Register to attend the 2017 S.B. Writers Conference

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Be regular & orderly in your life…so that you may be violent & original in your work. – Gustave Flaubert

- Lisa Lenard-Cook

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Barnaby Conrad III

About Me

The author of a dozen non-fiction books including Absinthe, The Martini, and Ghost Hunting in Montana, I've also published hundreds of magazine articles on art, fishing, and bobsledding. A former editor-at-large for Forbes Life, I've edited novels and memoirs for various publishing houses. Non-fiction and fiction cross-pollinate to make good writing. I'm now involved with, a crowd-funding book publisher based in Oakland.