Writer Carla Fischer never really wanted to write. “There are already enough words”, she thought to herself. Not particularly interested in reading either, she may never have become a writer if not for that fateful day when, as a bored nine year old, she scribbled a story about Arbor Day - the celebration of trees - in her notebook, which was promptly snatched up by her Sunday school teacher, who then insisted it be published in the Synagogue Newsletter. In that moment, a reluctant writer was born.


Since then, Fischer’s 30 year teaching career for the LA Unified School District included teaching the creative writing process to children, and has currently been working as a free lance writer for several California based publications.


Her work has been published as a contributing writer for Ocean Scene Magazine and Malibu Times Newspaper and Magazine. She was a writer-at-large for four years at Malibu Magazine (formerly Malibu Monthly).  In addition,  Fischer’s photographs have appeared in many of her articles.


Recently, Fischer has been studying the art of storytelling, having written many personal essays and is participating in spoken word performances.


Ms. Fischer resides in Santa Monica, California with her husband Ben and their two resident terrorists, felines Hector and Zoom.

 

CARLA FISCHER

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