Bernadette Murphy, contributing book critic for the Los Angeles Times, teaches at Antioch University, has published three works of narrative nonfiction and is completing Grace Notes, a novel.
Karen Joy Fowler is the best-selling author of several books, including The Jane Austen Book Club, which was developed into a movie. She is a PEN/Faulkner and Dublin IMPAC nominee. Fowler's most recent novel is Wit's End
Debra Ginsberg is the author of the memoirs Waiting, Raising Blaze and About My Sisters. Her second novel, The Grift, is a 2008 New York Times Notable Book.
Gigi Levangie Grazer wrote the screenplay for the film "Stepmom." Her previous novels include Maneater, The Starter Wife and Rescue Me, which is being developed into a film at Fox. Grazer's next novel, "Queen Takes King," will be published in June.
Nancy Spiller is a writer and artist living in Los Angeles. She was a staff feature writer at the San Jose Mercury News and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner. Entertaining Disasters is her debut novel.