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Karen Dale

Monica Dascal
Carol Delockroy
Robert Demaree

Rance Denton
Matthew Dexter
Mira Doria
Stephen Drage

William Drury
Robert Regis Dvorak
Barbara Eaves
Julie Eller

David Francis
Wendy Freborg

 

Jackie Gairaud
Margaret Gaynes
Jeff Gerstenfeld
Phillip Ghee
Daniela Gitlin

Josh Goller
Antonio Graceffo

Thelma Gray

Joe Greco
Martin Green
Robert Greenspan

Karen Dale
Travel essay:
A Yosemite Adventure for Non-Campers, Driving Mexico,
Puerto Penasco, Sonora,
Movie reviews: 2010 Movies, 2011 Movies
Biography: Karen Dale, MSW, is a Silicon Valley resident and an investigative reporter for Clever Magazine. In her spare time she goes to movies and writes movie reviews for Clever. Thanks, Karen!

Monica Dascal
Essay:
February Marilyn
Biography:
Monica says: I've enjoyed writing since I was about ten. Growing up, I got to fly around the world, aboard a well known Arabian airline. I love SF and Fantasy literature and movies, and spend my free time learning how to become a professional writer.

Carol Delockroy
Travel essay:
Costa Rica Journal, The Kingdom of Thailand
Biography: Carol is a semi-retired educator, as well as a wife and mother of two grown sons, a bridge player, and avid traveler.

Robert Demaree
Travel essay:
Seeing the Southwest, Southwest, Part II, Part III
Biography: I retired from school administration in 2001 and keep up a long-standing interest in writing. My essays and poems have appeared in approximately 80 academic and literary publications.

Rance Denton
Fiction:
Six Dollars
Biography:
Rance lives in Baltimore, Maryland.  His usual diet consists of rocks, porcupines, and human teeth.  His work has shown up in Anobium as well as in various academic journals.  When he's not feeling very courteous, he blogs at http://www.rddenton.com. 

Matthew Dexter
Fiction:
Free Admission with Children
Biography:
Matthew lives in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Like the nomadic Pericú natives before him, he survives on a hunter-gatherer subsistence diet of shrimp tacos, smoked marlin, cold beer, and warm sunshine.

Mira Doria
Travel essay:
Tunis
Biography:
Mira writes poetry, short and long fiction, occasionally academic and other articles. An art school graduate, she has been fascinated by the possibilities of photography since saving for her first camera at the age of 16. Spends much of her time travelling and observing.

Aaron Dorman
Travel essay:
A Bad Start in Barcelona
Biography:
Aaron is an aspiring writer and English teacher currently living in Jeju-do, South Korea, and  originally from New York.

Stephen R. Drage
Essay:
Junk Mail
Biography:
Stephen is a freelance author, entrepreneur and award winning public speaker. He is the Author of the popular Mud Lane series. Stephen grew up in England but now lives in Atlanta, GA.

Robert Regis Dvorák
Art Exhibits:
Yosemite: a virtual art class
Essay: Teacher, Artist, Traveler
Biography: Robert is a painter who presents workshops on drawing and watercolor painting.  He teaches watercolor and drawing workshops in Yosemite and classes at the Art Activities Center there.  He has authored four books on drawing including: Drawing Without Fear, Experiential Drawing, The Magic of Drawing, and The Pocket Drawing Book.  His paintings and films are in major corporate, museum and private collections. 

Barbara Eaves
Essay:
Diary of a Dogsled Owner
Biography: In addition to being Clipper's sidekick, Barbara Elliott Eaves is also a wife, mother, and community volunteer. When she wears her professional hat, Barbara is at the helm of Sum People Agency, a bureau of outstanding professional speakers and guest experts.

Julie Eller
Fiction, short story:
A Typical Thursday
Biography:
I work as a medical transcriptionist in a trauma center in Seattle. I've been writing seriously for three years, have one full-length novel being reviewed by a major publisher at this time, and another manuscript nearly completed.

