Description blogGabrielle Pina is an award-winning fiction writer and novelist. She won the 2002 Pacificus Foundation Literary Prize for achievement in short fiction. She published the short story, Uncommon Revelations, for the ESI Anthology which was recently re-released by Amazon Shorts. Her first novel, Bliss, grew out of her thesis project. Her second novel, Chasing Sophea, was released in 2006 and has become a book club favorite. Pina is a faculty member at the University of Southern California’s Mast
Description blogLuis served as the official Poet Laureate of Los Angeles. For Luis poetry is soul talk, a prophetic act, a powerful means to enlarge one's presence in the world.
Luis is also a novelist/memoirist/short story writer/children's book writer/essayist as well as a community & urban peace activist, mentor, healer, youth & arts advocate, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
He has 16 books in all genres (poetry, children's books, fiction, and nonfiction), incl
In 2020, Mel Donalson was invited to write a poem, “Outbreak,” and the “Afterword” for a timely anthology, entitled When the Virus Came Calling: Covid-19 Strikes America.