Sara McAulay
Sara McA grew up in Virginia but has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for most of her adult life. She is the author of three novels and numerous works of short fiction and nonfiction. Her work has appeared in Arroyo Literary Review, Black Warrior Review, California Quarterly, The Literary Review, Lodestar Quarterly, North American Review, Third Coast and ZYZZYVA, among others. She was the featured writer in the Summer '08 issue of riverbabble. "Raptors," a chapbook of very short prose pieces, is forthcoming from Pandemonium Press.

Sara has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for her prose. From 1984 to 2008 she taught creative writing and literature at CSU East Bay (formerly CSU Hayward), where until 9/03 she was Director of the CW Program. She is now retired, a state that suits her very, very well.

In recent years she has taken up the sport of dog agility. Kelpie-mix Miko is mostly retired, but Aussie-Border Collie Moxie is still very much in the game, with baby (3/13) Aussie Joyo waiting in the wings. Sky the cat thinks they are all completely crazy.

Sara has two grandchildren in Portland OR, and a step-granddaughter near enough for frequent visits. And after 21 years together she and her partner have made honest women of each other at last. Thank you, SCOTUS!