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Contributors, Hot Flashes

Kathryn Jo Abajian

Kathryn Jo Abajian teaches writing and literature in the frequently foggy San Francisco Bay Area, where she has lived since the early 1970s. Whenever possible, Kathryn travels to warmer climates where palm branches and romance tremble in tropical breezes. Her travel and memoir essays have been published on Salon.com and in the San Francisco Chronicle […]

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Pamela Alma Bass

Pamela Alma Bass earned her MFA in creative writing at the University of San Francisco. “Sleeping with Angels” and “Butterfly” are excerpts from her novel in progress. Pamela’s non-fiction appears in the humor anthology I Should Have Gone Home. Pamela teaches writing at The Writing Salon and Berkeley Extension in San Francisco. She lives with […]

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Marianne Betterly-Kohn

When Marianne Betterly-Kohn isn’t cooking gourmet food, hip-hop dancing, or writing essays and poetry, she’s teaching her son the rules of grammar and life. Her poetry received an award in the Dancing Poetry Festival, 2005. She lives in Kensington, California, with her son, Jack.

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Jane Hardwidge

Jane Hardwidge was born and raised in England. She studied French and English Literature at the University of Exeter, lived in Paris, and worked in publishing and television in London before moving to northern California in 2000. Jane lives in San Rafael with her husband and their three children.

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Ann Harrington

Ann Harrington was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and spent her adult life in San Francisco where she raised three sons. She has recently begun to share her sensual and intimate work with a wider audience. Her stories have appeared in The Bay Club Sandwich and the Compassionate Friends Newsletter. Ann lives in Marin County, California.

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Michael James

After a distinguished career in carpentry, Michael James decided to pursue another craft, although still works with processed wood, a.k.a. paper. He he is currently working on an erotic mystery set in a Pacific Heights Victorian. James writes daily and raises free-range dust bunnies when not traveling the globe doing research for his erotic fiction.

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Anjin Jaymes

Anjin Jaymes lives in northern California, where she goes through 80 pounds of birdseed a month. She owns Kodiac Arts, LLC, and works as a graphic designer.

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Amanda Jones

A peripatetic native of New Zealand, Amanda Jones is a freelance writer and photographer whose work has appeared in Vogue, Town & County, Travel & Leisure, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle and the London Sunday Times. Her short stories have appeared in several literary travel anthologies. Amanda now lives in Northern California […]

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Kathleen McClung

Kathleen McClung is a poet, essayist, and fiction writer whose work has appeared in Poetry Northwest, Hawaii Pacific Review, off our backs, and other journals. Winner of awards from the Academy of American Poets and the National Society of Arts and Letters, she has been a managing editor for small presses and has taught college […]

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Colleen McFerrin

Colleen McFerrin is a native Californian and has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area most of her life. She started writing poetry at an early age, then turned her attention to music, theater arts, and travel. Today she writes poetry and short stories, and is learning to play the fiddle. She is a realtor […]

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