Susan Salter Reynolds is a Los Angeles Times staff writer. She writes the Discoveries column for the Books section as well as frequent full-length reviews. She is a regular contributor to the Calendar section of the Los Angeles Times.
Nina Revoyr, an Edgar award-nominated author, was born in Tokyo and grew up in Japan, Wisconsin and Los Angeles. She is the author of three award-winning novels. Her most recent, The Age of Dreaming, is a finalist for the 2008 Mystery/Thriller Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
Maria Silver has written a collection of award-winning short stories called Babe in Paradise as well as No Direction Home, her debut novel. Silver's latest novel, The God of War, is nominated for a 2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Fiction.
Marianne Wiggins is the author of 10 books of fiction including Evidence of Things Unseen, for which she was nominated for a National Book Award in fiction as well as named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel is The Shadow Catcher, which was a finalist for the 2007 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction.