Lael Gold, Ph.D. is a writer, dream guide, teacher, and performer living in Berkeley, California, and the sole proprietor of Her Jaunty Tune which provides dream work, classes on dreaming, creative writing coaching, and academic instruction. Her essay “A Mammy Callie Legacy” was included in Faulkner’s Inheritance (Mississippi University Press). The recipient of multiple teaching awards, Lael is a gifted educator with over eight years of university classroom experience. As a dancer and performance artist, she has appeared at San Francisco’s DeYoung Museum and SOMArts Cultural Center. In 2004, Lael received her doctorate from the U.C. Berkeley Department of Comparative Literature. Along with a dissertation on Faulkner and the Hebrew Bible, fiction, humor pieces, and poetry, Lael has authored Brink, a TV pilot about reincarnation and dreams. A documentary she directed about half-Jewish identity entitled Semi-Semites is in post-production. In 2008, she was invited to create a radio broadcast as part of the Whitney Biennial. This show on the topic of freedom featured a quadriplegic former surfer, a bank robber who spent two years in solitary confinement, and some kids she met on the subway.