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Author! Author!

What it’s like to be a first-time published writer BY SIEL JU 

“I’m still waiting for Reese Witherspoon to call me,” Camarillo says, laughing.


Camarillo has a long history with publication, including in IVC’s own The Ear literary journal

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Mary Camarillo, author of the debut novel, The Lockhart Women, talks with Barbara DeMarco-Barrett about the challenges of being a debut novelist, why her novel is set during the OJ Simpson trial, and more.  Download audio.  (Broadcast date: June 16, 2021)

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Peter Gerrard is an excellent writer, journalist, bicycle enthusiast, photographer, husband, father, grandfather and friend. He also has an unique connection to the helicopters that followed the Simpson chase. Watch a replay of our conversation here

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Mary Volmer is a two time novelist, teacher, athlete, mom, wife, friend and creator of the dynamic Alta Mesa Center for the Arts. Watch the replay of our conversation hereAccess Passcode: !LAFfF2+ .

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Writer, teacher, community activist and Libro Mobile owner Sarah Rafael Garcia celebrates my book launch at The Bookman in Orange. Click here to watch replay.

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Book Club wrangler, community activist and Bel Canto Bookstore owner Jhoanna Belfer chats with me about The Lockhart Women. Click here to watch replay.