Edan Lepucki is the author of the novella If You’re Not Yet Like Me, originally published by Flatmancrooked, and recently re-released by Nouvella Press. The Los Angeles Times named her a Face to Watch for 2014. Her debut novel, California, was published by Little, Brown on July 8, 2014. California debuted at #3 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and has been the #1 bestseller on the Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle bestsellers lists. It’s also been on the IndieBound and Publishers Weekly Bestsellers Lists. California was a fall 2014 selection of Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers program.
Lepucki is a graduate of Oberlin College and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and her fiction and nonfiction have been published in Narrative Magazine, The New York Times, and McSweeney’s, among others. She is a staff writer for The Millions, and the founder and co-director of Writing Workshops Los Angeles. In 2009 she won the James D. Phelan Award, and in March of 2011, she won second place in the 3 Quarks Daily Arts and Literature Prize for her essay, “Reading and Race: On Slavery in Fiction.” Her second novel, Woman No. 17, will be published spring 2017 by Hogarth/Crown. (Photo: Bader Howar)
Carolyn Waggoner lives in Davis, where she has taught college composition at Sacramento City College and UC Davis for almost thirty years. She received a BA from Mills College as a Steele Fellow, after which she did graduate work at UC Santa Cruz, Leningrad State University, and UC Davis, where she completed her MA and all of her doctoral coursework and exams as a Regents’ Fellow. When not otherwise occupied, Waggoner plays handmaiden to a large assortment of spoiled rescue animals, including three imperious tortoises. Her stories have appeared in the Blue Moon Literary & Art Review.