Petaluma -How to Write With Your Senses and Ignite your Words onto the Page. As writers, we want to give our readers an experience that engages the senses. In this workshop, we will show how the senses make a story come to life and help your reader have a more dimensional experience of your story. Colleen Bingham, owner of Poppy Botanicals, will be joining us with her handmade organic products that will captivate your senses. Georgia James is a hopeless romantic and wine country enthusiast. Home Sweet Sonoma is her first novel. Deborah Parrish began writing romance novels on her mother’s old green Smith Corona typewriter at the age of 11. Her lifelong dream was realized with her first published novel, Home Sweet Sonoma.