shyam dodge, author

Shyam Dodge

Shyam Dodge is a Harvard educated former monk. Raised in an ashram, he has been practicing and teaching meditation and Asian philosophy for over 20 years. In his post-monastic life he has become a sought after raconteur, a restaurateur in India, and an “underground hero writer.” His books include a memoir, a collection of teaching stories, and a forthcoming war narrative of Hawaii. In addition to his work as a scholar and critic, he is a fiction writer, satirist, and pop culture essayist.

Read articles, interviews and more at Shyam's blog

patrick bishop

Patrick Bishop

Patrick Bishop was a Japanese American orphan, nineteen sixties psychedelic adventurer, traveling homeless monk, spiritual teacher, 80s Soap Opera Star of General Hospital fame, beloved father and husband, and a damned good poet. Rose Ave Press will continue to publish his works posthumously.

Read Chicago Sun-Times 1986 interview



Samadhi has lived in the Philippine mountain ranges, once visited Guam, spent a long humid night in Hong Kong, and has created baked pastries in a variety of uncomplimentary climates to make sure that her delicate recipes could withstand all forms of geometric pressure. She is famous for once baking a cake in the middle of a South Pacific hurricane. Samadhi is the author of many upcoming books on the fine art of baking.

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Scott L. Hartwig

Scott L. Hartwig once lived in the woods as a runaway teenager eating weeds in South Carolina, was an Army medic in Germany, a nurse in San Antonio Texas, a short-lived Mortician, door-to-door Bible salesman, technical writer, rising star of the dot-com bubble, San Francisco aesthete, almost ex-patriot, once photo realist painter, graphic designer… and now cultivates young artists in Venice Beach California while he creates book covers as pieces of fine art.