Who Is FourStory?
Nathan Walpow’s Joe Portugal mystery series includes four novels; the latest is The Manipulated. His short story "Push Comes to Shove" was reprinted in The Best American Mystery Stories series and he has a story in the recent Orange County Noir. Nathan is past president of the Southern California chapter of Mystery Writers of America and a five-time Jeopardy! champion.
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Tony Chavira is Communication Coordinator for RACAIA Architecture & Interiors. He’s worked for both the U.S. and British governments, and understands just how burdensome and bureaucratic government offices can be when they try. He has a Masters degree from the London School of Economics in Globalization Research and USC in Global Media and Communication. Tony was born and raised in East Los Angeles, works Downtown, and hates driving on any freeway unless it’s the 2 on a clear day.
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Gary Phillips is the editor of and a contributor to the bestselling Orange County Noir. His novella The Underbelly, first serialized on FourStory, was named one of the best mysteries of 2010 by The Rap Sheet. His op-eds and articles on race, politics, and pop culture have run in such venues as the Los Angeles Times Magazine, American Prospect, and the LA Weekly.
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Donna Schoenkopf is building a 1200 square foot environmental metal/glass house in Oklahoma for under $60,000, thanks to Peewee, Oklahoma’s version of the Renaissance Man. She is doing this because she cannot afford to live anywhere else, especially California. Her daughter, Rebecca Schoenkopf, has named Donna’s thirteen acres of hills, wildflowers, woods, two creeks and a pond, "Chigger Lake." The same daughter has described Donna’s house as "a tin house in tornado alley." Both statements are true.
Jim Washburn has written for the Los Angeles Times, the Orange County Register, the OC Weekly, various MSN sites and just about anybody else willing to trade a paycheck for a pulse. Despite a quarter-century in journalism, he prefers to imagine humanity has a future. Jim co-authored Fleetwood Industries founder John Crean’s autobiography, The Wheel and I, and Martin Guitars, a Celebration of America’s Premier Guitarmaker, the success of which can pretty well be gauged by the fact that Jim’s 51 years old and still renting.
Jonathan Webb has over 25 years experience developing residential real estate. He is Executive Director of the Foundation for Social Resources, a non-profit corporation whose mission is to preserve and create affordable housing. He co-founded Project Access, a non-profit providing on-site educational and social services to low-income residents of affordable communities, and has served as Board President since its inception. He is Treasurer of the Board of the Grand Central Art Forum and has a beautiful wife and a beautiful house in Orange.