Janet Lee Carey

Janet Lee Carey says she has been writing “ever since I could hold a pencil between my stubby little fingers. But the longer answer is I began writing poetry in grade 8. That’s when I fell in love with the music of the language. Poetry and journal writing eventually led …

Dia Calhoun

Dia Calhoun grew up in Seattle, Washington, where she studied ballet for many years. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Mills College with a double major in English and Book Arts. Calhoun returned to Seattle to build a successful career as a freelance lettering and logo artist. Her most visible …

Jeff Burlingame

Jeff Burlingame lost one of the most prestigious awards on the planet to former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (but won the same award the following year!) and has spoken with some of the most famous people in the world. Even so, Jeff still spends most of his time (and …

Royce Buckingham

I grew up in Richland on Saint Street, went to Sacajawea Elementary, Hanford Junior High, and Hanford High School. I caught lizards and scorpions in the desert past the gas station at the west end of Saint. I swam in the Lynwood Loop pool, jumped off of the Port of …

Frank Beddor

Frank Beddor had scaled the heights of professional skiing (as a two-time freestyle world champion) and filmmaking (as producer of the 1998 hit “There’s Something About Mary” – not to mention being a stuntman and actor) before deciding to become an author (of the New York Times best seller “The …

Mary Jane Beaufrand

Mary Jane Beaufrand is the author of Primavera and The River, and several short stories. She has an MFA in creative writing from Bennington College. She lives with her husband, two kids, drooling Saint Bernard, and wussy Basset hound in Seattle, Washington. 2011 Cavalcade workshop: Write Your Heart Out This …

Jonathan Auxier

Jonathan Auxier (pronounced “ox-ee-AY”) is an author, illustrator, and former yo-yo champion (this last part is true). He is allergic to almost all fruit. Pretty much every dog he meets tries to bite him. Jonathan recently wrote a book called Peter Nimble & His Fantastic Eyes, which is about a …

Alma Alexander

Alma A. Hromic (who now writes as Alma Alexander) was born in 1963 in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, on the shores of the river Danube. Her father’s employment with international aid agencies meant that the family spent twenty years living in various countries in Africa, including Zambia, Swaziland, and South Africa. …