Short Story Contest judges
Adult and Young 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.
Children and Teen Story Judges
Caryn Huberman Yacowitz
Caryn Huberman Yacowitz is the author of three books for children.
Her most recent, "Pumpkin Fiesta," was published last
year by HarperCollins. A Palo Alto resident, she works at the Stanford
Blood Center and has two grown children.
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 and an elementary and school librarian for five years
before joining the Children's Library.
Nancy Etchemendy's fiction and poetry for children and adults appears
regularly in various magazines and anthologies, both in the U.S.
and abroad. Her fourth novel, "The Power of Un," was published
by Front Street/ Cricket books in March 2000. Her work has earned
a number of awards, including two Bram Stoker Awards for children's
horror, and a Golden Duck Award for excellence in children's science
fiction. She lives and works in Northern California where her days
are enlivened by an excitable terrier, a cat given to scientific
experimentation, her husband, Stanford Provost John Etchemendy,
their son Max, and two Hondas with secret names. For further details,