Howard Jay Smith
Howard Jay Smith is an award-winning writer
from Ojai, California. Beethoven in Love; Opus
139 is his third book. He taught for many years
in the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program and
has lectured nationally. His articles and
photographs have appeared in the Washington
Post, Horizon, the VCEDA News, the Journal
of the Writers Guild of America, the Ojai Quarterly, and numerous trade publications. While an executive at ABC Television, Embassy TV, and Academy Home Entertainment, he worked on numerous film, television, radio, and commercial projects. He serves on the board of directors of the Santa Barbara Symphony and is a member of the American Beethoven Society.
Zak Smith is an artist and writer who first came to prominence with his mammoth work Pictures Showing What Happens on Each Page of Thomas Pynchon's Novel Gravity's Rainbow. Smith's paintings and drawings are held in major public and private collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. The son of the author, he lives and works in Los Angeles.