David Downie

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David Downie is a native San Franciscan who moved to Paris in the mid-1980s and now divides his time between France and Italy. His travel, food and arts features have…

Frances Caballo

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Frances Caballo is a social media strategist and manager for writers. Presently, she is the Social Media Manager for the San Francisco Writers Conference, the Women’s National Book Association-Francisco Chapter, and…

Rebecca Foust

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Rebecca Foust was the 2014 Dartmouth Poet in Residence and is the recipient of fellowships from the Frost Place and the MacDowell Colony. Her fifth book, Paradise Drive, won the 2015…

Patricia Bracewell

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Patricia Bracewell is a native of California where she taught literature and composition before embarking on her writing career. A lifelong fascination with British history and a chance, on-line reference to…

Thomas Christensen

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Thomas Christensen has published more than twenty books as author, editor, or translator. His two most recent books, 1616: The World in Motion and Landscape with Yellow Birds (a translation of the poetry of José Ángel…

C.W. Gortner

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C.W. Gortner is the international bestselling author of six historical novels, including the Spymaster trilogy. His most recent novels areThe Tudor Vendetta and The Queen’s Vow. In March 2015, his novel Mademoiselle Chanel,…