David Bristol was raised by a librarian, and the olfactory experience of entering a library still brings him comfort. A Vietnam veteran, he returned to Cambodia in the late 80s and early 90s as a veterinarian with the American Friends Service Committee to work on a cattle and water buffalo project. The love of nature–from lizards to the night sky–is in his DNA. Email: email@example.com
Kevin Bishop is a builder from Houston who has lived in the Big Bend since 2012. He enjoys rock hunting, photographing old signs and riding mopeds. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kleo Belay grew up on the coast of Maine and moved to Terlingua in 2003 where she first gathered her skills and passion for outdoor exploration. Since then she has lived and worked throughout the Big Bend Region and currently lives in Alpine. Email: Kleobelay@gmail.com
Rani Birchfield is a writer at large in the Big Bend region. Born in Kathmandu, she inherited the wanderlust of her parents and loves travel, food and wine exploration, and meeting odd folks of the planet. She’s also the Associate Editor of the Cenizo Journal. Have a story to tell or a hot tip? Email: email@example.com
Judy Eron has lived for 25 years in the off-the-grid house she helped build on Terlingua Ranch. She and her partner Charlie are two-thirds of “The Terlingua Fill-Harmonic Symphony” that entertains there. They escape the desert heat by migrating yearly to the ocean in Washington state where their band “Double J and the Boys” performs. She is the author of What Goes Up: Surviving the Manic Episode of a Loved One. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Danielle Gallo is a writer who is proud to be the editor-in-chief of the Cenizo Journal. She came to the area in 2002 and currently lives in Marathon with her family. e-mail: editor@ cenizojournal.com
Robert Haspel is a retired commercial photographer whose enthusiasm has been rekindled though his recent adoption of digital photography. He is happy to both show his work, and to talk photography with those so inclined. He offers one-on-one assistance with photography. 713-557-4147. e-mail: email@example.com
Sharon Haney moved with her husband, Don, from Fulshear, Texas, to the Big Bend area three years ago after they drove through Alpine and fell in love with the climate and desert environment. She is an artist and shows her work at CatchLight Art Gallery in Alpine. An accomplished cook, she also enjoys writing and exploring the natural surroundings of this astonishing part of the world. To see some of her artwork go to SHaneyArt.com. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
E. Dan Klepper is an photographer based in Marathon, Texas. His photographs have been featured in books and magazines including “In Sight”, the online photography magazine for The Washington Post and his large-scale works of photo-based art can be found in collections across the state. Klepper’s book of photography and essays, titled “Why the Raven Calls the Canyon”, is available from Texas A&M University Press. His work, represented by Foltz Fine Art in Houston, can also be found at his gallery in Marathon at Klepper Gallery, 105 N. Ave D, (432) 386-6789 and at www.kleppergallery.com.
Tom Curry was born and raised in Coleman, Texas. An army veteran who traveled all over Europe, he moved to Austin in 1975 and became an award-winning illustrator. He and his wife Susan moved to Alpine in 1993, where he began working with papercrete in addition to his illustration work. He and Susan work out of their papercrete studio on Murphy Street in Alpine TX when they’re not enjoying their cabin near Terlingua. Email: email@example.com
David Winslow is an Alpine artist with an eye for landscapes and architecture. Most of the photographic images he takes are from the Southwest Texas area and around his other home in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. His work can be seen at his gallery in Alpine, Galeria Manana. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carolyn Brown Zniewski started publishing at age nine, with a neighborhood newsletter called The Circle. From 1992-2006 she wrote a recipe column for two newspapers in Minneapolis, MN and from 2013 to 2019 was the publisher of the Cenizo Journal.
Becca Bright is a writer and student currently living in Iowa City, Iowa, but was born and raised in Austin. Her parents moved to the Fort Davis area about five years ago, and she spends much of her winters and summers there. Her poems, “Postcards from Agave,” are based on the writing style of postcards. She considers her lines as small love letters to, and from far West Texas. Email: email@example.com