Our Authors


Bob Alonzi is a Certified Advanced Rolfer who has been in private practice in Santa Monica, California for 30 years. His interests in sports and physical activity have led him to take special interest in athletic and traumatic injuries along with injury prevention and rehabilitation. Bob has worked with professional and recreational athletes from many different sports in addition to aerialists, cyclists, gymnasts, modern and classical dancers. Bob’s approach to his practice demonstrates a high level of professionalism, clinical knowledge and client sensitivity.

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I-Stretch and Strengthen grew out of a need to provide clients with a simple and basic exercise routine to help build flexibility, core strength and … (read more)

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Catherine Auman, LMFT


Catherine Auman, LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist) is a spiritual psychotherapist and the Director of The Transpersonal Counseling Center in Los Angeles, California. She has advanced training in traditional psychology as well as the wisdom traditions. Catherine’s writings have been published in journals, magazines, and books in the US, Finland, and Norway. She has a BA in Literature and a Certificate in Creative Writing from Berkeley City College.


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JERRY_G_4_GT_WEBJerry Garcia is a poet, photographer and filmmaker from Los Angeles, California. He has been a producer and editor of television commercials, documentaries and motion picture previews. His poetry has been seen in various journals and anthologies including, Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond, Coiled Serpent Anthology, The Chiron Review, Askew and his chapbook Hitchhiking with the Guilty. He is a past director of the Valley Contemporary Poets and former President of Beyond Baroque’s board of trustees in Venice California. Jerry lives with his wife Becky and their poetic dog Japhy.

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A: On Summer Solstice Road is a collection of poems rooted in mid-twentieth century America and expands from that era of disruption … (read more)

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Sandra GiedemanSandra Sloss Giedeman is a poet, short story writer, and past president of the Orange County Chapter of PEN. Her work has appeared in various journals including “Poetry,” “The Cortland Review,” and “Critic.” She’s the winner of the Mudfish Poetry Prize awarded by Charles Simic and a Pushcart Prize nomination. She was also a finalist in the Salem College Poetry competition, The Nob Hill PEN Women Literary competition, the Mississippi Valley Poetry competition and the New Orleans poetry competition judged by Andre Codrescu. An evening of her short stories was performed at the Beverly Hills New Short Fiction series. She lives in Southern California.

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A: “In This Hour,” is the culmination of several years of writing, submitting and publishing in literary journals… (read more)

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LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/sandy-giedeman/a/205/326


cynthia gregoryCynthia Gregory is an award winning author of short stories. Her work has received recognition by Writers Digest, Glimmer Train, the Mark Twain Short Fiction Prize, The Sun, the Briar Cliff Review, Santa Barbara Review, The Ear, and Central PA. She is author and editor of the blog Persephones Step Sisters, and contributes a monthly book review to The Clayton Pioneer. She has taught writing for Rabbit Hill Writers, Web Del Sol, and University of Phoenix. Cynthia has a BA from Gonzaga University, and an MFA, creative writing from Mills College. She lives in California’s Napa Valley with her rescue puppy, Winston, and dreams of the wild river valleys of the Pacific Northwest.

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A:  Journaling as Sacred Practice is the aggregate wisdom of journaling that I collected over a period of twenty years. There are… (read more)

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LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/Cynthia-Gregory-MFA
Twitter: www.twitter.com/sephssalon
Blog: www.persephonesstepsisters.com



Holly Prado has been a member of the LA literary community since the early 1970s. Her eleventh book, Oh,Salt/Oh,Desiring Hand, was published in 2013. Her books include poetry, prose-poetry, a novel, two novellas. She has taught creative writing for many years, both privately and in the Master of Professional Writing Program at USC, where she taught poetry for twenty years. Prado is the recipient of the 2016 George Drury Smith Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry, presented annually by Beyond Baroque Literary Foundation in honor of its founder, George Drury Smith. The critic Robert Peters wrote, “Her writing is done, metaphorically speaking, with a unique, knife-sharp edge. Prado is both passionate and visionary.”

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A: In 2013, I started writing Really Truly because I was interested in “story.” What is story? For me, I found that it isn’t anything like plot but, instead, develops … (read more)

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margaret drewry walshMargaret Drewry Walsh has been published previously in Guideposts, Poetry Motel, JJournal and timestimes3. Her work has garnered attention from Kalliope: A Journal of Women’s Literature and Art as well as Glimmer Train where her short story “Linkhorn Bay” was awarded an honorable mention. A former Los Angeles high school English teacher, she has taught writing at the Youth Policy Institute and for the Los Angeles Police Department. Along with former school board president Roberta Weintraub, Walsh founded a writing and educational support program located at LAPD’s Ahmanson Recruit Training Center. Currently, she lives in the San Bernardino Mountains.

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Although I’ve been writing for many, many years and have had my work published in various journals and magazines, Rim of the World Highway is my first book. It is a … (read more)

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