Authors

Kathleen A. Barry, Ph.D.

Unmasked, Women Write About Sex and Intimacy After Fifty

(co-editor with Marcia Meier)

 

Kathleen Barry has been a licensed psychotherapist in California since 1995 and specializes in working with individuals as they face the crossroads of major life transitions. Dr. Barry is an adjunct professor at Antioch University Santa Barbara, where she teaches a variety of courses in the bachelor of arts program.

 

She has published a variety of writings about women, empowerment, grief, and sexuality on her website.

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Guy S. Clark, M.D.

Sharkbait, A Flight Surgeon's Odyssey in Vietnam

Author Guy S. Clark, M.D.,  received the Bronze Star, three Air Medals, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, and the Vietnam Service Medal for his service during the Vietnam War. This memoir is based on almost daily entries in a personal journal he kept throughout his year of service in Vietnam, from June 1966-June 1967. Today, he lives and works in Santa Barbara, California.  

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Arthur Gross Schaefer, J.D.

Arthur Gross Schaefer, J.D.

The Rabbi Wore Moccasins

The Rabbi Wore a Fedora

Arthur Gross Schaefer holds a law degree, is a certified public accountant, and a professor of business law and ethics at Loyola Marymount University (LMU), where he has chaired the business law and marketing department.

He is currently the rabbi for the Community Shul of Montecito and Santa Barbara, and has served as rabbi for the University of Southern California, the University of Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, and LMU. He's been a professor at LMU for more than thirty-eight years, and has been ranked by the Princeton Review among the top 300 university professors in the nation. He consults with non-profit and profit-based organizations on issues of effective ethical decision-making and values audits.

 

When he's not writing his Rabbi Daniels books, he publishes and speaks on a diverse number of topics, including academic freedom, professional ethics and burnout, spirituality in the workplace, and immigrant education. His wife, Laurie Gross, is an internationally known artist and liturgical consultant. 

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Dick Jorgensen, Ph.D.

Dick Jorgensen, Ph.D.
(July 13, 1925-May 20, 2018)

Yuko, Friendship Between Nations

O Tomodachi (Friend)

 

Author and historian Dick Jorgensen holds a Ph.D. in history from Georgetown University. He served with the U.S. Department of Education directing the Teacher Corps/Peace Corps program.

Seven years before President John F. Kennedy called for creation of the Peace Corps, Jorgensen started his career in teaching under the sponsorship of The Asia Foundation, he moved to Japan to represent the University of Michigan as an English teacher at the fledgling Hiroshima University. 

His first trip around the world happened in fall 1956. He returned to San Francisco as a program officer with The Asia Foundation, then accepted assignments at Berkeley High School, then as a trainer of history teachers at the University of California, Berkeley.
 

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Alan Mankovitz

Alan Mankovitz

The Fourth Generation

Alan Mankovitz is co-owner of the internet marketing and information service company, Egravitas, which specializes in providing online information about concerts, sports and theatre events.

 

He previously worked on the creative development of promotional campaigns for clients like Disney and TVG Network, writing much of the marketing and advertising copy. He also has extensive experience with Warner Music Group as a liaison between the creative and manufacturing processes for packaging, advertising, marketing, publicity and promotional materials. He specialized in interpreting artistic visions and bringing them to life on budget and on time. Overseeing production for Warner Bros. Records’ entire release schedule, he worked on projects for a wide range of artists including Madonna, Eric Clapton, Red Hot Chili Peppers, R.E.M., Green Day, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Tom Petty and many others. He was awarded a Platinum Record by Maverick Records for his assistance on a Madonna release and has spearheaded a number of projects that went on to win Grammy awards for packaging.

 

Alan holds a BA in film and television production from California State University, Northridge, and in 2004 was asked to produce a documentary on the work of a three-time Grammy award-winning art director. The film has been shown at art and design schools worldwide.

 

His first published work was writing computer game reviews for Softline and Softalk magazine at the age of fifteen. He considers it a great privilege and delight to complete his late dad’s novel.

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Roy Mankovitz

​Roy Mankovitz (1941–2011)

The Fourth Generation

Roy Mankovitz (1941–2011) was a U.S. entrepreneur, rocket scientist, lawyer, inventor, nature-based illness prevention researcher, and author.

Born in New York City, Mankovitz graduated with a degree in engineering science from Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, and from the University of LaVerne College of Law with a juris doctor degree. He was a member of the California and Federal Bars, and a licensed patent attorney.

