Tamara Ireland Stone

"If you could read my mind, you wouldn’t be smiling.” In a riveting story of self-doubt, true friendship, and finding your voice, critically acclaimed author Tamara Ireland Stone introduces complex characters facing real-life issues in her…

Tricia Stirling

"When My Heart Was Wicked” is Tricia Stirling’s first novel. She earned her MA in creative writing and has been published in Literary Mama, The Angler, and Syntax. She lives in Sacramento with her family.

Amy Stewart

Amy Stewart is the award-winning author of six books on the perils and pleasures of the natural world, including “The Drunken Botanist” and three New York Times bestsellers: “Wicked Bugs,” “Wicked Plants,” and “Flower Confidential.”…
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Miriam Klein Stahl

Miriam Klein Stahl is an artist, educator, and activist. She is the illustrator of the New York Times bestsellers "Rad American Women A–Z" and "Rad Women Worldwide," as well as "My Rad Life: A Journal" and "Rad Girls Can." In addition to her…

Amy Spalding

Amy Spalding is the author of “Kissing Ted Callahan (and Other Guys),” “The Reece Malcolm List,” “Ink Is Thicker than Water,” and the forthcoming “The New Guy (and Other Senior Year Distractions).” She grew up in St. Louis, but…

Daniel Solomon

Daniel Solomon was principal architect of the David Brower Center, where his festival session takes place. He has built a career around the concepts of New Urbanism. Solomon is a partner in the Mithun | Solomon San Francisco office. His long…

Kathleen Smith

Kathleen Smith is Bodega Miwuk/Dry Creek Pomo, a member of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. She is the author of “Enough for All: Foods of My Dry Creek Pomo and Bodega Miwuk People.” Over the years she has held such diverse jobs…

Robin Sloane

Robin Sloane is the author of “Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore,” and a media thinker. He has worked at Poynter, Current TV, and Twitter, trying to figure out the future of media, and now is seriously engaged with the concept of media i…

Bucky Sinister

Bucky Sinister's new novel, “Black Hole,” arrives this August. Sinister is also the author of “Get Up: A 12 Step Guide To Recovery For Freaks, Misfits, and Weirdos.” He is a poet, a self-help author, and a comedian. He’s also published…

Giovanni Singleton

giovanni singleton’s debut poetry collection, “Ascension,” informed by the music and life of Alice Coltrane, received the 81st California Book Award Gold Medal for poetry. She is the founding editor of nocturnes (re)view of the literary…