SansTree is comprised of a team of published authors with extensive business, publishing, media, broadcasting, and digital marketing expertise. We’ve been, and continue to be, on your side of the computer screen. We’ve struggled with writer’s block and rejections. We’ve rejoiced when our published books showed up on bookstore shelves.  We’ve dealt with major publishers, impossible deadlines, book contracts, and marketing nuances. We also know about self-publishing and e-publishing, query letters and book proposals. And each of us has been in the business world as well as the classroom for over two decades.

The name SansTree reflects our focus on digital rather than paper-intensive tree-consuming strategies. Talk with us. Chances are we’ve gone through what you’re going through right now. We can probably help you with your marketing and publishing goals.

The SansTree Team

 Deborah Bayles

Deborah Bayles–Founder, Managing Director

30+ years in high-tech marketing management, founder of first extranet systems integration firm in Orange County, CA, founder of two successful high-tech PR/marketing agencies (APR, PRSA). Author of two best-selling e-commerce books (Prentice-Hall); international e-commerce lecturer/keynote presenter. Cuesta College Faculty, Business Education (E-Commerce). Radio talk show host and Baby Boomers/Seniors advocate (CMC, Nat. Assoc. of Prof. Geriatric Care Mgrs.).


David Congalton–Director

Hollywood screenwriter, “Scribble,” (motion picture production, summer 2012). #1 Radio Talk Show Host (KVEC 920AM) in San Luis Obispo County for 20 years. Author of two award-winning animal advocacy books (NewSage Press) and HoHo, The Dog Who Saved Christmas (ebook and audiobook, SansTree); co-author of The Talk Radio Guest Book (SansTree); award-winning professor and presenter; journalist, media/mass communications expert. Co-director of the Central Coast Writers Conference for 12 years.


Charlotte Alexander–Director

30+ years in publishing, non-profit management, higher education administration, marketing and journalism. Executive Director of Arts Council of San Luis Obispo. Co-author of an award-winning animal advocacy book (NewSage Press). Expert copy editor. Co-director of the Central Coast Writers Conference for 12 years.