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December 6, 2021 (San Diego) – For the past 10 years, the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild has published collections of short stories, poems and imaginative essays by its members.  This year’s edition, titled The Guilded Pen – The Power of Ten is now available for sale through major outlets such as Bookshop, Barnes and Noble and Amazon. 

According to the SDWEG website, “Authors drew inspiration from the title, colored their writing with imagination and true-grit life experiences, and crafted it into stories, essays and poetry that chronicle the real, glimpse the surreal, or inspire visions of what lies ahead.”

The volume features contributions from Laurie Asher, Kelly Bargabos, Gered Beeby, M. Lee Buompensiero, Lawrence Carleton, Anne Casey, Al Converse, Janice Coy, E. M. Criman, Nick Di Carlo, Dianne J. Dotson, Robert Doublebower, Chloe Kerns Edge, HR Goold, Janet Hafner, Peggy Hinaekian, Dora Klinova, Leon Lazarus, Richard Lederer, Tom Leech, Judith Lief, Cary Lowe, Jeff Mason, Robert Mueller, Pennell Paugh, Richard Peterson, Ty Piz, Frank Primiano, Cyril Roseman, Patrick Ross, Mardie Schroeder, ShuJen Walker-Askew, Amy Wall, Ruth Wallace, Nico Waters, John Yamada, Lara Yamada, Ken Yaros, and Sandra Yeaman. 

For more information on this edition and past editions, visit https://sdweg.org/The-Guilded-Pen-Anthology

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Former Member of the San Diego Writers & Editors Guild

I am a proud former member of the San Diego Writers & Editors Guild, where I was atually introduced to the East County Magazine, which would lead to my writing more than 400 book reviews. I recall my meeting Miriam Raftery, the editor and founder of the East County Magazine at one of our regular meetings many years ago, and she would present me with a book by Jamie Reno and ask me if I would write a review of it, which I agreed to, and that book would be the very first of the moore than 400 book reviews that I would write. I would also write reviews of Richard Lederer and Ruth Leyse-Wallace, members of the SDG/EG, who are also profiled in this article.