Gary Kamiya

Gary Kamiya is the author of the best-selling Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco, which won the Northern California Book Award for Creative Nonfiction and is widely regarded as one of the best books ever written about the city. At the San Francisco Chronicle, he publishes a popular history column. Kamiya has been a mainstay on the Bay Area literary scene for more than 30 years, as a co-founder of and the former executive editor of San Francisco magazine. He currently resides in San Francisco. Paul Madonna is a well-known artist and novelist who has won numerous awards.

His popular series All Over Coffee ran for twelve years in the San Francisco Chronicle and was combined into two one-of-a-kind bestsellers, All Over Coffee and Everything is its Own Reward. Paul is the author of the Emit Hopper Mystery Series, and his distinct style of merging images and stories has been hailed as a groundbreaking new art form, acclaimed in galleries and museums throughout the world as well as in print.