by Anna Tsvell,

About The Author

James Tugend has had scores of articles published by magazines as diverse as the Writers’ Guild of America West’s Newsletter and Journal, Writers Digest   and martial arts magazines. His original screenplays and teleplays have been optioned for purchase numerous times. His teleplay THE FOUR-SIDED TRIANGLE was produced on the Tales From The Crypt HBO series. He taught writing for the Writers’ Guild Of America, West’s Open Door Program, designed to teach screenwriting to minorities, and for East/West Players, an Asian-American theater group. He wrote and directed short films SOUL MATES, and THE CARETAKER, which won Gold Special Jury Awards at Filmfest Houston. SOUL MATES played numerous times on Showtime and internationally. He has co-produced or associate produced twenty TV films, and directed for theater. He worked as a technical writer for several companies, most notably IBM. Tugend received a B.A. from Pomona College, attended Boston University’s School for Directing, is a member of the Writers Guild of America, West and a former member of PEN.


About Dr. Peterson

At the time of her contributions to this book:

Chris Peterson, Ph.D., has been a practicing psychologist since 1981, with a certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, specializing in Substance Abuse Psychology. She was the Dean of the Ph.D. Clinical Psychology Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute, and Director of the Training and Core Faculty Clinical Psychology program. She has taught Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues, Group Process, Depth Approaches to the Family, Alcoholism, Addiction and Chemical Dependency, and Clinical Practicum and Supervision. She is affiliated with five psychology and psychoanalytic groups, including the American College of Forensic Examiners. Her paper, “Ruthless Compassion”, on treatment of an alcoholic, was published by Sage Productions, July, Vol 3, pp 234-249.


Website Artist: Anna Tsvell, Painter and Illustrator

Anna is a self taught, regularly exhibiting artist. She was born (1984) and raised in Russia, currently based in Los Angeles.

Anna works with watercolors, ink, acrylics and graphite on canvases and tight watercolor paper.

Anna`s drawn girls are sad and bad. A kind of bohemian melancholy + some bad rockandrolla behavior. Anna’s abstract paintings are surrealistic, she loves to play with colors and textures.

Paintings and illustrations by Anna Tsvell are in private collections of musicians, film directors, photographers and other amazing people all over the world.

Visit Anna’s website.