Salli Slaughter is from Arizona and graduated from Arizona State University with a BS in Studio Art and studied for an MA in Humanities. She has worked in public affairs, as an administrative officer, a negotiator in legal cases and businesses, and in her favorite capacity as a designer and communicator. She served on the board of directors of Willamette Writers for nearly ten years, and was Willamette Writers Conference Chair for three years. She currently writes and designs successful web sites and publications. firstname.lastname@example.org
George Mason was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a graduate of San Francisco State University where he studied psychology, world literature and education. He has taught writing, language arts, and public communications in elementary schools, jails and colleges, and written and published books and numerous articles. After a year’s sabbatical living in Greece and writing the Great American paragraph, George returned to California and met the light of his life, Salli. They married and moved to Alaska where they raised two remarkable daughters, two amazing wolves, and began new careers and lives. email@example.com
In 1996, the Mason-Slaughter clan launched on a one-year, around-the-world adventure that they documented on one of the earliest travel web sites, Worldhop.com. The World Wide Web History Project credits them with being one of the first bloggers – two full years before blogging became a rage – and creating a web site that was featured (to list but a few) in the New York Times, The Times of London, on public radio and national television programs, and for years was the Lonely Planet’s featured family travel web site.
As for Ella the Wonder Dog, she loves to go on trips, loves to be read to (as long as you are simultaneously rubbing her furry belly), and is the most superstitious animal we've ever met.
We have visted 20 states so far, but have yet to get further east than Chicago. A new grandchild (Storey Jane) in Portland Oregon shortened our travels, but we manage to do a few interviews. As to who we are interviewing, we interview authors who write because they breathe, who make their living at writing (with the possible exception of poets), and who are passionate about the act of writing. They write because they have to.
"Either write something worth reading, or do something worth writing." Ben Franklin
Interview with Jean Bartlett, San Jose Mercury News: Pacifica on line, "Traveling Tales of Two Writers Meeting Writers"
Authors Road blogged on Jungle Red Writers on December 8, 2011