Francesca G. Varela, a graduate of show:tell, Marylhurst's summer camp for teen writers and artists, published her first novel in 2014.
Department of English Literature & Writing
MA, California State University, Chico
BA, University of California, Los Angeles
Genre Writing: Short Stories
Survey of American Literature: Origins to Present
Native American Literature and Culture
Introduction to Cultural Studies
Colonial & Post-Colonial Literature
Excellence in Academic Service & Teaching, Marylhurst University (2013)
A 19th-century Americanist and textual scholar by academic training, John Caruso has studied literature at UCLA, CSU Chico and University of Washington. As a fiction writer, his short stories have been published in a wide variety of print magazines and anthologies, including Shroud, Dark Discoveries and Harvest Hill, as well as at online e-zines such as Flash Fiction Offensive and Fires on the Plain. His crime novel entitled The Lawn Job is currently seeking a publisher while he works on a collection of interlinked western noir tales.