Born and raised in Edinburg, Texas, Luke Van Garza earned degrees in English, Radio-TV-Film, and Cinema-Television from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Southern California. He worked in script development in the entertainment industry and as a segment producer for a network TV series. Currently, he teaches screenwriting at Austin Community College. He also serves as a producer, director, and writer of independent films. Luke runs Inner Sanctum Films, the horror division of Starshine Productions LLC, a production company jointly owned by his wife Martha. As of 2022, Inner Sanctum has produced two shorts, SPECTRAL WIND and PETE & RE-PETE; SPECTRAL WIND was an official selection of the South Texas International Film Festival.
The Border Arts: Beyond the Barriers is LIVE and available for purchase. (CLICK HERE for a short sample of what's inside.)
For the next several days we will be posting each of our contributors' bios and pictures here in the order that they appear in the anthology "Contributor Bios" page.
The aim of this publication was to showcase some of the artistic talent that often gets overlooked by some when topics of the US-Mexico border arise. The artists and writers who contributed to the Border Arts: Beyond the Barriers anthology are some of the most accomplished. These are their bios...
For more information on Luke and his projects, visit Starshine’s official page: starshinefilms.com
Gabriel H. Sanchez is an author, poet, actor, editor, and publisher from the Rio Grande Valley in south Texas, on the border with Mexico. Gabriel is the author of "Once Upon a Bad Hombre," "The X Series," "The Martian Ones: Tales of Human Folly," and "The Fluid Chicano." You can read more about him and his other projects at gabrielhugo.com or on his Facebook page: @gabrielhugoauthor.
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