"Thanks to my three plus years with PWSD I have not only kept up to date with the ever-changing business we're in, but I've made good friends, acquired clients, and been publicized in several social media."

—Lois Winsen, Editor on Tap

"As a freelance copyeditor, I joined PWSD many years ago to network with authors and publishers. Besides clients, I found wonderful business friends, great presenter information, and fascinating books by author members. And now that I'm self-publishing my own book on writing heartfelt letters for special occasions, PWSD's support means even more!"

—Lynette M. Smith

All My Best Business and Nonfiction Copyediting
"I think the programming is excellent. If you don’t leave with at least one good idea, then you weren’t listening, or asking questions. Publishing is going through tremendous changes, and I find our programs are one of the best ways to stay current and network."

—David Wogahn

"PWSD is an essential connection for San Diegans involved in book writing, publishing, and promotion. The meeting topics are relevant, and the personal contacts are everything from fun to fruitful."

—Joan and David Vokac, Authors

"PWSD has been invaluable to me as a publisher, writer and speaker. Not only are the programs outstanding but the information and knowledge are presented at a level that I can put to use immediately. If you're not a member you should join today!"

—Tom Hinton

"Once as a fledgling writer new to San Diego, I stumbled into a PWSD meeting. Now years later, as an award-winning author and self-publisher, I still get so much out of the gatherings, have made many friendships and professional connections and recommend the group to others often. I'm very grateful for the support and education I find there. Congratulations to Karla Olson and her team for filling an important niche in the local writing community."

—Elaine Masters, Travel Wellness Coach, writer, speaker & Yoga teacher

"PWSD is such a conversant, fun, supportive group! There's a wealth of resources here that have helped me write, edit, and publish my books. A must-join group for anyone interested in the ins and outs of publishing."

—PJ Adams, author of Freud's Revenge and Daughter Wisdom.

"PWSD has been a tremendous benefit to me as a publishing coach, writer and radio host. The topics have been timely, the speakers have been informative and the industry announcements and updates priceless. Added treats are the camaraderie and networking with fellow members."

—Flora Morris Brown, Ph.D.

"PWSD is one of the best investments I made while I was writing my book. Through this club I found invaluable resources including my book design team, book shepherd and proofreader. As a self-published author and publishing company, without PWSD I might have floundered around for an extra year trying to do it all myself. PWSD provides inspiration, education and direction every month for an incredibly very low fee. Joining is a no-brainer!"

—Kathi Burns, CPO, Author, Speaker, Professional Organizer & Image Consultant

"Every meeting I have attended has provided me with practical, invaluable information. For example, using ideas from one speaker, I started my successful "Interdisciplinary Computing Blog", and have obtained several media interviews about my new book as a direct result of attending PWSD meetings."

—Lisa Kaczmarczyk, Author of Computers and Society - Computing For Good