Our growing roster of Tinderbox authors:
D. A. Wolf is a writer, editor, copywriter, marketer, trainer, polyglot, art collector, traveler, and devotee of exquisite footwear & French lingerie. She believes we are all brimming with glorious contradictions, and capable of living fully with whatever life dishes out. With posts, columns and essays featuring lively discussion on relationships, parenting, society, careers, the arts, life’s “big questions” and more — her Daily Plate of Crazy ™ seeks to present quality writing and engaging views culled from real world experience.
Bruce Dolin earned his M.F.A. at NYU graduate film school. He directed television and wrote numerous screenplays before his travails in Hollywood helped him realize that his true voice, calling and passion was as a psychologist. His blog and first book, Privilege of Parenting, are practical, compassionate guides for parents that will help children thrive through their most difficult passages.
Wolf Pascoe is a poet, playwright, and physician. Together, he and his wife Nora raise their now teen-aged son, Nick, whom they adopted at birth. For several years at JustAddFather.com, Wolf blogged about mindful fatherhood and his attempts to get the problem right. In his 2013 release, Breathing for Two, he described the eggshell dance of life and death at the head of an operating table, where he works as an anesthesiologist.
John Sylvain started making up stories as soon as he could talk and has been finding new ways to tell them since that time. In college he was a founding member of the Purple Crayon of Yale, an improv group that is still going strong. After graduation he started Annex Theatre in Seattle and Sacred Fools Theater and the Instant Film Festival. After 11 years of reading every half-way decent novel for young people (and a few that didn’t quite hit the half-way mark), John began the Bobby Blinx saga, of which the first volume is The Space Elevator.
DogEar is a collective of award-winning Los Angeles playwrights who have been conspiring to support one another’s writing for over a decade. Plays by DogEar members have been presented by Steppenwolf, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Woolly Mammoth, The Geffen Playhouse, Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, the Hollywood Bowl, 24th Street Theatre, The Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Broad Stage, Theatre of Note, The Met Theatre, The Road, the Virginia Avenue Project, Cal Arts, Occidental College, The Ensemble Studio Theatre, Moving Arts, Sundance Theatre Lab, The O’Neill Theater Center, The Lark, The Magic Theatre, A.S.K. Theatre Projects, The Colony and many others. Members of DogEar are Mickey Birnbaum, Bryan Davidson, Kim Dunbar, Robert Fieldsteel, Katy Hickman, Cody Henderson, Wayne Peter Liebman, Leon Martell, Jennifer Maisel, Steve Totland, and Jacqueline Wright