Our Contributors August 2009

Contributors August 2009
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Tom Bentley lives in the hinterlands of Watsonville, California, surrounded by strawberry fields and the occasional Airstream. He has run a writing and editing business out of his home for more than 10 years, giving him ample time to vacuum. He's published articles, travel pieces and fiction in places like Writer's Digest, The Los Angeles Times, Wired, the San Francisco Chronicle and many others. See his lurid website confessions at http://www.tombentley.com.

At 77, Kathe Campbell still lives her dream on a Montana mountain with her mammoth donkeys, a Keeshond, and a few kitties. Three children, eleven grands and three greats round out her herd. She is a prolific writer on Alzheimer's, and her stories are found on many ezines. Kathe is a contributing author to the Chicken Soup For The Soul series, and the Cup of Comfort series, numerous anthologies, RX for Writers, and medical journals.  kathe@wildblue.net

Sharon L. Cook is a freelance writer and cartoonist who writes a humor column (and accompanying cartoon) for The Salem News.She has recently completed a mystery based on her hometown of Gloucester, Mass. 

Claire Costello makes her home in the American Midwest. A freelance writer for more than a dozen years, she writes frequently on parenting issues and disabilities. Her work has appeared in Woman's World magazine, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, and other publications. Currently at work on a fantasy novel for young readers, she also maintains a blog on the whys and wherefores of the English language. Visit at ClairesLetterPress.blogspot.com."

Uma Girish is an award-winning writer whose features, articles and short stories have been published in seven countries. She is currently working on her first novel. Uma lives in Chicago with her husband and daughter.

William B. "Bill" Kaliher recently retired from a career in public health.
Over the past forty years his love of archeology and adventure led to his
exploring Mexico at every opportunity. Among a multitude of trips he
motorcycled Mexico solo on two occasions, the first trip in 1971. His
writing has appeared in over 250 publications from a scholarly articles on
AIDS in The World & I to archeological reporting for ClubMex Magazine to
adventure off-road travel in Sand Sports Magazine.
When his wife can't lasso him to help on her Friesian Sport Horse
farm he finds himself in constant conflict between the urge to travel or to
write. You can reach Bill at wkaliher@mindspring.com.

Laura Grace Weldon lives on a small farm with her husband and their four children. She writes for national publications about learning, sustainability and spirituality. Her book, Free Range Learning, is due out from Hohm Press in spring 2010. Every so slowly she's upgrading from her old site http://laura.writing.googlepages.com/ to her new site http://lauragraceweldon.com/  

Louise Zamparutti is a short story writer, playwright and yoga instructor.  She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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