Solano Library newsletter
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• Better Than Chocolate
• Spotlight on the McCune Collection
Catriona was born in Scotland and lived there until 2010, before moving to California. A former bank clerk, library worker and academic, she is the multi- award-winning author of the Dandy Gilver detective stories, set in Scotland in the 1920s. She also writes a strand of award-winning contemporary standalones including THE DAY SHE DIED and COME TO HARM.
Kristina is an award-winning director, animator, and illustrator from Northern California. She attended Harvard University where she studied Folklore and Mythology, was an avid member of the Radcliffe Choral Society, and drew cartoons for the notoriously offensive Harvard Lampoon.
Tracy Guzeman received her degree in landscape architecture from Iowa State University. A Pushcart Prize nominee, and a featured author for the 2014 Twitter Fiction Festival, her short fiction has been published in Vestal Review, Glimmer Train, and Gulf Coast, where her story, "Einstein," received honorable mention for the Donald Barthelme Prize for Short Prose.
Her latest book, The Gravity of Birds gets mentions in the August issue of O, The Oprah Magazine ("richly textured novel") and in the August issue of Good Housekeeping ("riveting debut").
Geraldine Brooks is the author of the novels The Secret Chord, Caleb's Crossing, People of the Book, March (which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2006) and Year of Wonders, recently optioned by Andrew Lincoln. She has also written three works of non-fiction, including Nine Parts of Desire, based on her experiences among Muslim women in the Mideast.
Joanne Weir is a James Beard award-winning cookbook author, and cooking teacher. A 4th-generation professional cook, Joanne spent 5 years cooking at Chez Panisse after receiving a Master Chef Diploma with Madeleine Kamman. The author of 18 cookbooks, including her new food memoir, Kitchen Gypsy, Joanne is also the Consulting Editor-at-Large at Fine Cooking Magazine.