Betsy J. Green, who writes the “Way Back When” series of books about the history of Santa Barbara – one year at a time. She focuses on interesting and humorous events that happened here a century ago.
Nate Streeper, who has lived in Santa Barbara for twenty-six years and loves being a part of this community. His tongue-in-cheek science fiction novel, Murder on the Orion Express, can be found in the public library; his short stories can be found in the Santa Barbara Literary Journal. You can visit his humorous epiphanic blog at natestreeper.com.
Rick Sawyer, who is an author, poet & local real estate broker. He has published three books: Wildcatting: the Hills of Kettleman, Within the Shells, and a Bee's Eye View. Rick also hosts the annual Earth Day Authors and Poets event in Montecito. More Info at www.ricksawyer.com
Gary Delanoeye, who is the author of 3 books: Checking in at the Crowbar Hotel, Letters from the Outs, and Clean Shorts. These are works of fiction and often humorous! Gary is a faculty member at Antioch University in Santa Barbara and lives in Carpinteria.
Sue Perry, who writes fiction of all lengths and most genres. She published a novel long ago and has only recently resumed writing after wandering through far-flung careers including low-budget television producer and disaster scientist. A Carpinterian, she blogs at sueperryauthor.com.
Jeanine Kitchel, a former journalist, wrote non-fiction before branching into writing narco noir thrillers. She founded a bookstore in southern Mexico in the late 1990s, and the venture became the catalyst for writing about Mexico cartels and the damage they inflicted on her adopted homeland. As one reviewer said of Wheels Up—A Novel of Drugs, Cartels and Survival, “It has enough adventure packed into its fast-moving pages to satisfy the most ravenous armchair thrill seeker.” Visit her website at www.jeaninekitche.com.