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Jessica Lee

Jessica Lee is the Library Services Coordinator for the Berkeley Unified School District. She has worked in school libraries for twenty years as well as a brief stint at the Berkeley Public Library. In her free time she advocates for all students…
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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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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…
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Grant Faulkner

Grant Faulkner is the executive director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and the co-founder of 100 Word Story. He's published "Pep Talks for Writers"; "Brave the Page," a teen writing guide; "Fissures," a collection of 100-word…
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Brooke Warner

Brooke Warner is publisher of She Writes Press and SparkPress, president of Warner Coaching Inc., and author of "Write On, Sisters!," "Green-light Your Book," "What's Your Book?," and three books on memoir. Brooke is a TEDx speaker, weekly podcaster…