meet the authors. . .

Mary F. Burns is the author of Portraits of an Artist,  is a member of and book reviewer for the Historical Novel Society and a member of the HNS Conference board of directors. Her debut historical novel J-The Woman Who Wrote the Bible was published in 2010 by O-Books (John Hunt Publishers, UK).  She has also written two cozy mysteries in a series titled The West Portal Mysteries (The Lucky Dog Lottery and The Tarot Card Murders) which take place in an old-fashioned neighborhood of San Francisco, and feature amateur detective Cynthia Montrose and her lovable English bulldogs Roscoe and Kiwi. Her next book is Issac and Ishmael, a novel using the story of Genesis, which will be out this fall.

been published in The Sand Hill Review (2007, 2010) for which she served as guest fiction editor in 2008. She has also published short stories in Fault Zone: Words from the Edge, Fault Zone: Stepping Up to the Edge andthe anthology The Times They Were a Changin'.

Elise Frances Miller  is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and holds a Master’s degree in Art History from UCLA. Elise's wide-ranging career includes high school and college teacher, arts critic and reviewer, and communi-cations director at San Diego State University and Stanford University. She wrote in the arts for the Los Angeles Times, Art News, The Reader, and San Diego Magazine, for which she wrote a monthly column.  Her short stories have

Marty Sorensenis the co-founder along with Janice Dabney of The Sand Hill Review (so named because of the location of SLAC where they both worked at the time). The Sand HIll Review has been published yearly for the past fifteen years. Marty is also the co-founder  of The Sand Hill Review Press (SHRP). He is the editor of The Best of Sand Hill Review and now it's time to release his novel Window on Pike Place.

James Hannawandered Australia for seven years before settling on a career in criminal justice. He spent 20 years as a counselor in the Indiana Department of Corrections  and is presently aprobation officer in San Francisco where he is assigned to a domestic violence and stalking unit. James' short stories have appeared in Old Crow Review, Sandhills Review, Edge City Review, Eclipse, Fault Zone, Empty Sink and The Sand Hill Review. Three of his stories were nominated for the Pushcart Prize.  The Siege is James' first published novel.

Jessica Rosenbergis a mother, a writer, and the creator of the popular blog where she got her writing start. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, their two daughters, and their cat, Axl. She writes a regular column for a local parenting magazine and has been published all over the web. When she's not busy writing or parenting, she doles out social media networking advice to her many consulting clients. Aloha Also Means Goodbye is her first novel.