February 25, 2015

'City Desk' premieres this Friday

I'm joining the panel for Jerry Roberts' new TV show "City Desk" this week to wax ranty about the goings on of the day. Should be a hoot.

Premieres at 8 p.m. Friday on Cox Channel 17 and on the web at


October 16, 2014

Best Columnist 2014

HEY! We did it! Thanks so much for naming me Best Columnist in the Independent's 2014 readers poll. Huge love right back atcha!

May 24, 2014

Starshine at the SB Writers Conference

This is a great Memoir panel I was on last year at the Writers Conference, with three other authors including the delightfully entertaining Jane Heller. Don't worry--I'm not as anxious as I look in the freeze frame.

SBWC: Memoir Writing Panel from Ninety Degrees Media on Vimeo.

February 9, 2014

The 'Broads & Barrels' book launch bash!

Come raise a glass with Starshine to celebrate her new book, Broad Assumptions. Get your copy signed, sip wine, enjoy Georgia's Smokehouse food truck while fierce DJ Darla Bea waxes spintastic — and enter the "Help Starshine Write Her Column" Contest: You write the first and last lines of a hypothetical column, the crowd votes on a favorite, and our author must write THAT column for the following week's Independent! Glory and a gift basket for the winner.

6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, February 20
Carr Winery, 414 N. Salsipuedes St., Santa Barbara

Help us get a headcount for the party: RSVP on Facebook.

Broads & Barrels

Previous entries:

January 26, 2014
Get ready!

December 13, 2013
It's here!

December 2, 2013
"Broad Assumptions" available for pre-order

October 17, 2013
Best Columnist 2013

January 3, 2013
It's live!

October 18, 2012
We did it!

August 26, 2011
NEW EVENING CLASS! Make Your Writing *Shine*

June 13, 2011
2011 Women of Achievement Awards Presentation

June 1, 2011
2011 Women of Achievement Awards Luncheon

March 19, 2011
CALM Authors Luncheon

December 10, 2010
Moms Gone Wild!

November 15, 2010

November 11, 2010
Ice Cream Book Launch Party!

October 21, 2010
Best Columnist in SB Reader's Poll

September 21, 2010
Journalism Town Hall at Borders Goleta

August 23, 2010
September Westways Article

August 18, 2010
New UCSB Extension Class

July 29, 2010

July 13, 2010
"Write There With Ya" radio segments available for download

July 5, 2010
Starshine adds a class!

June 14, 2010
Let me teach you to write!

May 28, 2010
New radio bit on Sunday mornings: "Write There With Ya"

May 24, 2010
"Careening in a Can" article in June Westways

May 12, 2010
Starshine & Friends read for Blind & Dyslexic Recordathon

March 9, 2010
RealMomsGuide did a funny interview with me today.

January 5, 2010
Blog on

December 24, 2009
Need a FANTASTIC gift for CHEAP?

November 16, 2009
NBC-LA Wants Starshine's book!

November 12, 2009
Starshine speaking and signing at Downtown Borders this Thursday evening

October 19, 2009
Starshine voted 'Best Columnist' in SB Indy Reader's Poll

October 18, 2009
Starshine to moderate "Women's Mysteries" book tea this Sunday

September 25, 2009
Starshine at free book-lovers' event on Friday, Sept. 25

September 2, 2009
'Sin City' column featured in USA Today

August 10, 2009
SB Indy 'Best Of' Readers' Poll 2009

July 25, 2009
Ventura Book Festival, Saturday July 25th

June 28 2009
Sign up for Starshine's popular Writing Class!

May 7, 2009
A Swanky Frilly Affair in Santa Ynez

May 6, 2009
Best Kept Secrets Book Tea

March 11, 2009
Starshine Speaks at SBCC

February 3, 2009
DOUBLE Montecito Book Signing

January 19, 2009
Thousand Oaks Book Signing

January 15, 2009
Writing Class at SBCC

December 28, 2008
Praise from Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez

December 22, 2008
The World According to Starshine

December 12, 2008
Pictures of the "Starshine & Cupcakes" Launch Party

December 9, 2008
Hear Starshine on the KTYD Morning Show

December 5, 2008
Watch Starshine on KEYT Channel 3

December 2, 2008
Star to Shine on the Bookshelf

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Mark L

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