Colleen Dunn Bates is the publisher of Prospect Park Books, one of the leading trade publishers in Southern California. Based in Altadena, Prospect Park publishes fiction, cookbooks, regional books, and humor/gift titles. An L.A. native who earned a journalism degree from USC, Colleen is vice president of the PubWest board, and she also serves as a trusteee on the board of Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles. She lives in Pasadena.