Lives with two saucy cats and his loving wife in a small village near Puget Sound. He enjoys eating, drinking, cooking ,gardening, reading, yoga, music of all kinds and when he is not going through all of the above, punching out the occasional tall tale, and some short tales as well. He is supported in his wordy ramblings by a collection of literary rogues called the 5 NW Authors. Who lead very dissimilar lives, but believe that a story must be informative, interesting, a bit out of the mainstream and most importantly, fun to write.
OTHER SCRIBBLINGS BY L.C. MCGEE: The Amber Crow, 2014 TwoNewfs Publishing Contributing author New Halem Tales Secrets, 13 stories from 5NW Authors. Contributing author Boy's Club (Our Golden Years) & Second Alarm (The Boy's Club). Collections of anecdotal vignettes about life in the Seattle Fire Department; gathered by Don Peterson, with special thanks to Al Sprague and Al Sprague Junior.
Charlie lived on the Oregon coast for several years working at small community newspapers in Tillamook, Seaside and Coos Bay, as well as The Dalles and Oregon City. As a newspaper executive, most of his writing consisted of columns, editorials and financial reports--lots of financial reports. Now with a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Washington he has embarked on a second career as the director of a new healthcare training initiative at Edmonds Community College, a very satisfying second career. Charlie lives outside Mill Creek, Washington with his wife Kate and Ali, their Goldendoodle. His experience in graphic design, photography and publishing technology combined with Kate’s creative art, writing and editing skills have fueled their most recent editorial adventure, TwoNewfs Publishing.
Early on, Kate learned the world is full of talkers. She isn't one of them. She's a Seattle author, a Hedgebrook Writers in Residence alumna, book artist, graphic designer and has been a freelance journalist, editor, event planner, and bookstore owner. She studied creative writing, poetry and art at the University of Washington and earned a degree in English while working at her daughters' elementary school. She wants to live on five acres in the country someday, preferably right in the center of it, but until then, she and her husband, Charlie, live outside of Seattle with their two daughters, a Golden-Doodle dog and a Norwegian Forest Cat.
Born in Jakarta, Indonesia, Gwen lived with her parents and sister on Java until age four when political unrest moved the family to the Netherlands. After fourteen months they immigrated to the United States, first to Oregon then to Washington. A graduate of Fairhaven College and Western Washington University, Gwen is a teacher and resides in western Washington with her husband and family. Now in “late middle age” she celebrates daily, love of family, friends and creativity. Whether dancing down hallways, spontaneously singing or keeping connected with loved ones, beach time strengthens her through life’s journey. With one published story in Lembas for the Soul and a contributing author in New Halem Tales, 13 Stories from 5 NW Authors, she is currently working on DORM 1973. Learn more...
Catherine (Cat) Kigerl is the author of two books of poetry: At the Town Café, published by Goldfish Press, Seattle, 2016 and Stirring up the Water, (under the name Cat Ruiz) which was awarded the Native Writer’s Circle of the America’s First Book Award for Poetry and published by Salt Publishing Ltd. Cambridge UK in 2008. She has completed a third book of poetry, Glimpses, and is working on a novel, The Adventures of the Parking Lot Prophet, based upon a character she introduced in New Halem Tales. With her husband, William, she continues to explore life’s truths.