Merrill C. Hubbard ’66 (History) published Boomers’ Journey: Zestful Aging in a Stressful Age, which encourages baby boomers to “continue to grow, find enrichment and enjoy satisfying lives,” according to Amazon. Hubbard also hosts a podcast, The Journey Man, available on iTunes.


Without-WarningThomas C. Sanger ’66 (Journalism) published Without Warning, a historical novel based on the German sinking of the British passenger ship Athenia, at the start of World War II. Sanger’s book was inspired by his grandmother, who survived the torpedo attack on Sept. 3, 1939.






Roll-the-diceWayne Avrashow ’76 (Political Science) published a novel, Roll The Dice, from Fiery Seas Publishing. He is an attorney in private practice, specializing in real estate, land use, business law and government advocacy.







This_was_never_about_basketballCraig Leener ’77 (Radio-Television Broadcasting) published his debut novel, This Was Never About Basketball, from Green Buffalo Press. Leener worked in human resources management within the entertainment industry for many years, before landing his dream job as a sports journalist at The Signal newspaper in Santa Clarita. He also serves on the board of directors of CSUN’s Journalism Alumni Association, where he mentors student journalists.






Leslee Koritzke ’84 (Child Development), M.A. ’83 (Counseling and Guidance) published Pour a Glass: The Wine and Drink Pairing Guide for Terrible Writing. The book is available on Kindle and in hard copy on Amazon. 


Suzane L. Bricker ’88 (Mass Communication) published An Instructor’s Guide To Teaching Military Students, a resource for college professors, from publisher Rowman & Littlefield. Bricker is an online instructor for the University of Maryland University College. 


Cristie Locsin ’04 (Journalism) published a novel, The Value of Equality, the first book in a planned trilogy about political strife and reformation in the Philippines during the late 1960s and early ’70s. The novel was inspired by the experiences of Locsin’s family in the Philippines. She is a freelance journalist for various ethnic newspapers.


Justin La Torre ’14 (English) had a poem published in the Magee Park Poets Anthology, and he was invited to read at the anthology’s release party in Carlsbad, Calif.


Olvard Smith ’14 (English) published a short story in Cream City Review.