Publisher’s journey is Feb. 6 program

The Ridge Writers will host author-publisher Jennifer Crittendon at a Thursday, Feb. 6, meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church meeting room.

Crittendon will speak about “Learning Moments on a Publishing Journey.” The public is welcome, and admission is free.

Her presentation will cover information about vendors, publishing options, economics, how to sell, and what’s coming, as well as the Third Annual Eastern Sierra Book Festival scheduled for July 12 in Mammoth.

Crittendon wrote and self-published her first book in 2012 after much agent- and soul-searching.

In the intervening years, she has invested in her company, Whistling Rabbit Press, and has produced six more books with several in progress. A boutique publishing house located in San Diego, Whistling Rabbit Press began to consider unsolicited manuscripts in 2019.

Crittenden earned a bachelor of arts in linguistics and film studies and a master of business administration in finance.

A former CFO, she worked for 20 years in corporate finance in the U.S. and abroad. She has authored several business-related books, as well as “Working Dogs of the Eastern Sierra” and the award-winning memoir and travelogue, “The Mammoth Letters: Running Away to a Mountain Town.”

A book signing will follow her discussion and Q&A.

Ridge Writers is the East Sierra Branch of the 111-year-old California Writers Club ( which traces its roots back to Jack London and friends in the Bay Area.

Story First Published: 2020-01-31