Anneli Rufus

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Anneli is a UC Berkeley graduate, a journalist, a coauthor of five offbeat travel books with her husband Kristan Lawson (most recently “California Babylon” and “Weird Europe”), and an author…

Jeff Phillips

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Jeff Phillips is a Senior Travel Editor at Sunset Magazine and has written for a number of national magazines. His articles on travel and the environment have been recognized with…

Melba Patillo Beals

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MELBA PATILLO BEALS is a dynamic keynote speaker, coach, author, and a former news reporter for KQED and NBC-affiliate, KRON-TV with numerous appearances on Oprah Winfrey, Fresh Air, Good Morning…

Suzy Parker

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SUSAN (SUZY) PARKER, an award-winning freelance writer and  outdoor enthusiast, is the author of “Tumbling After: Pedaling  Like Crazy After Life Goes Downhill,” a memoir that tells the  story of…

Brad Newsham

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BRAD NEWSHAM has taken four global back-packing trips and turned two of them into memoirs: “All the Right Places” (Random House, 1989) and “Take Me With You” (Travelers Tales, 2000). …

Wes Nisker

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Wes “Scoop” Nisker is author of the enduring classic Crazy Wisdom  and the widely acclaimed Buddha’s Nature, and is Editor-in-Chief  of the Buddhist journal Inquiring Mind. For the past twenty-five …

Paul McHugh

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PAUL McHUGH, is the outdoors feature writer for the “San  Francisco Chronicle,” and the editor of “Wild Places: 20 Journeys  into the American Outdoors” (Foghorn Press, 1996), a book about …

Malcolm Margolin

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Boston born Harvard grad Malcolm Margolin founded Heyday Books in 1974. Heyday publishes books on California history, natural history, literature, travel and Native American life. A talented author–his works include…

Krista Lyons-Gould

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Krista Lyons-Gould is the VP of Editorial for Avalon Publishing  Group and works in APG’s California division, in Emeryville,  overseeing editorial and production for the travel reference  imprint, Avalon Travel…

Lindy Hough

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Get the INSIDE SCOOP on “What We’re Looking For” from a  publisher’s point of view from LINDY HOUGH, Publisher and  Editorial Director of North Atlantic Books and Frog. Ltd. North …