PETALUMA- How to fully live a writing life while keeping your day job: Jacqueline Yau writes travel, humor, and poignant essays for publications including Inspirato and Ensemble Vacations magazines, and anthologies such as Travelers’ Tales China. She is a regular contributor to the annual Travel Guide to California and a founding member of Townsend 11, a collective of eleven Northern California writers. They have published three anthologies.
AUTHOR: She has worked in marketing, communications, and brand management at consumer, nonprofit and high-tech organizations such as TiVo, RealNames, Center for Asian American Media, and Nestlé USA, and as an access cable TV host and news reporter for Hawaii Public Radio. Jacqueline writes for Stanford Medicine as a stewardship officer in donor relations. She recently returned from trekking in the Himalayan Kingdom of Mustang in Nepal. She lives in Petaluma with her husband Michael Shapiro, a journalist and author; they enjoy traveling and exploring the backroads of Sonoma County.