Spilt Ink: The Writers’ Group


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Members:

Anita Aleyassin
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Diane Byster
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Tom Devine
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Esther Erman
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Brian Kunde
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Diana Roberts
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Geoffrey Skinner
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Profiles:

<— Anita Aleyassin, teacher, a founding member of Spilt Ink, active from April 6, 1995 through August 28, 1996.

Anita has written short stories and worked on a projected novel based on her family’s immigrant experience.

<— Diane Byster, psychotherapist and career counselor, active in Spilt Ink from January 8, 1997 through June 17, 1998.

Diane writes primarily nonfiction related to her profession. She has edited the books Luck is no accident: making the most of happenstance in your life and career by John D. Krumboltz and Al S. Levin, published in 2004, and Feel Better in the Mourning: Giving Grief a Voice (unpublished; working title). Her work has been published in Career Planning and Adult Development Journal and California Therapist Magazine.

<— Tom Devine, technical writer, active in Spilt Ink from March 5, 1997 through April 29, 1998, and irregularly after.

Tom has worked as a technical writer but prefers to write about non-technical subjects. One long term project is a play about William Blake. He has edited The Dishonest Church by Jack Good, published in 2003.

<— Esther Erman, teacher, editor, and perpetual student, active in Spilt Ink since July 10, 1996.

Esther writes fiction, nonfiction and poetry under three bylines, historical fiction in her own name, romance as Meg Bellamy and "sizzling romance" as Mardi Ballou. Her first novel, Just One, was published in 2003. She has since released 14 novels and 24 short works under her pen names in both print and ebook. She is currently at work on a new historical novel. In addition to Spilt Ink, she is a member of the Silicon Valley and Kiss of Death Chapters of the Romance Writers of America.

<— Brian Kunde, library specialist, a founding member of Spilt Ink, active in the group since April 6, 1995.

Brian pens fiction, nonfiction and poetry, and has a historical novel near completion. Through Fleabonnet Press he has published 27 chapbooks, four ebooks and an ejournal (Lit O' the Week) of his work, along with material by others. He has edited a five part edition of the short stories of Mary Tappan Wright. His work has appeared in Calliope, College & Research Libraries News, ERBzine, SUL News Notes, SUL/AIR News, SUL News, The Trail Companion, and Wikipedia, for which he writes literary articles.

<— Diana Roberts, teacher and park worker, a founding member of Spilt Ink, active from April 6, 1995 through April 18, 1996 and August 14, 1997 through July 7, 1998.

Diana has specialized in sudden fiction, essays and poetry in her writing. Some of her poetry can be seen in The Spilt Ink Sampler.

<— Geoffrey Skinner, librarian, a founding member of Spilt Ink, active in the group since April 6, 1995.

Geoffrey has writen short fiction, nonfiction and poetry, worked on a novel, and blogs; currently on West of the Laguna and Sonoma County Digital Library Project, and formerly on The Morris Addition Neighborhood, Poetrybird, Sebastopol Walks, and SoCo Life. He has been literary editor of The Trail Companion and has published five chapbooks of his poetry through Red Gravenstein Press. His work has also appeared in SUL News Notes, SUL/AIR News, The Trail Companion, West Word, and Wikipedia.


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