San Francisco’s LitQuake is about to begin. I’ll be reading from the novel I’m currently finishing, alongside fellow members of the SF Writers’ Grotto as part of the festival’s Lit Crawl finale on Saturday, October 9. We’re part of the 7:15-8:15 Phase 2. Hope to see you there. Details and lineup:

San Francisco Writers’ Grotto: Disobedience. Rebellious temp workers… mutinous airline passengers… passive aggressive lovers…reluctant prison guards. Tales of those who refuse to play nice

Elbo Room Upstairs, 647 Valencia St.

Emceed by Gerard Jones and Elizabeth Bernstein.

Marianna Cherry, Balinese gamelan musician, has been published in Pushcart Prize XXV, Best Women’s Erotica, and elsewhere. Her novel-in-progress is about counterfeiters.

Rachel Howard is author of The Lost Night, a memoir about her father’s unsolved murder. She has just finished a novel.

Kathryn Ma is the winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award for her short story collection, All That Work and Still No Boys.

James Nestor has written for Outside, NPR, and The New York Times. His book, Out There: A Year in the Weird Science of Enlightenment, comes out in 2011.

Justine Sharrock’s new book, Tortured, depicts soldiers who worked at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo. She writes for Mother Jones, Alternet, and San Francisco magazine.

Meghan Ward is writing a memoir, Paris on Less Than $10,000 a Day. She reviews books for the San Francisco Chronicle and blogs at

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