Short Story Contest judges
Adult Story Judges
Ellen Sussman has published more than a dozen short stories
in commercial and literary magazines. For several years, she has
taught creative writing through UC Berkeley's extension program
as well as in private classes. Her first novel, "The Affair," was
published this year.
Kim Silveira Wolterbeek
Kim Silveira Wolterbeek is co-director of the Foothill College
Writer's Conference, a group of about 30 writers who gather each
June for workshops. She is also the author of "The Glass Museum,"
a collection of short stories published this year, two of which
have been broadcast on National Public Radio.
A well-known local writing teacher, Tom Parker is the author
of the best-selling "Anna, Ann, Annie" and the recent "Leadership
and the Customer Revolution," a management book written with Gary
Heil and Rick Tate. He has taught at Stanford, the University of
California extension and Foothill and Canada colleges.
Young Writers Story Judges
Cynthia Chin-Lee is the author of three children's book, the most
recent of which is "A is for the Americas," published by Orchard
Books. A Palo Alto resident and mother, she also works as a technical
writer for Oracle Corp.
Katy Obringer supervises the Children's Library, the College Terrace
branch library and children's services throughout the Palo Alto
library system. Obringer also worked as an elementary school teacher
for 10 years before joining the Children's Library.
Caryn Huberman Yacowitz
Caryn Huberman Yacowitz is the author of three books for chidlren.
Her most recent, "Pumpkin Fiesta," was published in 1998 by HarperCollins.
A Palo Alto resident, she works at the Stanford Blood Center and
has two grown children.