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Open Book Series – April 2021

SUNDAY,  APRIL 11, 2021  |  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

A Writing Coach, Author, Blogger, and Speaker, Tami Shaikh received her MFA in Creative Writing from Chapman University and an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from the University of Atlanta.

Tami has 16 years of experience working with diverse and marginalized populations from all over the world. She is the author of three books and has written multiple articles for the Huffington Post, Medium and Thrive Global, and Chicken Soup for the Soul- The Empowered Woman.

Jonathan Brown grew up playing drums and loving Chandler, Hammet, and Himes. He also really dug The Rockford Files and Magnum PI. He teaches drums, is a practitioner of Hapkido karate, a fitness trainer, and writes stories in between all the aforementioned jazz. A court clerk in the 80’s Jonathan had a bad habit of falling asleep during the slower-moving trials. As a way to combat this, he took one of the cases, re-wrote fabricated, and took poetic license all over the place. He included many of my fellow clerks and naturally wrote himself as the PI that saves the day and gets the girl. His co-workers loved the story and he caught the writer’s fever.


Jeremiah Cobra is a native son of Hartford, Connecticut, where he grew up in foster care from the age of nine. It is this experience that he drew upon to create the fictional Stacey Bishop in his newest work –And Then He Shot His Cousin. Upon graduating high school, Jeremiah attended Howard University in Washington, DC, and received his Bachelor of Arts in English literature with a minor in African American Studies. He then moved to Japan to study and teach for the next seven years.

In 2012, Jeremiah received his graduate degree in education from USC and subsequently moved to Southern California where he is currently an award-winning teacher of grammar, writing, and literature.

Hosted by:  Maddie Margarita

Maddie Margarita is a writer and the host of CHARACTER FLOSS THE PODCAST on Authors on The Air Global Network, iTunes, Spotify and other major podcasting platforms, and Lit Up! OC –a monthly writer’s salon in Orange County, CA. She serves on the Boards of Sisters-in-Crime OC, and the Southern California Writers Association. Her short stories can be found in IT’S ALL IN THE STORY – CALIFORNIA, an anthology of short fiction.

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