Robert Mayer, author
Books and workshops
Praise for the books of Robert Mayer
"Fascinating" -- John Grisham
"Gripping" -- Janet Malcolm. The New York Times
"He writes like an angel" -- Newsday
"Exemplary" -- Village Voice
"Pure, undiluted magic" -- Washington Post
"Quiet brilliance" -- Atlanta Journal Constitution
"Genuinely compelling story-telling" -- Chicago Tribune
"Wonderfully human" -- Dallas News
"The poet's touch" -- Detroit News
"A blend of the funny and the poignant" --St. Louis Post Dispatch
"Absorbing" -- Sunday Oklahoman
"Heart-stopping" -- Albuquerque Journal
"Ranks with the best" -- Santa Fe Reporter
"Topnotch" -- People Magazine
"Compelling" -- Booklist
"Excellent"-- Library Journal
"Wonderful, moving" -- Publisher's Weekly
The Execution (1979)
Midge & Decker (1982)
Sweet Salt (1984)
The Grace of Shortstops
The Search (1986)
The Dreams of Ada (1987)
I, JFK (1989)
Notes of a Baseball Dreamer (2003)
The Ferret's Tale (2009)
The Origin of Sorrow (2010)
Danse Macabre (2011)
Confessions of a Rain God (2012)
I am the author of 14 books -- 12 novels and 2 works of non-fiction. On January 6 we will begin our fifth year of writing workshops -- teaching, encouraging, critiquing.
Eight-week workshops meet one afternoon each week for three hours (Tuesdays or Wednesdays, 2-5pm). You write at home, we read and critique your prose in the workshop. Usually no more than five members in a group, so everyone gets to read their work each week. Novices and more experienced writers are welcome.
We deal with both fiction and non-fiction. (Sorry, no poetry or screenplays.)
The workshops are held in a studio on San Mateo Road, near Chocolate Maven. The fee for the 24 hours of class is $325 plus tax, payable at the first session. Lots of parking.
For more information:
Write to firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 505-438-0012
Some folks have attended for two years or more. Here's what a couple of them have to say:
"Robert Mayer's writers' workshop is a must-use resource for aspiring and published authors."
-- Larry Kilham, author of "Winter of the Genome" (2014)
"The writers' group gave me the right combination of feedback and motivation to finish my book."
-- Joyce Trainor, author of "No Handbook for the Homeless: a Novel" (2015)
Tuesday classes for January and February are now filled. Space is available for Wednesday classes.
Sign up now. We're friendly.