JAN BUSCHO is an award-winning graphic designer and ﬁne artist. She was Marketing Director for Theatre on the Square in San Francisco and has worked in marketing and communications for several educational institutions. Currently, she is devoting her time to oil painting, focusing on landscapes of Marin and compositions inspired by her garden. Jan is an active member in the Marin arts community and participates in the yearly Marin Open Studios and has been selected to show work in the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival as well as in many bay area juried shows. A former resident of Squaw Valley, she has served on the Board for more than 30 years.
Max Byrd is the author of detective novels and historical novels, and several scholarly books about 18th-century literature. A former teacher at Yale and the University of California, Davis, Byrd is a winner of the Shamus Award for detective fiction, and the former President of the Board of the Community of Writers. He writes often for the New York Times Book Review and other journals. His more recent novels are The Sixth Conspirator and Pont Neuf. https://www.maxbyrdbooks.com/
Joanne Meschery has published short stories, essays, and the novels, In A High Place, A Gentleman’s Guide to the Frontier, which was a PEN/Faulkner finalist, and Home and Away. She is also the author of a book of nonfiction, Truckee. Selwa Press has published two of her novels as ebooks. Her fiction is featured in the 40th Anniversary Anthology of Cutbank Magazine, 2013. She teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Sierra Nevada College.