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Gianna Marino

Gianna Marino was born in San Francisco and spent her early years galloping horses through Golden Gate Park. Gianna had several jobs at once: apprenticing a muralist, a jewelry designer, a product designer and driving horse carriages through…
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Michael Montgomery

Michael Montgomery is a senior reporter and broadcast producer with The Center for Investigative Reporting. Previously, he was a correspondent for the Daily Telegraph, producer at CBS News and senior reporter with American RadioWorks. He has…
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Marissa Moss

Marissa Moss is the best-selling author of the "Amelia's Notebook" series, as well as several books for Abrams, including "Barbed Wire Baseball," which was named California Reading Association’s Eureka! Nonfiction Children’s Honor Book;…
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Innosanto Nagara

Children’s book author and illustrator Innosanto Nagara’s books encourage children to grow up with confidence in themselves, and to be proactive citizens who are passionate about causes, from environmental issues to LGBTQ rights and civil…
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Janis Cooke Newman

Janis Cooke Newman is the author of the SF Chronicle Best Books of 2015, A Master Plan for Rescue, as well as the LA Times Book Prize Finalist and USA Today Historical Novel of the Year, Mary: Mrs. A. Lincoln. She is also the author of the memoir,…
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Stephen Sparks

Stephen Sparks the co-owner of Point Reyes Books. He is a contributing editor at Lithub and is currently writing a book on fog for the Object Lessons series.
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David Talbot

David Talbot's latest book, "Between Heaven and Hell: The Story of My Stroke," was praised by Anne Lamott as "touching, informative, sometimes funny, sometimes harrowing." He is the esteemed author of popular history books including "Brothers:…
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David Thomson

David Thomson is the author of "The New Biographical Dictionary of Film," "Moments That Made the Movies," and the pioneering novel "Suspects," which was peopled with characters from film. His newest book, "Sleeping With Strangers: How the Movies…
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Ayelet Waldman

Ayelet Waldman is the author of four novels and the Mommy-Track Mystery series, as well and the essay collection 'Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace.' She was a federal public defender…
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Naomi J. Williams

Naomi J. Williams is the author of 'Landfalls,' long-listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Award. Her short fiction has appeared in journals such as Zoetrope: All-Story, A Public…