TERVALON, Jervey. American, b. 1958. Genres: Novels. Career: Taught in the Los Angeles public schools during the 1980s; University of California- Santa Barbara, instructor in literature, c. 1992-96; freelance writer, c. 1994-; St. Mary's College, Moraga, CA, instructor, c. 1996-. Publications: Understand This (novel), 1994. Contributor to anthologies. Address: c/o Re- ally Great Books, Inc, PO Box 86121, Los Angeles, CA 90086, U.S.A.