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Author Roster


Michael D. Kelleher is the internationally acclaimed author/scholar of Profiling the Lethal Employee, Murder Most Rare: the Female Serial Killer and When Good Kids Kill.  His publishing house credits include Random House, Dell and the Greenwood Publishing Group.  Kelleher’s work has appeared in the country’s top dailies, including the Washington Post, the New York Times and the San Francisco Examiner.  He is a frequent guest on radio and television and has appeared on national news programs such as 20/20.


Michael J. Vaughn grew up the son of a Navy pilot; his family wandered the country from Maine to Hawaii and eventually settled in Sunnyvale, California.  He has a journalism degree from San Jose State, where he also sang tenor in the college choir, often in professional performances with the San Jose Symphony.

Vaughn has six published novels, and his poetry and short stories have appeared in more than forty literary journals.  He has had residencies at Wyoming’s Ucross Foundation, Georgia’s Hambidge Center and southern California’s Dorland Mountain Colony, and has worked as publicity director at the Montalvo Center for the Arts in Saratoga, California.

Vaughn has been an opera and theater critic for twenty years, writing for San Jose’s Metro and the Tacoma News-Tribune.  He’s an avid softball player, karaoke-phile, and rock drummer, and spent many years painting houses as a day job.  He alternates residencies between Tacoma, Washington and San Jose, California.


Marty Gallanter is a retired nonprofit executive currently working as a VISTA volunteer at Augustana College in Sioux Falls.  He has been a published writer for more than thirty years and has the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun, Parade Magazine and TV Guide among his long list of credits.  He is currently working on two novels, one of which is a sequel to A LITTLE LOWER THAN THE ANGELS.


Lionel Rolfe’s books define the mecca that is Los Angeles culture. He is the author of the unforgettable reflections FAT MAN ON THE LEFT: Four Decades in the Underground, IN SEARCH OF LITERARY L.A. and LITERARY L.A. And he co-authored BREAD AND HYACINTHS: The Rise and Fall of Utopian Los Angeles. Various writings were anthologized in Unknown California, Classic and Contemporary Writing on California Culture, Society, And Politics (Macmillan 1985), and On Bohemia: The Code of the Self-Exiled (Transaction/Rutgers 1990).

Rolfe has been working full time as a journalist since the age of 20. He spent the late '60s wandering the Golden State as a newspaperman for small dailies and weeklies. Since then, his writing has appeared frequently in the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, and the Los Angeles Reader. For ten years he was the editor of the B'nai Brith Messenger, the second oldest newspaper in Los Angeles. He’s also worked as a staff writer for the Los Angeles Free Press, a police beat reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle and an editor at Psychology Today.

His life and exploits have been profiled in the Los Angeles Times Magazine and other periodicals across the country. And many of his writings are collected in the American Literature special collection at the University of Southern California’s Doheny Library.


Broadway Broadcaster, Talk Show Host, Newspaper Columnist, Long Haul Truck Driver. Bill Schmalfeldt has worn all of these hats and more. His first published novel, " the people..." was amazingly written in part behind the wheel of a semi truck he drove between radio gigs. Those days of feast and famine are long gone now, as Bill appears as Bill Matthews as he wakes up the Wisconsin northwoods every morning as host on Good Time Oldies, B-93 in Rhinelander.


John Ouellet is currently a Supervisory Special Agent with the FBI in Detroit, Michigan and a former US Army Infantry officer. 


Lisa Reynolds is a Marriage and Family Therapist in Northwestern Connecticut.  She is also an adjunct professor in the Psychology Department at the university level and a mom to three daughters, one big rescue dog and a guinea pig.


Timothy Gager is the author of eight books of short fiction and poetry.  He hosts the Dire Literary Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts every month and is the co-founder of Somerville News Writers Festival.  His work has appeared in dozens of journals and periodicals, and he has had over 200 works of fiction and poetry published since 2007 (of which, eight have been nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize).

A graduate of the University of Delaware, Timothy lives in Dedham, Massachusetts and is employed as a social worker.

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