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


BOOKS

Superfolks (1977)

The Execution (1979)

Midge & Decker (1982)

Sweet Salt (1984)

The Grace of Shortstops
(1984)

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)

Eyes (2013)





WRITING WORKSHOPS


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 superfolks@cybermesa.com
                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.

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