The Premier Writing Organization on California's Central Coast
Welcome to SLO NightWriters




SLO NightWriters members are together a colorful, enthusiastic, and creative group of writers, photographers and artists of all stripes.

On this page we feature links to many of our members' websites and blogs.

Writers want to be read. Please, then, click on each of the following links, visit our members' internet sites, read, enjoy and participate.

Happy reading!

NOTE:  Members are listed on this page in Alphabetical Order.

List of Postings:

Jim Aarons

Honey French

Sam Horn

Dianna Jackson

C S Perryess

Judy Salamacha

Dennis Eamon Young

Jim Aarons


Honey French

Sam Horn


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If so, visit Sam’s website for more information -

Sam Horn’s Bio & partial list of credentials includes:

Founder of the Tongue Fu!® Training Institute, a conflict resolution / prevention consultancy hired by hundreds of companies, associations, government agencies, nonprofits and schools.

CEO of the Intrigue Agency, a branding, positioning, messaging company working with global executives, entrepreneurs and organizations to create intriguing offerings.

Executive Director and Emcee of the Maui Writers Conference, named “The Best Writers Conference in the world for 17 years by Writers Digest.

International speaker addressing more than 500,000 people in 12 countries including China, Germany, Greece, Canada, Mexico.

Hired by NASA, Richard Branson’s New Now Leaders, TED Fellows, and EO to train Executives and PM’s in media and public speaking.

Former Pitch Coach for Springboard Enterprises whose grads have generated $26 billion in funding/valuation.

3 TEDx talks with 500,000+ views. Her talk on INTRIGUE is often shown at staff meetings to help employees turn speeches into conversations.

Dianna Jackson


Years ago I decided to blog and it opened up my entire life to writing. With more than 400 blogs, I decided to then try my “pen” and write some books. So the blogs have been very important to me.

My bio includes a husband, a fluffy labradoodle,and great kids.  

As a graduate of San Jose State I followed my grandmother’s footsteps who also graduated from San Jose Normal School in 1917. Eventually graduating with a major in Political Science degree, I then went to work at the phone company and after 26 years of service, took a buyout in lieu of an annuity. Only 46 years old, I started a new career as a stockbroker. Then I retired after successfully building a financial services business with my husband. Finally, I retired for good in 2000.  

Now, I’m writing a book about my family which starts in 1850 when my great great grandfather left Beloit to go to California during the gold rush. My great grandfather and mother ended up living in Paso Robles, raising a family and farming on a 3,000 acre ranch known as the Dresser Ranch. It is a very fun project. Perhaps 2024 it will be ready to publish. I’m working really hard to make it so..  

Recently, I joined Anne Allen’s group of writers to hon my skill and learn from others. And I am now submitting writings to the monthly meetings.So happy I found them!!

In addition to writing, I paddle on a dragon boat, I golf poorly, cooking is my hobby, and reading is something I enjoy.   


CS Perryess


Please see on this site, links to the short story that won the 2012 Ingrid Reti Award and a lot more from this very talented writer.

Chester's bio in his own words:

"I mostly write teen fiction, though I occasionally dabble in adult & middle grade short fiction. My short stories have appeared in Highlights for Children, READ, Pangolin Papers, Eureka, Short Story, & others, & have made it into anthologies four times, once in a Darby Creek publication to rub elbows with stories by Joseph Bruchac, David Lubar, & Terry Trueman, & once with Heinemann to slip between the covers with the likes of Vivian Vande Velde, Avi, Gloria Skurzynski, & Neal Shusterman. Under the tutelage of fellow Nightwriter, Anne Allen, I'm in the process of pulling together a short story collection I hope to make available as an e-book, & I'm still trying to get a traditional publisher to buy one of my completed teen novels. I've been in a Nightwriters critique group for 17 or 18 years & I'm an avid member of SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators), & co-coordinator for our county. Oh, & I teach middle school. Just in case all that doesn' keep me busy enough, I've launched myself into the world of audiobook narrating. To date I've narrated two Scottish zombie books for Crossroads Press & hope to finish my third in a couple of weeks. At that point, I'll start in on what will be my fourth audiobook, which is a middle grade book for Do Life Right, Inc.
Life is good."

Judy Salamacha


Judy Salamacha covers the Central Coast communities of Morro Bay, Cayucos and Los Osos/Baywood for her Monday column in the San Luis Obispo Tribune ( She is the Director for the Central Coast Writers' Conference, scheduled during the 3rd weekend of September for 28 years ( & FaceBook: CentralCoastWritersConference).

And she is active with the Cayucos Seniors and the Commission on Aging.

Formerly from Bakersfield, California, her latest all-consuming project is co-writing a book about the city’s namesake, Colonel Thomas Baker, titled Colonel Baker’s Field with Sandy Mittelsteadt and Chris Brewer, the great, great grandson of Colonel Baker. Jody Salamacha Hollier is illustrating the book due out late spring 2012.W

Tony Piazza


Tony Piazza In the 1970s Tony worked in the film and television industry with such stars as Michael Douglas, Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, & Clint Eastwood.

Published Mystery Writer - "Anything Short of Murder" (see our MEMBERS' BOOKS page). Has a second book, an action, adventure novel, due to be published in March 2012. Member of Sister's in Crime, L.A. and Central Coast Chapter.

Dennis Eamon Young



Dennis is a writer and professional photographer living in Shell Beach. Though he photographs everything, he specializes in portraits and commercial photography, and works on his stories and novels between photography sessions. Dennis began his photography career in New York City in 1969, with magazine and advertising assignments. He is a genuine people person and enjoys being a member of SLO NightWriters as both a writer and as staff photographer. You can email him at:; or write to him at PO Box 3438, Shell Beach, CA 93449

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