Sara McAulay, editor and design, 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 Black Warrior Review, California Quarterly, The Literary Review, North American Review, Third Coast and ZYZZYVA, among others. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for her prose. Since 1984 she has taught writing and literature at CSU Hayward, where until 9/03 she was Director of the CW Program. She is now semi-retired, a state that suits her very, very well.
In recent years she has found herself drawn strongly back to her early loves, graphic arts and sculpture. When not writing, or reading her students' writing, she can often be found creating Photoshop graphics for Tattoo Highway, working with fused glass, or welding rusty washing-machine drums onto the hoods of junked cars.
All things considered, she would just as soon travel as breathe. In July, 2003, she realized a lifelong dream to watch the sun come up on Machu Picchu.