Eva Zimmerman

Eva Zimmerman is a professional publicist and communications expert with nearly ten years’ experience in trade and travel publishing in the Bay Area. Founder of Eva Zimmerman Public Relations, she provides publicity and marketing services…

David Zeltser

David Zeltser is the author of the picture book “Ninja Baby” and the satirical novel “Lug: Dawn of the Ice Age.” Zeltser emigrated from the former Soviet Union as a child, and after graduating from Harvard in physics, he was admitted…

Erika Zavaleta

Erika Zavaleta is professor of Environmental Sciences at U.C. Santa Cruz. She and her research group study the drivers and consequences of changing biological diversity and the role of ecology in guiding effective conservation practice. In most…

Al Young

Al Young, California’s former Poet Laureate and a vintage Bay Area resident, is the author of eight full-length poetry collections, five novels, and many other books. His work has been widely translated and has earned him many honors and awards.…

Stephanie Young

Stephanie Young's books of poetry and cross-genre writing include "Ursula or University," "Picture Palace," and "Telling the Future Off." She edited the anthology "Bay Poetics" and is a founding editor of Deep Oakland. With poet Juliana Spahr,…

Nicola Yoon

Nicola Yoon grew up in Jamaica (the island) and Brooklyn (part of Long Island). Her first novel, "Everything, Everything," debuted at #1 on The New York Times Young Adult bestseller list. Entertainment Weekly described "Everything, Everything"…

Sunil Yapa

Sunil Yapa's highly-anticipated first novel is "Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist." According to the Washington Post, the book "ultimately does for WTO protests what Norman Mailer's "Armies of the Night" did for the 1967 March on the…

Gene Luen Yang

Gene Luen Yang, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, has written and drawn many comics, including the hit "Avatar: The Last Airbender Series." His latest project is the "Secret Coders" series (with Mike Holmes), which explores…

Charlie Winton

Charlie Winton is currently the CEO and Executive Editor of Counterpoint Press. In Winton's 40 year career in independent publishing, he also founded Publishers Group West in 1976 and served as its Chairman and CEO for 25 years. Winton also…

Jacqueline Winspear

Jacqueline Winspear is the author of The New York Times best-selling detective novels "A Dangerous Place," "Leaving Everything Most Loved," "Elegy for Eddie," "A Lesson in Secrets," "The Mapping of Love and Death," and "Among the Mad," as well…