Thomas W. Mayer is a writer and retired professor of the English Department at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, where he held the position of Associate Professor during his tenure there from the 1970s through 1990s.
He graduated from Wallace Stegner's Stanford Writing Program
Mayer’s short story, "Homecoming," from his first book of short stories, Bubblegum and Kipling, was selected for the Prize Stories 1965: The O. Henry Awards, appearing alongside stories from such noted authors as Donald Barthelme and Joyce Carol Oates.His second set of short stories, The Weary Falcon, was published in 1971 and is based on his experiences in Vietnam "as a free-lance magazine correspondent." Both books are presently out of print. However, a new edition of Bubblegum and Kipling with an introduction by Andre Dubus III is available from Pharos Editions.
Mayer is also a recreational air pilot with two airplanes, a D17S and a Midget Mustang II, both registered with the FAA in the city of Santa Cruz, New Mexico.He has also written two non-fiction books on flying, Mountain Flying (1981) and Climb for the Evening Star (1974), both of which are presently out of print.
James Alan McPherson was an American essayist and short-story writer. He was the first African-American writer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and was included among the first group of artists who received a MacArthur Fellowship. At the time of his death, McPherson was a professor emeritus of fiction at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.
The University of California, Santa Cruz is a public research university in Santa Cruz, California. It is one of 10 campuses in the University of California system. Located 75 miles (120 km) south of San Francisco at the edge of the coastal community of Santa Cruz, the campus lies on 2,001 acres (810 ha) of rolling, forested hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Monterey Bay.
Writer's Digest is an American magazine aimed at beginning and established writers. It contains interviews, market listings, calls for manuscripts, and how-to articles.
Santa Cruz High School is a comprehensive public school in Santa Cruz, California which originally opened in 1897 and now serves an enrollment of about 1,040 students in grades nine through twelve. It is part of the Santa Cruz City School District. The school's mascot is a cardinal.
Rey Danseco is a Filipino sports editor, journalist, television boxing commentator/host and international boxing judge. He received the Judge of the Year award in 2012 from the World Boxing Council. He was awarded the Harry Gibbs golden plate during the gala night of the 50th WBC Annual Convention at the Grand Oasis Hotel in Cancun, Mexico.
Daniel Anthony Olivas is a United States author and attorney.
Aram Saroyan is an American poet, novelist, biographer, memoirist and playwright, who is especially known for his minimalist poetry, famous examples of which include the one-word poem "lighght" and a one-letter poem comprising a four-legged version of the letter "m".
Isagani R. Cruz is a Filipino writer.
Todd Walton was born in San Francisco on October 17, 1949. He was a thespian, musician, and athlete at Woodside High School. He attended the University of California at Santa Cruz from 1967–69 and was a laborer and musician from 1969-1971. Todd lived in Santa Cruz from 1971–74, where he made his living as a musician and gardener. Todd published his first short story in 1972 in the Santa Cruz weekly Sundaz. He sold his first short story, "Willow", in 1975 to Cosmopolitan magazine.
The Harvard Law Record is an independent student-edited newspaper based at Harvard Law School. Founded in 1946, it is the oldest law school newspaper in the United States.
Joshua Furst is an American fiction writer. Born in Boulder, Colorado, he lived for much of his early life in rural Wisconsin. He studied as an undergraduate at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, receiving a BFA in Dramatic Writing in 1993 and did graduate work at The University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, from which he received an MFA with Honors in 2001.
John Brandi is an American poet and artist. San Francisco Poet Laureate Jack Hirschman has said of Brandi:
He has been an open roader for much of his life and like his two great forebears, Whitman and Neruda, has named the minute particulars, the details of his sojournings … infusing them with a whole gamut of feelings— compassionate, mischievous, loving and righteous. It's what's made his poetry one of the solid bodies of work that's emerged from the North American West since the '60s.
The Presidio Santa Cruz de Terrenate is a former Spanish military presidio, or fortress, located roughly west of the town of Tombstone, Arizona, in the United States of America.
Lynn Luria Sukenick was an American poet. She is also credited with coining the terms, "daughter centric", and "matrophobic".
Gary Eugene Young is an American poet, printer and book artist. In 2010, he was named the first ever Poet Laureate of Santa Cruz County.
David Farley is an American author and journalist.
Robert A. Rees is an educator, scholar and poet. Beginning in 1998 he was Director of Education and Humanities at the Institute of HeartMath in Boulder Creek, California. Currently, he is a Visiting Professor and Director of Mormon Studies at Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.
The First Battle of Terrenate on July 7, 1776 was a military engagement during the Spanish period of Arizona. It was fought between Spanish soldiers and Apache warriors, near the Presidio Santa Cruz de Terrenate in the present day southern Arizona.
Ned Scott was an American photographer who worked in the Hollywood film industry as a still photographer from 1935-1948. As a member of the Camera Club of New York from 1930–34, he was heavily influenced by fellow members Paul Strand and Henwar Rodakiewicz.
Ramesh Chndra Parida is a retired Professor of Chemistry, College of Basic Science and Humanities, Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar. He is an acclaimed popular science writer in Odia literature.