Kate Farrell earned a MA from UC Berkeley; taught language arts in
high schools, colleges, and universities; founded the Word Weaving
storytelling project in collaboration with the California Department
of Education with a grant from the Zellerbach Family Fund, and
published numerous educational materials. She is founder of
Wisdom Has a Voice memoir project and edited Wisdom Has a
Voice: Every Daughter’s Memories of Mother (2011). Farrell is
president of the Women’s National Book Association, San Francisco
Chapter, a board member of Redwood Branch of the California
Writers Club, and a member of Story Circle Network and the
National Association of Memoir Writers.
Linda Joy Myers is president and founder of the National
Association of Memoir Writers, and the author of four books:
Don’t Call Me Mother—A Daughter’s Journey from Abandonment
to Forgiveness, The Power of Memoir—How to Write Your Healing
Story, and a workbook The Journey of Memoir: The Three Stages of
Memoir Writing. Her book Becoming Whole—Writing Your Healing
Story was a finalist in ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Award.
A speaker and award-winning author, she co-teaches the program
Write Your Memoir in Six Months, and offers editing, coaching, and
mentoring for memoir, nonfiction, and fiction. Visit her at: www.
namw.org and http://memoriesandmemoirs.com.
Amber Lea Starfire
Amber Lea Starfire, whose passion is helping others tell their stories,
is the author of Week by Week: A Year’s Worth of Journaling Prompts &
Meditations (2012) and Not the Mother I Remember, due for release
in the fall of 2013. A writing teacher and editor, she earned her
MFA in Creative Writing from University of San Francisco and is a
member of the California Writers Club in Napa and Santa Rosa, the
Story Circle Network, the National Association of Memoir Writers,
and the International Association for Journal Writing. In her spare
time, she enjoys spending time outdoors. Visit her at: www.writingthroughlife.