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 writes short stories and is working on a 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career by John D. Krumboltz and Al S. Levin, published in 2004, and Feel Better in the Mourning: Giving Grief a Voice (unpublished; working title).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 July, 2003.

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

Esther writes fiction, nonfiction and poetry, specializing in "sizzling romances" under the pen names of Meg Bellamy and Mardi Ballou. Her first novel, Just One, was issued by Zumaya Publications in March, 2003. She has since published 14 novels and 24 short works under her pen names in both print and ebook. In addition to Spilt Ink, Esther 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, has a novel in progress, and writes literary articles for Wikipedia. He has published 27 chapbooks and one ebook of his poetry and prose as well as material by other authors through Fleabonnet Press. He has edited a 5 part edition of the short stories of Mary Tappan Wright. His work has also appeared in Calliope, College & Research Libraries News, ERBzine, SUL News Notes, SUL/AIR News, and The Trail Companion.

<— 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 specializes 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 writes short fiction, nonfiction and poetry, is working on a novel, and blogs on West of the Laguna, The Morris Addition Neighborhood, Poetrybird, Sonoma County Digital Library Project, and SoCo Life. He has been literary editor of The Trail Companion and has published 5 chapbooks of his poetry through Red Gravenstein Press. His work has also appeared in SUL News Notes, SUL/AIR News, The Trail Companion, and West Word.


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This page was established Jul. 22, 1998,
and last updated Mar. 3, 2014.