David Francis
Fiction:
Best Jukebox in Town
Biography:
David has produced three albums of songs, one of poems, and ALWAYS/FAR, a chapbook of lyrics and drawings.His poems and stories have appeared in a number of US and UK magazines. http://davidfrancismusic.com 

Wendy Freborg
Essay:
North Dakota on my Mind
Biography:
Wendy is a former editor and retired social worker living in Sonoma County, California. She has one husband and one son, enough friends, too many doctors and a volunteer job that requires petting puppies. Ingenue Magazine published one of her poems in 1964.  More recent credits include Big River Poetry Review, Vox Poetica, Our Day’s Encounter, and Brevity.

Jackie Gairaud
Fiction:
A Boy and his cat
Biography:
Jackie has been friends with cats since she was a little girl. They have sat beside her as she writes and reads all sorts of things ever since.

Margaret Gaynes
Travel Essay:
A Visit to Wisconsin
Biography:
Margaret visits Wisconsin annually because that's where her relatives are. She much prefers the northern California weather where she enjoys hand weaving, jewelry-making, and creating collages, some of which are inspired by Wisconsin.

Phillip Ghee
Travel:
The Arizona Bicycle Adventure, The Guatemala Volcano Adventure
Fiction: Broadus

Biography:
Phillip is a self-described gypsy and sometimes Pharmacy Technician. He usually calls Venice Beach home but has been known to live in many cities throughout the country. What make his stories uncommon are their humorous, sometimes mystical, and sometimes there aspect of self-discovery in the face of real or imagined conflict.

Daniela Gitlin
Essay:
'Tis the Season
Biography:
Daniela is a shrink by day, writer by night, and human all the time. She blogs at shrinkunwrapped.com.

Josh Goller
Film Essays:
Josh is Clever's film reviewer
Biography:
Josh sprouted on Wisconsin soil but prefers the gloom and damp of the Pacific Northwest. He currently resides in Oregon where he writes fiction and is pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing.

Antonio Graceffo
Essay:
   No Such Thing as Bad Publicity, Road to Siem Reap, Language Learning, Muslim Fishermen of Phang Nga, Thailand,Trees for the Philippines, An Ambassador for my country
Biography:
Antonio is an American travel author and adventurer, living in Asia. He immerses himself in the culture of the countries and people he writes about. Antonio speaks Chinese, Khmer, Spanish, Italian, German, French, and some Thai. Now he is learning Korean. He spends his time living with tribes, learning martial arts, fighting, making movies, climbing mountains, learning languages and doing adventure sports. He is also a frequent guest on radio and TV talk shows. 

As a professional speaker, in 2006, Antonio reached the semi-finals of the World Championships of Public Speaking. Antonio’s writing has appeared in hundreds of magazines and websites around the world. He has four books available on amazon.com. Find out more about Antonio, listen to radio interview or speeches at his website

Contact him antonio@speakingadventure.com. Currently, Antonio is seeking an agent and new publisher for his Cambodian adventure book, “Discovering the Khmers.” Find out more about Antonio on wikipedia!

Thelma Gray
Travel essay:
An Elderhostel trip to Santa Fe: Cheap Adventures for those over 55
Biography:
Thelma does research work for the government and lives in McLean, Virginia. She is married with three grown children, and hopes to spend more time traveling in the future. A native Oregonian, she has been in the Washington, DC, area since President Eisenhower’s era, and that’s a long time.

Joe Greco
Fiction:
Guilty Pleasures

Biography: Joe is a Northern California lawyer and writer. His short stories have appeared in 34th Parallel, Emprise Review, Bartleby Snopes, Dog Oil Press, and FictionDaily.

Martin Green
Fiction:
  The Rational Man, The Innocent Man, A Friend for Life, The Untouchable Politician,
The Avenger, First Date, The Last Agenda Item, Lunches, The Election, Home Invasion, The Bicycle,
The Magic Racket, Violet, Kvetching
Travel: Discovery of Monument Valley, Observing Maui, Observations of Ireland, Torremolinas and Spain's Costa del Sol
Biography:
Martin is a retiree/free-lance writer living in Roseville, CA. He stopped counting journalistic pieces in local & senior papers at 400 & has just had his 200th story published online.  He has one wife (of almost 44 years), three sons, four grandchildren & two cats.

Robert Greenspan
Fiction:
Dr. Glazer is Needed, A Man in Demand

Biography: Bob worked for the Dept. of Justice for 36 years, and also managed during that period to appear in many local community theater productions, which kept him in touch with the imaginative life. He's retired now, living in Reston, Virginia, writing short stories, and loving it.