Published authors Jane Heller and Melodie Johnson Howe have dubbed themselves The Muse Madams and have launched a 6-week series for local writers at all levels, in Santa Barbara, California. The Fall “Muse Madams” Writers’ Workshop is scheduled to begin Thursday, October 8. The cost for the 6-week workshop is $400, and inquiries from writers of fiction, nonfiction, blogs and scripts are welcome. For more information or to register, visit www.themusemadams.com. To contact The Muse Madams, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.