Barbara Hacha is an award-winning author who writes both fiction and nonfiction. For her historical novel, Line by Line, Barbara researched the hobo culture as it was during the Great Depression. Her research eventually led to publication of Mulligan Stew: Stories and Traditions of American Hobos. Most recently, inspired by the urging of readers, Barbara wrote Sidetracks, the companion story to Line by Line.
She has won awards for her photography and together with her husband, Jim, has taught photography to people with disabilities.
She also has been a freelance editor for more than 20 years, editing fiction, memoirs, and college textbooks in the humanities and computer sciences.
She teaches writing-related classes and leads workshops at libraries and other locations in the Cleveland area. She is a graduate of Edinboro University, PA.
Jim Hacha has been an active photographer and videographer for many years. He has created films about people who, by choice or circumstance, live outside the mainstream of society.
He studied filmmaking at Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA, and earned his bachelor's degree in Psychology from Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio.
Jim Hacha is the director and producer of two films: Stone Works and The Last Freedom Train, both of which have screened at film festivals.
He and his wife, Barbara, are currently collaborating on a book about their travels that will include many of their photographs.