Mindy Halleck has a Writer’s Resource Blog at Literary Liaisons.

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                                       Robert J. Ray                                                        Jack Remick

Bob and Jack are established authors, teachers and tough task-masters.  They work with writers of all stripes (newbies to prize winners), twice a week at Louisa’s Cafe in Seattle.  Many beautiful pieces were both conceived and polished under the watchful eye of these two mentors. Their blog is one of the best resources available to writers today.

Jumping Rock Creative:  Professional Writing and Editing Services

Nicole Cohn is a writer, copy editor and all around genius with literary concepts.  She works with writers of all genres from memoir, to literary fiction to commercial materials.  And man, can she cook!

“Mattie studied the animal.  It was the biggest living creature she’d ever seen.  It tugged at its line.
She knew this was the most majestic, the most regal, and the smartest camel on earth.”

From:  The Last Outrageous Woman on Earth


Camel Safari – Bellingham.  This is one AMAZING and SUPER COOL place!  Seventeen camels — from babies to huge bulls.  You can pet them, hug them, offer a treat and go for a ride.  The friendly and knowledgeable staff will answer all of your questions and will share fun stories about the day to day lives of these giant, and gracious, creatures.  This is an adventure you really do not want to miss!

Mindy Halleck Author of Romance & Money – 12 Conversations Every Couple Should Have is a writer and instructor who makes her home in Seattle Washington. Her financial advice column, Romance & Money, and numerous travel articles appeared monthly in By Recommendation Only Bridal magazine for nearly a decade.  Her romantic travel articles have been featured on the websites of the Empress Fairmont Hotel in Victoria, BC, and the Sheraton Maui. Additionally, she has been published in Seattle Woman, Long Island Woman, San Francisco Chronicle, The Seattle Times, The Oregonian and other publications. She is a contributing author  to The Victoria Clipper Magazine, and creates audio and travel apps for iTunes and iPhone.


Priscilla Long is one of the most brilliant teachers of writing I’ve ever studied with (and I’ve been taking and teaching writing classes for over 25 years). Priscilla has developed a unique and powerful process that encourages her students to grow as writers. She explains complicated techniques in clear language, and illustrates her points with gems of great writing, collected over a lifetime of ardent reading. …  Waverly Fitzgerald