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"...Sometimes looking back can show us the way forward..."

Background Information

    I was born in Wichita Kansas in 1938, in a wonderfully interesting time and amazing place. Throughout my life I’ve been a musician/Singer, illustrator, and writer. Growing up in a household in the 1940’s which was frequented by such Writers and Artist as Bruce Conner, Lee Streiff, Poet; Michael McClure, and Dave Haselwood I naturally acquired an interest in the emerging Arts of the time.

     In the early 60’s I was involved in the late Beat scene in Wichita, and sang folk songs at the Id coffee house. In 1962’ my late husband Brad Hammond and I spent time in San Francisco at the famous Gough Street apartment with Charlie Plymell where we met Allen Ginsberg and Neal Cassady. It was also there that I wrote a cachet’ of Poems that were printed as a booklet, volume 14, by the Vortex Press.

     In the Mid 70’s I acquired a Bachelor of Arts Degree, from Art and Film classes at LACC College where my inspiring Screenwriting Instructor was Tom Stempel. Afterwards, I did some re-writing on a Produced Theatrical released Film with screen credit. And in 1980 I taught a Horror Screen writing class at the Hollywood Screenwriting Institute with a friend, Michael Sonye. Our gracious Guest Directors were Paul Bartel and Joe Dante’.  Later I taught a screen writing class for a couple of Semesters at “The Learning Tree College in Southern CA.

     In 1983’s I worked for Filmation Animation Studios for about 6 years until they closed in 1989’. I have film credit on the animated Feature “Bravestarr.”

     Since then I’ve been a successful Entrepreneur for my own Antique business.

     I am now semi retired and have recently written a screenplay entitled “Shadowland,” a women’s story of three Sisters set in the mid-west, from the 1920’s, to the early 60’s that involves family relationships, commitment, and a forbidden love affair. But most of all I’ve thoroughly enjoyed writing and illustrating this young Adult Children’s Book, “The Streetcar to Andromeda,”(a True Story) I was inspired to write this book, urged on by my brother Lee, and his unique booklet, “CVC CVC Veri, A Guide to the Epic of the Martian Empire,” which has been released in 2013, and  CVC Veri is an obvious companion Booklet to “The Streetcar to Andromeda.”

    I intend to continue writing, god willing and the creek don’t rise.



Birth Place
Wichita, KS usa

I have a bachlor of Art degree from LACC and some screen writng credits from the 1980's. I Taught a Horror Screenwriting Seminar at the Hollywood screenwriting Institue, with guest Directors Joe Dante and Paul Bartel. I taught a screenwriting class for a few semesters at the "Learning Tree College in LA. and worked at Filmation Animation Studios for 6 years till they closed in 1989. I also have a screen Credit on the animated film feature; BraveStarr, And, I just published my first e-book, "The Streetcar to Andromeda," A Science Fiction Fantasy adventure for adults and kids alike, in August 2011

Additional Information

I am in the midst of writing another book, From a screen play I've written called "SHADOWLAND," a historical, Romance Novel, begining in late 1917 up to 1962' The story is about three sister that remain unified in their relationships to each other, and survive the submission and repression of women during those years in the American Midwest. The Story also involves a forbidden love affair, and the mending of a bond between a Mother and Daughter through belated revelation and mis-understandings.

Favorite Links

The Streetcar to Andromeda Book
the website gives you the books introduction and the first chapter and also most all of the illustrations, by the author herself. You can Link to e-retailers, to BUY the book.

After Charlie Came is a children's book concerning possible sibling rivalry when a new member of the family is introduced into the household. Titus is an older cat whose whole world is suddenly turned upside down when Charlie,a new baby kitten is brought home. Titus at first barely tolerates Charlie, but by the end of the book, he comes to the realization that he's awfully glad that Charlie came. The Book will soon be published & distrbuted as an e-book by It was written by Dr. William Strickland from a story by, and Illustrations by, Celeste Streiff Hammond

CVC VERI a Guide to the Epic of the Martian Empire, by Lee Streiff co- edited by ALsion Streiff Scott & Celeste Streiff Hammond
Author Lee Streiff, (my brother) passed away in August of 2004. My nice Alison Streiff Scott and myself have co-edited and laid out his booklet, "CVC VERI a Guide to the Epic of the Martian Empire," as a Tribute to Lee, and as a prequal to my book: The Streetcar to Andromeda. It will be Distributed by as an e-book sometime in the next few weeks at all the major outlets such as Amazon, Google, Barnes & Noble, Ebookit, I tunes, Kobo,Lulu and all the Ingram Digital books

My Illustrators Website
take a look at some Examples of my Art work and illustrations from my books and others that I've done.

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