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Tony Feeds Robbie

Tony feeds Robbie some goodies at a Writing Buddies Publishing Party.

(Photo by Marsha Raney)

Robbie Fanning has a background in writing, editing, publishing, and literacy. She has an MA in Instructional Technology from San Jose State University and an ESL teaching certificate from UC Berkeley Extension. She taught upper-division nonfiction writing for ten years at SJSU and served in AmeriCorps in literacy. She's trained in many writing approaches, such as the National Writing Project, the Family Writing Project, Step Up to Writing, and Write Tools. Robbie has been a Writing Buddies leader/volunteer for many years.



Tony Fanning worked in Silicon Valley in software management for more than 35 years before retiring and moving to Davis, CA, in 2010. He also has an extensive background in mathematics, writing, editing, illustration, and publishing. Since he retired, he has worked in local elementary schools as a volunteer with children, helping them in reading, writing, mathematics, drawing, and photography. Tony has also been a Writing Buddies leader/volunteer for many years.