Thelma T. Reyna is author of The Heavens Weep for Us and Other Stories (2009), which won four national awards. Her two poetry chapbooks--Breath & Bone (2011) and Hearts in Common (2013)--were published by Finishing Line Press. Her new book, a collection of unpublished and selected poetry, is titled Rising, Falling, All of Us will be issued in early summer 2014.
Dr. Reyna's stories, poems, essays, book reviews, and other nonfiction have been published in literary journals, anthologies, textbooks, blogs, online literary magazines, and in print media off and on for over 30 years.
She writes two blogs and has been a guest blogger on three others. She is also an editor and writing consultant with her company, The Writing Pros, based in Pasadena, CA. She has served as an adjunct professor at two universities: California State Polytechnic, Pomona; and at California State University, Los Angeles. She received her Ph.D. from UCLA.
She was named Poet Laureate of the Altadena (CA) Library District in April 2014 for a two-year term. In 2011, she was honored by her State District Legislators with a "Most Inspirational Award" for her work as an author and businesswoman.