Sam Sackett ’48, ’49
This fictional biography of Jesus of Nazareth, based on both canonical and apocryphal gospels, emphasizes his Jewishness and the historical period in which he lived. The subtitle, “The Human Side of Jesus,” highlights the novel’s focus on what Jesus the man may have been trying to accomplish.
Roy Malone ’06
In this novel written under the pen name Roy McElroy, Malone weaves real-world geopolitical issues and historical facts into a fictional futuristic storyline about three main characters who come together to confront a threat faced by all five American republics.
Stephanie Provencal ’09
Written under the name Tami Veldura, this debut science-fiction novel features Kato Ozark, crown prince and soldier, who has just been chosen to pilot his family’s queenship. Provencal, under the name Jami Veldura, writes queer science-fiction, fantasy, steampunk and young-adult fiction.
The Dream Pony
Sharon Picciolo ’78
Aimed at young children, The Dream Pony is a picture book about freedom, nature and adventure that promotes imagination, dreaming and pretending. The illustrations were inspired by California’s San Bernardino National Forest in Big Bear Lake and Yosemite National Forest.