rmen Bacon is a wife, mother, grandmother, professional woman and author. For two decades, Armen has served as Administrator of Communications & Public Relations for the Fresno County Office of Education. She is also a regular contributor to The Fresno Bee and since 2006, has written/voiced a daily radio feature titled Live, Laugh, Love for KJWL 99.3. Armen holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University, Fresno and a master’s degree in organizational management. She is a four-year artisan alum from the CSU Summer Arts Program where she studied memoir, poetic prose, narrative non-fiction and flash fiction. She resides in Fresno, California with her husband, Dan, and draws inspiration from family, friends and her five grandchildren: Logan, Arden, Ani, and twins, Dennis and Sosi. Her collection of Fresno Bee columns is slated for publication soon, titled, My Name is Armen, A Life in Column Inches.
Contact her at: armen [at] griefland [dot] com
ancy Miller is a wife and mother, composition instructor and writer. She has mentored students at the university and junior college levels for more than 17 years, and served for more than six years as managing editor for The Business Journal and Pacific Publishing Group in Fresno. Working with troubled teenagers and their families, she has lead several support groups locally, and has assisted in staffing seminars for parents of at-risk teenagers. She received her master’s degree in English Literature from California State University, Fresno, and makes her debut in the powerful memoir, Griefland, co-authored with Armen Bacon. She has recently moved to Olympia, Washington with her husband, Randy, and their Rhodesian Ridgeback, Elsa, and is currently working on a second anthology of essays. She teaches English composition at South Puget Sound Community College.
Contact her at: nancy [at] griefland [dot] com