Alliance of Writers was founded in November of 2000.
Diana Guerrero had one goal, to alleviate her cabin fever. She wanted
to get out, meet, mingle, and commiserate with other writers.
began meeting in a small coffee house in the heart of the village
area of Big Bear Lake, California. Writers tore themselves away
from their keyboards for an hour and a half of social and professional
After a year,
the group moved to a quaint little bookstore. Guest speakers and
authors began coming in between feedback sessions and goal setting.
Potlucks were held in honor of the authors whose books were being
signed, and word spread about the friendly group of writers.
humble beginnings, the group has developed into a large community
attracting participants from Santa Barbara, Orange Country, San
Diego and the desert. Special literary teas, writer workshops, book
fairs, and other writing events are held.
groups were composed of serious writers, some published and some
not. Everyone writes. The genres are unlimited: mystery, fantasy,
children, nonfiction, poetry, short-stories, journalism, academic,
fiction, romance, screenwriting and more!
In 2004 Guerrero moved the Alliance of Writers groups into a new
direction and expanded into a second chapter. The group hosted authors
and conducted special events several times a year instead of meeting
weekly under the guidance of a facilitator. The online community
began in 2005 and today most of the members are working writers who work with their editors or with a writing partner.
Guerrero and other writers do offer workshops and encourage you to visit the news area for activities. If you would like to host a meeting contact Guerrero now.