About the Author

Thelma T. Reyna is the national award-winning author of 4 books:

  • a short story collection, The Heavens Weep for Us and Other Stories, recipient of 5 national literary awards;
  • the poetry chapbook, Breath & Bone, which was a semifinalist in a national poetry chapbook competition;
  • Hearts in Common, her second chapbook, also selected as a semifinalist in a chapbook competition;
  • Rising, Falling, All of Us, a full-length poetry collection, which was a Finalist in a book award competition (see GoldenFoothillsPress.com for a list of other honors for this book).

As Poet Laureate of the Altadena Library District in 2014-2016, Dr. Reyna was Editor of the Altadena Poetry Review: Anthology 2015, a collection of 105 poems by 60 Southern California poets; as well as Editor of the 2016 Altadena Anthology, which includes 132 poems by 86 distinguished California poets.  Both of these books were honored as “Recommended Books” by the US Review of Books in their years of publication.

Dr. Reyna’s work has been published in literary journals, anthologies, textbooks, blogs, regional print media, and other sources off and on for over 20 years. For a bibliography of her publications, see “Publications” above.

She is the founder and owner of the small indie Golden Foothills Press, based in Pasadena, CA; and of a writing consultancy, The Writing Pros. Her press was established in 2014 and focuses on publishing the literary books of talented culturally diverse authors. Visit her publishing website at www.GoldenFoothillsPress.com and her editorial website at www.TheWritingPros.com . (Click on the link above for Golden Foothills Press to go directly to our site.)