by Emily Wirtz Dr. Emily Wirtz has collected the photography of Jesse O. Fiedler and the watercolors of Melissa New after their graduation from the University of California at Santa Cruz. In Monterey Aquarium Series and Costa Rican Critters, which Dr. Wirtz has enthusiastically prepared for publication, even the casual reader will find both artists fascination with and gentle approach to nature poignant. Dr. Wirtz has been politically active and honored with presidential medals and appointments to presidential, Senate, and House task forces in the Reagan and George H. Bush administrations. Prize-winning photographer Jesse O. Fiedler has sold his work to various newspapers and was an assistant editor and photographer for the gourmet magazine La Cocinita. He has participated in art shows in Taos, New Mexico; Arcata, California; and elsewhere. He is also an excellent soccer player and poet. Watercolorist Melissa New is a popular and often-shown painter who has sold her work across the United States and Costa Rica. She was a Junior Guard instructor in Capitola, California. (2004, paperback, 36 pages) Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days.