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Bestselling author Adriana Trigiani is beloved by millions of readers around the world for her hilarious and heartwarming novels. Adriana was raised in a small coal-mining town in southwest Virginia in a big Italian family. She chose her hometown for the setting and title of her debut novel, the critically acclaimed bestseller Big Stone Gap. The heartwarming story continues in the novel's sequels Big Cherry...
Rachel Kushner was born in Eugene, Oregon, and raised in San Francisco. She graduated from UC Berkeley and received her M.F.A. in fiction from Columbia University, where she studied with Jonathan Franzen. She worked as an assistant editor at Grand Street and a senior editor at Bomb, and is currently co-editor of the literary and art journal Soft Targets. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son.
Jack Cheevers grew up in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. At 18 he moved to California to attend the University of California at Berkeley. He realized he wanted to become a newspaperman while covering Patty Hearst's kidnapping for the college paper. He subsequently worked as a newspaper reporter and editor in San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles for 27 enjoyable years. At the Oakland Tribune,...
James W. Hall was born in Kentucky, and graduated from Florida Presbyterian College with a B.A. in literature, and a deep love of Florida. He went on to earn an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. from the University of Utah, then returned to Florida to teach literature and creative writing at Florida International University for the next 36 years. During that time he published four books...
Rick Warren is often called "America's most influential spiritual leader." He and his wife, Kay, founded Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, which is now one of the largest and best-known churches in the world. He also wrote the #1 all-time bestselling hardcover book, The Purpose Driven Life.
Alison Weir is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Innocent Traitor and The Lady Elizabeth and several historical biographies, including Mistress of the Monarchy, Queen Isabella, Henry VIII, Eleanor of Aquitaine, The Life of Elizabeth I, and The Six Wives of Henry VIII. She lives in Surrey, England with her husband and two children.
Tasha Alexander grew up in South Bend, Indiana, and attended the University of Notre Dame, where she signed on as an English major in order to have a legitimate excuse for spending all her time reading. She and her husband, novelist Andrew Grant, divide their time between Chicago and the UK.
Eric Pete is an award winning novelist. His published works include: Real for Me, Someone's In the Kitchen, Gets No Love, the national bestseller Don't Get It Twisted, Lady Sings the Cruels, Blow Your Mind, Sticks and Stones, Reality Check, Crushed Ice and Piano In the Dark. He has also contributed to the anthologies After Hours, Twilight Moods and On The Line. His upcoming solo novel, Frostbite, and collaboration...
William Boyd is the author of ten novels, including A Good Man in Africa, winner of the Whitbread Award and the Somerset Maugham Award; An Ice-Cream War, winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and shortlisted for the Booker Prize; Brazzaville Beach, winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize; Any Human Heart, winner of the Prix Jean Monnet; and Restless, winner of the Costa Novel of the Year.