About Us

The Ojai Writers’ Workshops was created for writers by writers. The writers associated with OWW are:

  • Sequoia Hamilton, Founder
  • Karly Young, Producer

Sequoia Hamilton – Founder
Pink lip gloss-headshotSequoia Hamilton, pen name. A Penguin Random House author (with the largest publisher of trade books in the world) a producer of a PBS documentary film, which won an Emmy for writing. Former editor of a national magazine and author of numerous blogs, mostly on food, writing and BedYoga. “I write the way I cook – whipping up several things at once,” states Sequoia.

Two writers enjoy one of Sequoia’s writing workshops.

Sequoia has produced writing workshops around the globe and is founder of The Paris Writers’ Retreat.

She pitched Home and Garden Television (HGTV) and was featured. Sequoia has also appeared on MTV, Good Morning America, CNN and others.

Karly Young – Producer
Writer, producer and director, Karly Young, is a former 20th Century Fox Filmed Entertainment executive responsible for marketing, managing and launching some of the most successful entertainment brands in the world including The Simpsons, Aliens, Aliens vs Predator, Planet of the Apes, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, et al.

Young’s professional portfolio includes working with first-class organizations and companies including Disney Interactive, Konami, U.S. National Park Service, Lockheed Martin (F-22 Raptor), Boeing (Comanche), U.S. Army (Comanche, Armored Fist), U.S. Air Force Memorial Foundation (F16, F-22 Raptor, F-22 Lightning II) and Vivendi-Universal to name a few. Young has orchestrated large-scale productions for video game launches, non-profit organizations, entertainment companies and software publishers/developers.

Recently, Young ventured into the realm of Sci-fi phenomena with the development of a commissioned TV documentary series pilot and the production of the 2011 feature film, Darkening Sky (Finalist, Hollywood Film Festival 2010).

She is currently writing and developing several new projects for both film and TV under her production banner, Jones Creek Productions, with her bff since childhood Sequoia Hamilton.