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Our Authors

Nancy S. Weinfield, Ph.D.

Nancy S. Weinfield, Ph.D., is a developmental psychologist and an assistant professor in the department of psychology at the University of Virginia. She received her Ph.D. from the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota in 1996. Her research focuses primarily on parent-child relationships, attachment and the strategies individuals use to cope with emotional pain, thus making her a natural fan of Joss Whedon’s work.

Howard Weinstein

Howard Weinstein sold his first story at age 19 (the animated “Star Trek” episode “The Pirates of Orion”). His fiction credits include six Star Trek novels, three “V” novels, 60 Trek comics and “Safe Harbors” in the Deep Space Nine: Tales of the Dominion War short story anthology. His nonfiction books include Puppy Kisses Are Good For The Soul & Other Important Lessons You & Your Dog Can Teach Each Other and a biography of New York Yankees baseball star Mickey Mantle. Howard has written articles and columns for the New York Times, Baltimore Sun, Newsday and Starlog Magazine.

Essays by Howard Weinstein

Being Better from

Kevin “Marshall J. Flinkman” Weisman

Kevin Weisman makes regular appearances on “Alias” as Marshall J. Flinkman and has also had recurring roles on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Felicity” and “Roswell.” He is a founding member of the award-winning Buffalo Nights Theatre Company. He lives in Los Angeles.

Books edited by Kevin “Marshall J. Flinkman” Weisman

Alias AssumedAlias Assumed

Martha Wells

Martha Wells is the author of seven fantasy novels, including Wheel of the Infinite and the Nebula-nominated The Death of the Necromancer. Her most recent novels are a fantasy trilogy beginning with The Wizard Hunters and The Ships of Air. The last volume, The Gate of Gods, will be published by HarperCollins Eos in November 2005. She also has a media tie-in novel, Stargate Atlantis: Reliquary, coming out from Fandemonium in December 2005. She has sold short stories to Realms of Fantasy and Black Gate, and her books have been published in eight languages, including French, Spanish, German, Russian, Italian, Polish and Dutch.

Sarah Wendell

Sarah Wendell is a transplanted Pittsburgher currently living in the New York metropolitan area. By day she’s mild-mannered and heavily caffeinated. By evening she dons her cranky costume, consumes yet more caffeine and becomes Smart Bitch Sarah of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books. The site specializes in reviewing romance novels, examining the history and future of the genre and bemoaning the enormous prevalence of bodacious pectorals adorning male cover models. Sarah has B.A.’s in English and Spanish from Columbia College of South Carolina. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America and a big, big fan of Fabio.

William Wenzel

William Wenzel is a graduate student at Stony Brook University where he conducts research under the direction of Richard Gerrig. Gerrig is a professor of psychology in the Experimental/Cognitive program. The laboratory’s primary research focuses on readers’ experiences of narrative worlds. He considers both the basic cognitive psychological processes that enable readers to understand discourse and the broader consequences of readers’ experiences of being transported to narrative worlds.

John G. West

John West

A general surgeon by training, Dr. John G. West became fascinated with the multidisciplinary team approach to breast cancer care in the mid 1980’s. His previous experience as a pioneer in the development of regional trauma systems set the stage for his interest in developing a team approach to breast care. Dr. West opened Orange County’s first breast care center in 1988, and over the past 20 yrs has been on the cutting edge of developing a team approach to the care of patients with breast problems. He was cofounder and chairman of the board of the Breast Health Awareness Foundation, which is a community outreach program dedicated to the early detection of breast cancer. Dr. West has been named a Best Doctor in America and has been recognized as one of the “Best Doctors in Orange County.” He has been the lead author in 20 peer review articles and has written two previous books.

Books by John G. West

Prevent, Survive, Thrive

Michelle Sagara West

Michelle Sagara West doesn’t watch much television these days because she’s still in mourning for “Firefly.” That said, she watches the DVDs on a semiregular basis and has traumatized other new viewers by forgetting to mention that the series was cancelled when she loans the set out. She can talk about “Firefly” for hours on end. And sometimes, she talks to the right people (see, editor). She is also a novelist who has eight published novels as Michelle West and four novels originally published as Michelle Sagara, which will be reprinted by BenBella Books, one every six months, starting in September 2005.