Monte Schulz received his M.A. in American Studies from UCSB. He published his first novel, Down by the River, in 1990, and spent the next twelve years writing a novel of the Jazz Age, which is now available as a whole in Crossing Eden, or in three parts: This Side of Jordan, The Last Rose of Summer, and The Big Town. He wrote it for his father, the late cartoonist, Charles M. Schulz.
Since 2010, Monte has been the owner of the Santa Barbara Writers Conference, and has taught a class in voice and style both there and at UCSB.