Mankovitz joined Rocketdyne, then a division of North American Aviation, where he designed and developed engine control systems for Gemini and Apollo spacecraft and the Lunar Descent engine, and developed digital solenoid valve drivers that enabled the control of large valves with a minimum of electrical power.

A few years later, Mankovitz joined the Guidance and Control Division at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he authored computer programs and designed control systems for Mars landing vehicles and deep space probes.

In 1968, Mankovitz took a position as director of engineering at a division of Teledyne which produced electromechanical relays, where he developed and patented the first commercially produced solid state relays. Mankovitz also co-founded Chardonnay Corporation, which designed and produced remote-controlled systems that revolutionized the pool and spa industry by automating the operation of pool-spa combinations.

In 1991, Mankovitz joined a start-up company, Gemstar Development Corporation, as its in-house intellectual property counsel, as well as a member of its research and development team. During his tenure, he became a director and officer, and built Gemstar into a patent powerhouse in the field of consumer electronics.

In 1998, Mankovitz founded Patentlab, LLC, devoted to researching, designing, patenting, and licensing his intellectual property. Mankovitz continued his entrepreneurial interests in the field of consumer electronics as co-founder, director, counsel, and chief strategy officer for Web Tuner Corp., a Redmond, Washington, based high-tech startup devoted to the convergence of the internet and television viewing. He also directed his entrepreneurial interests into the field of health by co-founding Berrynol, Inc., to promote his patented technology in the area of topical photo-protective preparations.

In 2005, Mankovitz founded Montecito Wellness, LLC, with his wife, Kathleen Barry, Ph.D., which is dedicated to research in the field of primary illness prevention through technology, products and processes based on nature. The first book he published on the subject is The Wellness Project – A Rocket Scientist’s Blueprint for Health. Mankovitz published two more books on health and wellness: Nature’s Detox Plan – A Program for Physical and Emotional Detoxification; and The Original Diet – The Omnivore’s Solution.

The overall premise of his research is that nature is a template for healthy living, and when married to our evolutionary heritage, optimizes our health, even to the point of overcoming past illnesses.

Roy Mankovitz died on July 10, 2011.

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Marcia Meier

Heart on a Fence

Ireland, Place out of Time

Unmasked, Women Write About Sex and Intimacy After Fifty

Marcia Meier is the editor of Unmasked, Women Write About Sex and Intimacy After Fifty, co-edited with Kathleen Barry and the author of Ireland, Place Out of Time (Weeping Willow Books, 2017), Heart on a Fence (Weeping Willow Books, 2016), Navigating the Rough Waters of Today's Publishing World, Critical Advice for Writers from Industry Insiders (Quill Driver Press, 2010), and Santa Barbara, Paradise on the Pacific (Longstreet Press, 1996). She is also at work on a memoir, Face. Her work has appeared in The Louisville Review, Writersresist.com, Prime Number Magazine online, the anthology Knocking at the Door, Approaching the Other, the Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, and many other publications.

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What Others Say

On Sharkbait:

"A thorough memoir of a flight surgeon's adrenaline-filled experiences in the Vietnam War...Clark...writes intelligently, illuminating events and the insights they evoked."

 

—Kirkus Reviews

On Sharkbait:

"A richly detailed insider's look into America's Vietnam War journey...and a deeply personal window into this seminal area of American history."
 

—Maj. General Philip Conley Jr., USAF Ret.

On O Tomodachi:

"...Teaching in mid-1950s Hiroshima is the memoir’s strongest theme, and these sections are intriguing indeed...A warm, appealing eyewitness account that displays the author’s appreciation for Japan’s art and architecture and its postwar challenges.”
 

—Kirkus Reviews

On Moccasins:

"Gross Schaefer masterfully crafts an interesting story full of innumerable values and lessons drawn from two cultures, Native American and Jewish. What results is a very easy reading novel that, while fiction, enriches the reader's understanding of the two rich traditions."


—Amazon Reviews

On Fedora:

Gross Schaefer skillfully braids the historical and mystical, investigating the spiritual crisis that, from the very beginning of the tale, appears in Daniels’ dreams. This is also an astute introduction to the history of European Jewry. ... A rigorous presentation of Jewish history ensconced within an uneven drama." 


—Kirkus Reviews

On Heart on a Fence:

 

"The poems, alternately tender, harrowing, sweet, sad, wry or surprising, offer a fresh way to see the world, and each subsequent reading brings forth something new."

—Linda, on Amazon
 

On Ireland:

"A beautiful book that photographs the magic of a certain part of Ireland with poems that sing of the Irish."

—Perie Longo,

Santa Barbara Poet Laureate Emeritus

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