Dave R. Muñoz (Haiku Dave) is a poet, musician, music historian, photographer, and multimedia artist. For 20 years he worked at an elementary school where he wrote a daily haiku for the school-wide community and was known as "Haiku Dave." Haiku Journey is his first published book. He has also produced several solo piano CDs: Music for Sleepwalking Series, 1995-1997; The Basement Tapes, 1996; and Earth Works, 1999. Selections from these pieces can be enjoyed clicking here on YouTube. Dave was born and raised in Southern California and later moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where he studied philosophy at San Francisco State University and earned a Masters degree in Asian Philosophy from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Following brain surgery and multiple strokes, Dave retired from work and moved to Washington State where he now lives with his wife, Cristina. His doggy, Wiggly, oversees all aspects of his creative work.
Cristina Olsen is a poet, photographer and editor, born and raised in Argentina. At the age of 15 she moved with her parents to San Francisco, California. After graduating from high school, Cristina lived a nomadic life for 20 years, traveling and working throughout Europe and South America as a language teacher and translator. She eventually settled back in the environs of San Francisco, and earned academic degrees in Anthropology, Psychology, and World Religions, including a Doctoral degree in Spirituality and Geography from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. After years of university teaching and fundraising work for environmental and social service organizations, Cristina transitioned to more creative work and founded Suncloud Press. Cristina is the author of Kissing the Sky: Poetry and Photography, Suncloud Press, 2015, and Nature in the Lives of Saints Brigit, Patrick and Columba, Lambert Academic Press, Saarbrucken, Germany, 2010. She now lives in Washington State with her husband, poet and multi-media artist Dave Muñoz.
Oshri is an author living in Israel, who prefers to remain anonymous. When I (Cristina Olsen) was working as his editor, he put my name on the cover instead of his. Of course, this didn't sit well with me, so he relented and added his name to the title page, but still kept my name as editor on the copyright page, in rather large type I might add. So the least I can do is make a place for him on this webpage. You will notice that on the Home page and the Book Samplings page you have the option to purchase his book by selecting on the scroll down icon and adding it to the cart.
You can also visit Oshri's website, read the first two chapters, and purchase his book directly from him: