Jan Fishler

Jan Fishler


Author ~ Writing Coach ~ Presenter Creator of “Write Your Story Workshops” For 25 years Jan Fishler was a corporate scriptwriter, copywriter, video producer, and trainer, who also dabbled in marketing and public relations, mostly in the non-profit arena. In 2009 she self-published, Searching for Jane, Finding Myself (An Adoption Memoir), available at Amazon.com. and local bookstores. Because Jan knows that everyone has a story to tell, most recently, she developed a painless and fun method to help others write their story. Her Write Your Story workshop taps into the power of the subconscious so that stories come to life and practically write themselves. Jan is also the producer of "The Path to Publication" DVD series, available from Films for the Humanities and Sciences. Filmed at the Community of Writers Conference at Squaw Valley, the series contains advice from such well-known authors as Amy Tan, Anne Lamott, Janet Fitch, and Mark Childress. Jan has a B.S. in English Literature/Creative Writing and an M.S. in Educational Technology/Instructional Design. She lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada where, when she’s not writing, Jan hikes with her Golden Retriever, kayaks with her husband, and regularly works out at the gym. Visit her webiste: http://www.janfishler.com

Recent Blog Posts

Tell Me Something Good — No, we’re not talking about green beer!!

My guest today is Lesley Ramos, massage therapist, body worker and Pilates instructor whose goal is improving and maintaining high quality of life through pain management, stress management, and supporting wellness goals. Leslie has been practicing massage since 2004.  She … Read more >

Tell Me Something Good – Sierra Roots

My guest today is Janice O’Brian. After moving to Nevada City to welcome retirement, Jim and Janice O’Brien found themselves taking in their three young grandchildren whose  parents were dealing with serious addiction problems. The dire situation of the homeless … Read more >

Tell Me Something Good — March 3, 2014 – International Women’s Day

Tune in on Monday at 12:30 and find out all about the 12th annual celebration of International Women’s Day–Honoring our Community’s Elder Activists–an event taking place on Saturday, March 8 from 2-4:30 p.m. at Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual … Read more >

Today — Jan Nottingham talks about The Vintage Years

If you’re approaching 60, you’ll definitely want to tune in to today show. My guest, Jan Nottingham, a mid-life artist will be talking about keeping the brain vital through writing, music, and art. Good news: in March she’ll be offering … Read more >

Valentine’s Day Guests: Igniters of the Heart

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, and Hollie’s birthday–which should be a national holiday! She’ll be taking the day off, so I’ll be filling in for her On the Town. My guests are Maeve and Orv Fry, love experts/relationship coaches (http://www.ignitersoftheheart.com) who … Read more >

Tell Me Something Good – Today–Operation Water

Water is the topic of conversation today. My guest is Steve Baker whose mission is to educate the public about water.  Even though it’s been raining cats and dogs for the past few days, water concerns are a source of … Read more >

On The Town January 29 – Nick Fedoroff Magician

My guest this Monday is Nick Fedoroff, Magician. Nick will be performing at the Nevada Theater on Saturday February 1. Tune in Monday at 12:30 for some radio magic and to hear about his upcoming show. Check out Nick’s website: www.themagicianisin.com … Read more >

On the Town – Toastmasters

Today my guests are Karen Schelsky and Paul McGillicuddy, members of Early Risers Toastmasters. We’ll be talking about how you can gain confidence while speaking in front of a group as well as how to gain confidence and develop a … Read more >

January 6, On the Town: Communication Rupture Repair

Tell Me Something Good – Communication Rupture Repair with Aida Baker Licensed Marriage Family Therapist Breakdowns in communication are inevitable and tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. Aida Baker, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, will explain what we can do repair disagreements with … Read more >

December 30 On the Town –Tell Me Something Good

December 30 – On the Town – Tell Me Something Good: QiGong–The Perfect Wellness Program With the new year just around the corner, and because many people resolve to start exercising, lose weight, eat better or otherwise improve their health, … Read more >

Tell Me Something Good – Dec. 23 Program on Fruit Trees

Yesterday, my guest was Sarah Griffin-Boubacar, the retail store manager for Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply , a store that happens to be the largest organic gardening supply company in the U.S. For the first half of the program, … Read more >

Tell Me Something Good: Cornish Christmas & Clara and the Nutcracker

Tell Me Something Good: Cornish Christmas & Clara and the Nutcracker It’s the holiday season and my guests today (12:30-1:00) will be talking about two must-do happenings in our area.  The first half of the show I’ll be talking with … Read more >

Tell Me Something Good — Fodder Solutions

Yesterday, December 2, On the Town was broadcast live from Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters — 671 Maltman Drive in Grass Valley–the place to go for organic coffee, healthy pastry, delicious soups and wraps and much more. My guests were five … Read more >

Tell Me Something Good — “Falling in Love Backwards”

Yesterday, the broadcast was live from Penny’s Diner–2072 Nevada City Hwy, Grass Valley, CA (530) 477-5673, where you’ll find all your favorite breakfast and lunch meals. I had the very generous serving of the Chinese Chicken Salad, which was delicious. … Read more >

Tell Me Something Good: Welcome Home Vets

Telling us something good today was Gary Brown, Executive Director of Welcome Home Vets, www.welcomehomevets.org/ an organization providing psychological help for veterans and their families at no cost. The non profit creates a healing community where veterans, active duty military … Read more >

Huge Thumbs Up for Sierra Stages: Closer Than Ever

Last night I saw Closer Than Ever at the Off Center Stage (behind the Center for the Arts) in Grass Valley and I can’t say enough good things about it. The cast (Isaias Acosta, Nancy Haffey, Kate Haight, JR Lewis … Read more >

November 4 – On The Town–Tell Me Something Good

Yesterday I was On The Town at Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters (and Tomes), where there is always something good brewing, something delicious cooking and shelves of quality used books to browse and buy.   I splurged and had a delicious … Read more >