Melissa Osborne/Lyrica  is a writer and the creator of Lyricalworks, a product of her dreamtime. Lyrica is both her muse and the name of her business, a sole proprietorship, founded in 1995 to explore the frontiers of communication and creativity.

She earned an M.A. in English Literature at Texas A&M University; however, the real work began when she put pen to paper to write her first poems many years later. Completely in the dark creatively, she decided to uncover what she had been missing all along.

She continues to write for business and technical clients, while adding her voice to the changing landscape of education and publishing. Write her at

Barbara Ann StanleyBarbara Ann Stanley  is a native San Diego artist. "Unhinged" is part of a nine-piece oil pastel series, "The Awakening," which was exhibited at The Writing Center, San Diego in 1996. She is currently completing a second series. She can be reached at

Don Barnett was born and raised in California. He studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and is now following his craft in the Pacific Northwest. Primarily a digital Illustrator and painter, Don has always been fascinated with the marine environment and is an avid Scuba diver.  The Cachalot image is a good example of his storybook style. Don's interest in children's book art continues to grow with the arrival of his new daughter Emma Jewell. He can be reached at, or visit Buglight, his web site.

John Doyle  is a photographer and multimedia consultant for clients like Broderbund Software and XeoDesign. A native of Southern California, he now lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area with frequent forays outside to keep it all in perspective. Some of his adventures include teaching English in Japan and, most recently, swimming with wild dolphins in Florida. He can be reached at

Fred Longworth  hosts two popular poetry readings at San Diego coffeehouses. His poetry, essays, and stories have recently appeared, or are forthcoming in, California Quarterly, Limestone Circle, Illya's Honey, Kimera, Maelstrom, Medicinal Purposes, Pearl, Rattapallax, Spillway, Thorny Locust. On the Web, he has been published in e-zines Poetic Voices, Red River Review, and Words on a Wire. Mr. Longworth also coordinates an e-mail poetry workshop called The Daily Poem, which is organized to allow the group to give individual feedback to member poets. He holds a B.A. in English Literature from San Diego State University and an M.B.A from National University. He can be reached at

Ha Phan  is a poet, photographer, interactive game designer, and web producer. She recently went back to Vietnam for the first time since childhood to visit family and places that are still very much a part of her life. We hope she shares more of it with us! Write her at






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