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Cheryl Popp

Cheryl Popp, the long-time Sausalito resident at the helm of Sausalito Books by the Bay, wears many hats: survivor of corporate America (as a marketing communications specialist); independent bookstore owner; published writer and journalist;…
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R.C. Barnes

R.C. Barnes’ novel INK FOR THE BELOVED is the first book in her Tattoo Teller series and a love letter to her adolescent years in the East Bay. The series is set in Berkeley and features her fearless biracial teen detective, Bess Wynters,…
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Obi Kaufmann

Growing up in the Bay Area as the son of an astrophysicist and a psychologist, artist-adventurer Obi Kaufmann regularly journeys into the Golden State’s wilds, spending more summer nights without a roof than with one. He is the author of The…
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Heather Knight

Heather Knight is a columnist working out of City Hall and covering everything from politics to homelessness to family flight and the quirks of living in one of the most fascinating cities in the world. She believes in holding politicians accountable…
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Zach Norris

Zach Norris is an abolitionist, artist, writer, organizer, and strategist. Norris helped build California’s first statewide network for families of incarcerated youth which led the effort to close five youth prisons in the state, passed legislation…
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Jeneé Darden

Jeneé Darden is an award-winning journalist, author, public speaker, and mental health advocate from Oakland, California. At public radio station KALW she is the host and executive producer of the arts show "Sights & Sounds" and their East…
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Misa Sugiura

Misa Sugiura is the award-winning author of three contemporary young adult novels. Her first novel, It’s Not Like It’s A Secret, won the Asian Pacific American Librarians’ Association’s Award for Young Adult Literature; her highly acclaimed…
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Shawn Harris

Shawn Harris’s first illustrated book, Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers, received seven starred reviews, was an Orbis Pictus Award Honor Book, an ALA Notable, and a PW Best Book of the Year. His other picture books include Eggers's What Can a…
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Maggie Tokuda-Hall

Maggie Tokuda-Hall is the author of "Also an Octopus," illustrated by Benji Davies. Her first novel, "The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea," is the tale of a desperate orphan-turned-pirate on the high seas. Said Charlie Jane Anders, "[It] might…
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Ernesto Cisneros

Ernesto Cisneros was born and raised in Santa Ana, California, where he still teaches. His latest middle-grade novel is Falling Short. He holds an English degree from the University of California, Irvine and a teaching credential from California…