Here is a LINK TO A POST from the wonderful blog, Will Write for Food, which is penned by none other than our equally wonderful Writing Salon teacher, Dianne Jacob. This post is all about how "mother hen" Dianne helped (in some very big ways!) first-time author Romney Steele conceptualize, write and sell and her book, My Nepenthe: Bohemian Tales of Food, Family and Big Sur — a book that came out last week and is already on the Amazon bestseller list. I won't say more because you should just read about it on Dianne's blog. While you're at it, you might also check out her post from yesterday, Nov. 24th, which tells a truly touching story about her cousin Dana and "food’s power to evoke memory, connect, and heal."
I have to tell you, reading only these two posts made me want to chuck everything else and become a food writer. This is significant, given that I don't cook AT ALL. But there is just something about food writing that, when it's done right, has always captivated me.
Dianne alternates between teaching two classes here on a regular basis: Food Writing and How to Write a Book Proposal (which Romney Steele took, by the way). Next session it'll be her 5-week Food Writing class on Wednesday nights (March 3-31), in Berkeley.