About the Tell Tailors

We are a col­lec­tive of writ­ers, edi­tors, and teach­ers who came togeth­er in ear­ly 2018 to men­tor and con­nect writ­ers in the Sier­ra Foothills. Our goal is to fos­ter effec­tive writ­ing with the prac­tices, tools, and net­works that make writ­ers suc­cess­ful. We offer one-on-one coach­ing, edit­ing ser­vices, and writ­ing work­shops that address all aspects of the writ­ing process. Our online com­mu­ni­ty, the Tell-Tai­lors Guild, offers writ­ing prompts and tools, pro­fes­sion­al and peer edit­ing ser­vices, and forum dis­cus­sion on top­ics cen­tral to the process and craft of writ­ing. Our small press will release its first col­lec­tion in 2019 with titles includ­ing The Yuba Almanac, a jour­nal of life and liv­ing in the Yuba Riv­er water­shed, and A Foothill Home­grown Com­pendi­um, an exam­i­na­tion of the rich musi­cal her­itage of Neva­da Coun­ty.

About Bill

Bill Kaszub­s­ki is a skilled tech­ni­cal writer who has applied his mas­tery of com­mu­ni­ca­tion from his col­lege days as a stringer for The New York Times to his more recent charge lead­ing a team of dig­i­tal archivists for Apple, Inc. Along the way, he’s cre­at­ed user doc­u­men­ta­tion for sub­ma­rine sonar sys­tems and met­al­lur­gi­cal test­ing equip­ment, devel­oped data-pro­cess­ing soft­ware for mar­ket research and clin­i­cal tri­als firms, doc­u­ment­ed the land­scape design of the Nation­al 9/11 Memo­r­i­al, and writ­ten reams of copy, includ­ing entries in the Absolute Beginner’s guide series. He’s since tak­en up his pen­cil in a cab­in in the woods.

About Jeff

Jeff Wright is a writer, edi­tor, teacher, musi­cian, and KVMR broad­cast­er engaged in a life­long rela­tion­ship with the Muse. A grad­u­ate of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Iowa Writ­ers’ Work­shop, he works exten­sive­ly as a free­lance edi­tor and ghost­writer. He has taught fic­tion and non-fic­tion writ­ing at Napa Val­ley Col­lege and Solano Com­mu­ni­ty Col­lege, as well as co-facil­i­tat­ed cours­es in art and heal­ing at John F. Kennedy Uni­ver­si­ty. Jeff’s an accom­plished song­writer known for his work with notable Neva­da Coun­ty bands like Purdon’s Cross­ing and Pos­sum. He is also com­pos­ing the Great Amer­i­can Musi­cal Nov­el.

About Monique

Monique Peter­son is a writer, edi­tor, and pro­duc­er whose curios­i­ty is as boun­ti­ful as her expe­ri­ence. As a rook­ie broad­cast jour­nal­ist in Napa Val­ley, she cov­ered local wine, cul­ture, and pol­i­tics. She lat­er pur­sued her pub­lish­ing career in New York, pro­duc­ing books on art, film, his­to­ry, and sci­ence for The Walt Dis­ney Com­pa­ny, Nation­al Geo­graph­ic, Dis­cov­ery Chan­nel, Ran­dom House, and Scholas­tic. She was also the found­ing edi­tor-in-chief of one of the first social media pub­lish­ing plat­forms for women, and has been a screen­writer and con­sult­ing pro­duc­er for film projects large and small. She’s usu­al­ly writ­ing, bik­ing, hik­ing, and embrac­ing the unpre­dictable.