Saturday, September 21, 2019

Anne Janzer: Getting Your Brain in Gear for Writing

Most of us want to do more writing but struggle to make the time, come up with fresh ideas, or finish the work we start. Writing is definitely an inner game. Your brain is your most important writing tool.

In this session, Anne will share strategies for thinking about and managing your own writing process to increase your output without sacrificing creativity. Looking at research into creativity and flow, we'll look at how you can structure your writing process to include creative incubation, and how to handle the common writing problems we all run into.

Anne Janzer is a writer, business writing coach, and armchair cognitive science geek on a mission to help people do more of the writing that matters to them. She's author of four books, including The Writer's Process and Writing to Be Understood. When she's not writing or talking with writers, she spends her time exploring the Central Coast or curling up with a good mystery. You can find her blog ramblings and online courses at


John Steinbeck Library
350 Lincoln Avenue
Salinas, CA


Saturday, October 21, 2019

Jeff Cathcart, former private investigator, presents “Everything You Wanted to Know about PIs But Were Afraid to Ask” at the Cambrian Branch, San Jose Public Library, San Jose.

10:30 am –12:30 pm

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Join us for Crime Time, our Fall Authors Showcase, as we team up with the NorCal chapter on at Books Inc. in Mountain View. Ten authors will be reading from their recent and upcoming books, and there will be a book giveaway, too. Participating authors include Ana Brazil, Faye Snowden, Janet Dawson, Terry Shames, Cara Black, Mary Feliz, Susan Bickford, Claire Ortalda, Heather Haven, and Ana Manwaring. Also, Andy MacRae, Vinnie Hansen, and Susan Bickford will be teaming up to highlight Fishy Business, the latest Guppy Anthology.

Noon - 3:00 p.m.

Books, Inc.
317 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA
(650) 428-1234

December 21, 2019

There will be no meeting this month due to the busy holiday season. See you in 2020!

January 18, 2020

Tim Fayle, Fingerprint Identification Director with the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office, presents “Fingerprinting and Identification of Remains After Natural Disasters.”


Scotts Valley Library

SinC NorCal, Mystery Writers of America, and Romance Writers of America members, sisters, misters, and all kinds of folx are welcome at all Coastal Cruisers meetings.

To reduce the use of single-use cups, we encourage you to bring along your favorite mug or a bottle of water.