Dr. Thelma T. Reyna
Dr. Thelma T. Reyna has received multiple national awards for her work. Her first book, The Heavens Weep for Us and Other Stories (2009), won 4 national honors. Her two other poetry books – Breath & Bone (2011) and Hearts in Common (2013) – were deemed semi-finalists in national poetry chapbook competitions. Both anthologies she edited won national book honors. See the "Our Books" section of this site.
Dr. Reyna served as the Poet Laureate of the Altadena (CA) Library District in 2014-2016. Her poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have appeared in literary journals, anthologies, textbooks, regional media, and blogs for over 20 years. Dr. Reyna is Chief Editor and Publisher of Golden Foothills Press. Her new book, her seventh, is forthcoming in early 2018.
All her books are available through amazon.com as well as from this website.
Victor Cass is the author of several books, including the well-received novels Love, Death, and Other War Stories and Telenovela, which was a "Top 10 Best Reviewed Books" on the literary blog, "Living La Vida Latina." His newest novel, Black Widow Bitches, has won 4 national book awards in less than one year. Cass’ short stories, articles, editorials, and essays have appeared in If&When, Arroyo Monthly Magazine, Mexican War Journal, Pasadena Weekly, Pasadena Star-News and other publications.
Cass was born in Kingsville, Texas but was raised in his hometown of Pasadena, California. He grew up in Pasadena's Armenian neighborhood, East Washington Village, and graduated from John Muir High School. He is also an Eagle Scout from Pasadena's historic Troop 4. Victor received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (Awarded with Honors) from Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, and his Master of Arts Degree from American Military University, in Manassas Park, Virginia.
Cass has worked as an advertising art director in New York, and is a decorated, 24-year veteran police officer serving in various capacities within the police force. His first book was a non-fiction history of his department, Pasadena Police Department: A Photohistory, 1877-2000. This was followed by his first novel, Love, Death, and Other War Stories, based, in part, on some of his experiences as a street cop.
Victor's books are available through amazon.com as well as from his website, at www.VictorCass.com