Tonya Graham McQuade is an English Teacher at Los Gatos High School and lives in San Jose, California. She has published both nonfiction, A State Divided, and poetry, Time Capsule: My Teenage Self, and is a contributing writer to the Emerging Civil War website.

Tonya is also an active member of the South Bay Writers/California Writers Club, National League of American Pen Women, and Poetry Center San Jose.

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