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About: Carolyn Jabs has written about families, ethics, environmental issues and the Internet for more than four decades. Her work has been published in dozens of magazines including Reader’s Digest, Working Mother, Self and Redbook. She has contributed essays to Newsweek and The New York Times. She was a Contributing Editor at Home PC and Family PC, and her monthly column, Growing Up Online, appeared in parenting publications across the country.
Cooperative Wisdom, Bringing People Together When Things Fall Apart is her most recent book. Co-authored with Dr. Donald Scherer, an ethicist, the book describes a unique approach to conflict which consistently restores cooperation in families, schools, workplaces and communities. The book has won numerous awards including the Nautilus Award for Relationships and Personal Communication.
Carolyn is also the author of The Heirloom Gardener, one of the first books about heirloom vegetables. She and her husband moved to Santa Barbara five years ago. In addition to being the current president of AWC-SB, she is the Recording Secretary for the Research Committee of the Women’s Fund.
Promotion: Carolyn is always happy to have a cup of coffee (or a glass of wine!) with an AWC-SB member. She also offers members the opportunity to purchase Cooperative Wisdom at a special price of $10.
Angle on Writing and Selling Your Book
About: Lisa Angle of Ninety Degrees Media is the "right Angle" for helping your write and sell your books through websites, video, and social media. She earned a master's degree in Computer Based Education from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. While in SLO she served two terms as President of NightWriters and taught creative writing at Cuesta College. Lisa won First Prize in a CWC short story contest and Honorable Mention in Byline magazine's First Chapter of Novel Contest. Writers Digest choose her website Angle on Writing as one of the 101 Best Sites for Writers in 2005.
Promotion: Free half-hour of social media coaching.
Communications Consultant; Author; Coach
About: Lois offers consultation to individuals -- both men and women ---and to organizations who want to improve their ability to develop a message and brand, and communicate it effectively to their stakeholders, clients, customers, and the media. Her blog posts focus on how women ( and select men) speakers communicate their point of view at the podium or during press conferences. Women Seen and Heard (2004) reflects research on why women have a more difficult time than men do gaining credibility as the voice of authority and lessons learned from dynamic speakers.
Promotion: 20% Discounts for coaching services!
Photographer, Writer, and Social Media Coach
About: Rachel Sarah thurston is a portrait, wedding and events photographer and travel/lifestyle writer who has traveled to six continents. Her feature articles (under "Rachel S. Thurston") and photography have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Food and Home Magazine, Women's Adventure Magazine, Santa Barbara Magazine, and other international publications. She is known for her magical use of natural light and whimsical, vivid storytelling through various media. Through her vivid portraiture, she loves to inspire and empower other women and entrepreneurs by helping them to brand themselves and celebrate their greatest strengths.