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William J. Bauer, Jr.

William J. Bauer, Jr. is an enrolled citizen of the Round Valley Indian Tribes and Professor of History at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His latest book, We Are the Land: A History of Native California, cowritten with Damon B. Akins,…
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Regan McMahon

Regan McMahon is Deputy Editor, Books, at Common Sense Media, a nonprofit website that helps kids, parents, and educators navigate the world of media and technology. She’s a member of the National Book Critics Circle and the copy editor for…
Sarah Deragon
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Charlie Jane Anders

Charlie Jane Anders' latest novel is "The City in the Middle of the Night." She's also the author of "All the Birds in the Sky," which won the Nebula, Crawford and Locus awards, and "Choir Boy," which won a Lambda Literary Award, plus a novella…
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Vanessa Hua

Vanessa Hua is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and the author of the short story collection, "Deceit and Other Possibilities," and the debut novel "A River of Stars." For two decades, she has been writing in journalism and fiction…
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Rosemary Graham

Rosemary Graham teaches Irish and American literature and creative writing at Saint Mary's College of California. She frequently visits the small country with the outsize influence on world literature. She is at work on a novel set (mostly)…
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Cara Black

Cara Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 19 books in the Private Investigator Aimée Leduc series, set in Paris. Cara has received multiple nominations for the Anthony and Macavity Awards, a Washington Post Book World…
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Laurie R. King

Laurie R. King is the award-winning, bestselling author of sixteen "Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes" mysteries, including the most recent, 2021's Castle Shade, five contemporary novels featuring Kate Martinelli, and many acclaimed standalone novels…
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Randal Brandt

Randal Brandt is a librarian at The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, where he serves as Head of Cataloging and as Curator of the California Detective Fiction Collection, firmly placing him at the intersection of rare books…
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Sylvia Brownrigg

Sylvia Brownrigg is the author of seven works of fiction, several of which have been named "notable" books by The New York Times "Books of the Year" by the Los Angeles Times. Her reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, and…
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Jane Ciabattari

Jane Ciabattari is an award-winning widely published short story author; her collection Stealing the Fire was an Iowa Short Fiction finalist selected for the Dzanc Books Reprint Series. She serves on the advisory board of The Story Prize, on…