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​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. 
Dr. Reyna is the Poet Laureate of the Altadena (CA) Library District 2014-2016, Dr. Reyna's 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.

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Victor Cass

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 Living La Vida Latina. His newest novel, Black Widow Bitches, is being published by Golden Foothills Press. 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, 23-year veteran police officer/Field Training Officer (FTO). 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.

Cass's second novel, Telenovela, was featured at the Latino Book and Family Fun Festival at Cal State Los Angeles in 2010.

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