Bruce Rettig is the author of literary short stories, essays, creative non-fiction, and flash fiction. He graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts and Fine Arts History. He continues to enjoy the creative process and is one of the founding members of Tahoe Writers Works, a local writing group and workshop, and served ten years as the publisher of EDGE, TWW’s award-winning literary publication. Bruce supports various regional arts and culture groups, and was on the board of directors for the Tahoe Tallac Association for over ten years, serving as both treasurer and vice president.
His memoir, “Refraction,” won first place at the 2017 International Chanticleer Book Awards, first place at the 2018 San Francisco Writing Awards, and first place at the 2017 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Awards. The piece is based on his years of working as a merchant marine in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. He has completed two novels, and his second, “Midnight Stone,” was a 2014 Chanticleer Book Review Awards Finalist. The many writing conferences Bruce has attended include the Community of Writers Squaw Valley Workshop, the Truckee Meadows Writers Conference, the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference, the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Conference, and the Chanticleer Authors Conference. He is also a member of High Sierra Writers (HSW), Pacific Northwest Writers Association (PNWA), Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) and Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP).
Bruce lives at South Lake Tahoe, California, writes in the early hours of the morning, and works full time at his advertising agency during the day. He enjoys living in the beauty of the high Sierra, and exploring the Nevada desert and Pacific Northwest.