I had the pleasure of attending one of Gayvin’s writing workshops. It was the most impactful writing workshop I have ever attended. She has a gift for diving into deep feelings with compassion and understanding, allowing me to open up with my writing in ways I have not experienced in years. It has been a few months since this workshop, I still find myself reflecting on that day and using the tools regularly.


Monterey, CA


She has been, in the years I’ve known her and worked with her, a very good writer and a very good reader.  Every one of your students would be lucky to be in a classroom she leads.

Dan Vining

Author, Screenwriter, & Prof. at UCLA Extension, Los Angeles, CA


I really like how the course is broken down into practical exercises that help generate story ideas. It was great for someone like me who doesn’t have a formal background in writing…I have never approached generating a story in this way and it was quite helpful. I especially enjoyed the brainstorming chart. For me, this was a great way to get some ideas out on paper in an organized way, and actually apply them toward writing a story I love…I learned why research is so important to the story! I had never thought of doing it like this, but it makes so much sense now!

Mei-Li R

San Francisco, CA


“I find her not only to be a person of uncommon grace and infectious enthusiasm but a writer who dives into every assignment with a creativity and energy you simply cannot teach – something all fine writers are born with. Her versatility and ability to tell a great story on deadlines and short notice makes Gayvin a true stalwart of the craft, someone we’ve come to count on at our magazines.”

Jim Dodson

NY Times Best Selling Author of Son of the Game and Editor for PineStraw magazine, Southern Pines, NC


“An impressive piece of writing to empower young women. It’s so important to give young women a role model no matter how mythological. I mean enough of the kings, soldiers, and prince charmings. Kudos to Ms. Powers a writer in my own community making great reads.”

Gabrielle Studenmund

Former Editor at Self Magazine, Southern Pines, NC


I bought the books for my daughters (ages 10 and 12), and they each read it in about two days–couldn’t put it down! My older daughter loved it because it has mystery and adventure. My younger daughter says it’s one of her favorite books and she can’t wait for the second one.

Carolyn Bruff

Mom of Two Teen Daughters

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