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Jane Ganahl: A Literary Earthquake

Kimberly Cunningham
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Jane Ganahl's passion for words equaled only by her passion for stray cats

Founder of San Francisco’s Litquake It is hard to imagine Jane Ganahl being described as frightening. She stands little over five feet with the kind of red hair photographs can never capture. Her lipstick is perfection; she floats through the oak double doors of the Town and Country Starbucks. But her intellectual breadth intimidates me; …

Nina Sadowsky is a best-selling fiction author who didn’t pen her first novel – Just Fall — until she was in her 50s. Now, a television show based on that book is in the works, and her second novel – the Burial Society – is due out in 2017. Nina’s journey to author-hood was partly …

If you ever thought that the celebration of Earth Day doesn’t accomplish anything, meet Lisa Kaas-Boyle, environmental attorney, mother, and activist on behalf of a just and sustainable future. Lisa started her mission to save the planet on the very first Earth Day when she was just 6 years old and she has been relentless …

I met Rima Simon in 1982 when I was working as the head of West Coast PR for Showtime/The Movie Channel. At that time, she was married to a prominent comedy writer and was executive assistant to the then head of programming, Peter Chernin (who became Chairman of FOX and a prolific producer). Rima and …