Jodi Angel’s first collection of short stories, The History of Vegas, was published in 2005 and was named as a San Francisco Chronicle "Best Book of 2005" as well as a Los Angeles Times Book Review "Discovery." Her work has appeared in Tin House, Zoetrope: All-Story, and the Sycamore Review, among other publications and anthologies. Her stories have received several Pushcart Prize nominations and she was selected for Special Mention in... Read More →
Val Brelinski is the author of the novel, THE GIRL WHO SLEPT WITH GOD (Viking/Penguin 2015). She is a recent Wallace Sterner Fellow and Jones Lecturer at Stanford University where she currently teaches fiction writing in the Continuing Studies Program. Her writing has been published in VQR, The Rumpus, Vogue, Salon, and The San Francisco Chronicle. She was raised in rural Idaho.
Tigh Rickman is a graduate of the Stonecoast MFA at the University of Southern Maine. His writing has appeared in The Bradford ReView, The Conium Review, The Farallon Review, Celebrities in Disgrace and in the forthcoming anthology Soap Opera Confidential from McFarland Books. His fiction has also appeared at Stories on Stage Sacramento and has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
Naomi J. Williams is co-director of Stories on Stage Davis. The author of LANDFALLS, a finalist for the NBCC John Leonard Award, and numerous short stories, one of which garnered a Pushcart Prize, she lives and teaches in Davis, CA, and is hard at work on two new books.
Anita Yu is a second-year English major at UC Davis. Her short story “Swindle” is the first story of a series of short stories called The Isolation Field. “Swindle” won the Diana Lynn Bogart Prize for Fiction. Yu is currently enrolled in ENL 100F, where she has written her second story in the series, titled “Inclusion.”