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James Weaver is poet who has been published in two issues of Penumbra (2012 and 2015) and Collision: The Intersection of Poetry and Photography (2015). Some of his performances include performing at SlaM on RyE, Berkeley’s Poetry Slam and the Queen Bean of Modesto. He was also a judge at InkSlam in Los Angeles. He is currently working on his first chapbook.

Presenting Authors for the 2015 Great Valley Bookfest

Clive Riddle is a life-long Californian, married and father of three, living in Modesto, California. The Burning Z is his second novel, preceded by Dorris Bridge, which was released in 2010. Dorris Bridge is a novel about rural legends – a supernatural crime mystery set in rural Northern California in the 1970s. The Burning Z is a science fiction – horror novel where zombies are determined to attend the Burning Man festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert.

Clive Riddle is a life-long Californian, married and father of three, living in Modesto, California. The Burning Z is his second novel, preceded by Dorris Bridge, which was released in 2010. Dorris Bridge is a novel about rural legends – a supernatural crime mystery set in rural Northern California in the 1970s. The Burning Z is a science fiction – horror novel where zombies are determined to attend the Burning Man festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert.

Elizabeth Sousa was born and raised in the Bay Area, but since 2008 has made a home in the Central Valley. She is an insurance agent by trade, a poet at heart, a Type One Diabetes advocate, and the mother of a 10-year-old super hero in the making. In 2010 she was humbled to compete in Modesto’s coveted annual poetry slam invitational.

Presenting Authors for the 2015 Great Valley Bookfest

WhatNexter mcshap has hiked 187 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, she is "Living Her Life....Not Her Cancer"! Post your survivor pictures at WhatNext.com

WhatNexter mcshap has hiked 187 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, she is "Living Her Life....Not Her Cancer"! Post your survivor pictures at WhatNext.com

Joanne Rock has written over 80 books, many of them sexy contemporary romances. She writes primarily for Harlequin Blaze.

Joanne Rock has written over 80 books, many of them sexy contemporary romances. She writes primarily for Harlequin Blaze.

Laura McBride

Laura McBride

T.J. Dampier is a sensitive, smart, creative genius of a child.T.J. has a gift for writing. Whenever he gets a moment, he sits down and composes short stories. His grandmother who is an author loved his stories and encouraged him to keep writing. The Illegal Child is his first in a series of published work. T.J. has a loving family consisting of his father, mother, two sisters and a brother and a host of relatives.

T.J. Dampier is a sensitive, smart, creative genius of a child.T.J. has a gift for writing. Whenever he gets a moment, he sits down and composes short stories. His grandmother who is an author loved his stories and encouraged him to keep writing. The Illegal Child is his first in a series of published work. T.J. has a loving family consisting of his father, mother, two sisters and a brother and a host of relatives.

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