Participating Authors 2018 to date

Meet Some Of Northern California’s Most Distinguished Authors



Sasha Abramsky, Jumping at Shadows: The Triumph of Fear and the End of the American Dream


Lois Ann Abraham, Tina Goes to Heaven

Sylvia Brownrigg, Pages for Her

Jessica Barksdale Inclán, The Burning Hour

Michael David Lukas, The Last Watchman of Old Cairo

Erin Lyon, Unconditionally

Marcus McGee, Alberta

Nayomi Munaweera, What Lies Between Us

Cornelia Nixon, The Use of Frame

Norman Ollestad, French Girl with Mother

Anne Raeff, Winter Kept Us Warm

Mary Volmer, Reliance, Illinois

Historical Fiction

Gini Gossenbacher, Madam of My Heart: A Novel of Love, Loss and Redemption

Meredith Jaeger, The Dressmaker’s Dowry

Jennifer Laam, The Lost Season of Love and Snow

Erika Mailman, The Murderer’s Maid: A Lizzie Borden Novel

Mark Noce, Dark Winds Rising


Tamim Ansary, Road Trips, Becoming an American in the Vapor Trail of the 60’s

Gayle Greene, Missing Persons

Sands Hall, Flunk. Start: Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology

Marilyn Reynolds, Til Death or Dementia Do Us Part


Lillian Bell, A Grave Issue

Claire Booth, Another Man’s Ground

Allison Brennan, Shattered

R. Franklin James, The Identity Thief

Catriona McPherson, HOUSE. TREE. PERSON.

Heather Young, The Lost Girls


A.J. Baime, The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World

Albert Flynn DeSilver, Writing as a Path to Awakening

Obi Kaufmann, The California Field Atlas

Gina Mulligan, Dear Friend; Letters of Encouragement, Humor, and Love for Women with Breast Cancer

Gayle Pitman, Feminism From A – Z

Bridget Quinn, Broad Strokes – 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (In That Order)

Gin Sander, The Big Bucket List: 133 Experiences of A Lifetime

Syma Solovitch, Down the Up Staircase: Three Generations of a Harlem Family

Jordon Summers, Day and Section Hikes—John Muir Trail  


J.L. Cooper, An Ocean Large Enough

Frances Kakugawa, Dangerous Woman: Poetry for the Ageless

Brynn Saito, Power Made Us Swoon

Jeanine Stevens, Brief Immensity

Young Adult

Kim Culbertson, The Wonder of Us

Beth McMullen, Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls

Joan Rice, A Zoo For You