Deb Atwood (TH staff, prose) earned a B.A. at CSU Hayward and an M.F.A. at Saint Mary's College.

She received the Agnes Butler Scholarship for Excellence in Fiction and was awarded first place in the Robert V. Williams Memorial Contest. Her work has appeared in Tattoo Highway and Tales of Academic Survival. She currently tutors writing at CSUH. Her interests include quiltmaking and learning Korean.