SAN FRANCISCO — In the just-published “Yuletide Angels,” Dina is searching for a special angel to top her Christmas tree, one that looks like her Japanese, Irish, German, and Mexican sons. Her husband Julio struggles with his disdain of holiday hype.

yuletide angelsCan this family and their friends come to rediscover what makes the Christmas season a time worth treasuring? And will a fruitcake nobody wants find a home?

Author Margaret Bacon Schulze is a writer of Okinawan and Anglo (English, Irish, Scottish and French) ancestry. She was born in Okinawa and grew up mostly in Southern California, though she also lived in Florida, Mississippi, Singapore, England and Scotland. San Francisco has been her home longer than anywhere else, and she continues to reside near Ocean Beach with her family.

She has written for Eldergivers, Nikkei Heritage, and The Western Edition, among other publications. She worked on the Japantown History Walk project and was also a weekly contributor to the DailyOM website. For three years, she taught creative writing through WritersCorps.

Schulze’s work as an educator includes teaching swimming, yoga and senior fitness, as well as coordinating and facilitating writing, interfaith and healing arts workshops. She is a certified lay speaker with the Northern California United Methodist Conference, a member of the Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns, and an active member of Pine United Methodist Church.

She and Jason Wyman co-founded 14 Black Poppies to bring arts, wellness and community together into new workshop formats that honor intergenerational, intercultural, and interfaith learning and experiences. Schulze also sits on the board of Yoga of Devotion, a nonprofit organization serving children around the world.

In addition to writing, she knits, practices yoga, works with clay and tries to garden in the fog.

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