Gerald W. Haslam
Gerald W. Haslam, called the “quintessential California writer” by critic David Peck, won the Western Literature Association’s 1999 Distinguished Achievement Award for his lifetime contribution to letters. His books previously earned a Commonwealth Club Medal, a Josephine Miles Prize, the Benjamin Franklin Award, as well as honors from the Bay Area Book Reviewers’ Association.


Richard B. Seymour
Semi-retired after 32 years as an executive with the Haight Ashbury Free Clinics of San Francisco, Richard Seymour is on the Steering Committee of Sausalito Village, a community effort to help the elderly stay in their homes. An editor of the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs and author of books and articles on community and substance abuse treatments, he is currently writing a series of mystery novels taking place in exotic locales.


Dan Helix
Dan Helix retired from the U.S. Army as a major general in 1989, after 41 years of active and reserve duty. He served in combat during the Korean War as a platoon leader and rifle company commander, then worked with Army Intelligence in Japan. In civilian life, he has served as mayor of Concord, California, and as a director of the Bay Area Rapid Transit District representing Contra Costa County.


Clark S. Sturges
Clark Sturges taught English and film at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California, for 32 years. Along with Dr. Dave his books include A Strategy for Writing, Witnesses, and Saying It Straight: Writing by Ordinary People. He has degrees from Stanford University and San Francisco State University.

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