Short Story Contest Judges
Adult and Young Adult Story Judges
A well-known local writing teacher, Tom Parker is the author of
the best-selling "Anna, Ann, Annie" and the recent "Leadership
and 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 community colleges.
Ellen Sussman's novel, "On a Night Like This," published
this year by Warner Books, was a San Francisco Chronicle Best Seller
and has been translated into six other languages. She teaches private
writing classes on the Peninsula.
Mike Nagler is the co-editor of the short-story anthologies "Stolen
Moments" and "Wives and Husbands." He has taught
fiction writing and film history at Canada College in Redwood City
for nine years.
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, surf to http://www.sff.net/people/etchemendy.
Caryn Huberman Yacowitz is the award-winning author of 11 books
for young people, including "Pumpin Fiesta" and "The
Jade Stone, A Chinese Folktale." Her titles include
a non-fiction series about Native American Tribes for Heinemann
Library. Her musical play, entitled "JEANS! An Historical Folk
Musical!" was premiered recently in Saxtons River, Vermont. The
play, co-written with playwright Diane Claerbout and lyricist Enid
Davis, enjoyed rave reviews calling it "an endearingly vibrant
tale of transcontinental courage and entrepreneurial spirit". She
teaches writing at City College of San Francisco and Santa Clara
University and is a manuscript consultant.
tips and publishing information, surf to www.carynyacowitz.com
Katy Obringer spent 22 years with the Palo Alto library system, which included serving as the supervisor of Palo Alto's Children's Library. Obringer also worked as an elementary school teacher for 10 years and an elementary and school librarian for five years. Her love of introducing children to books continues in her retirement.