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Colleen Dunn Bates

Colleen Dunn Bates is the publisher of L.A.'s Prospect Park Books, which she founded in 2006. Based in Altadena, Prospect Park publishes 10 to 12 books a year: fiction, mysteries, cookbooks, memoir, regional, and gift/humor titles. She is the incoming president of PubWest, a board trustee of Immaculate Heart High School, and a sixth-generation Southern Californian who is committed to nurturing and supporting a strong book culture in her hometown. Before founding Prospect Park, she was a writer and editor for many books and magazines.