2014 Literary Orange
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Memoir: Family Ties
Keynote Speakers

Fiction: Magical Realism

Fiction: Novel Ideas

Fiction: Outside Looking In

Fiction: Women’s Lives, Women’s Stories

Food: Eating Your Words

Memoir: Family Ties

Mystery: Adrenaline Rush

Mystery: California Crime

Mystery: Past Unraveled

New Fiction: Flowers, Bees, Words

Non-Fiction: The Changing Face of Media

Poetry: A visual Language

Travel: Journeys in Writing

YA: The Awesome Age

Lori Duron
Lori Duron
 
Lori Duron is the mother of two and lives with her husband and children in Orange County, CA. Duron's blog, “Raising My Rainbow” (raisingmyrainbow.com), is the first "Mommy Blog" to chronicle raising a gender creative child, and has had more than one million readers in nearly 180 countries. She and her blog have earned the attention of a variety of media outlets including: Anderson Cooper, the BBC, MSNBC, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Next Family, Bitch Magazine, Newsweek, BlogHer, The Mother Company, OC Weekly, Gawker, Babble, and Jezebel.
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Alison Singh Gee
Alison Singh Gee
 
Alison Singh Gee's memoir, Where the Peacocks Sing (2013), a National Geographic Traveler Book of the Month, received starred reviews in Library Journal and Booklist. A former staff writer for People magazine, Alison has also written for Vanity Fair, InStyle, International Herald Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times. In 1997, she won an Amnesty International Award for Feature Writing. She teaches creative nonfiction at UCLA Extension, and lives with husband Ajay and daughter Anais in South Pasadena.
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Reyna Grande
Reyna Grande
 
Reyna Grande is the author of the novels, Across a Hundred Mountains (2007), for which she received an American Book Award, and Dancing with Butterflies (2009), an International Latino Book Award winner. Her most recent book, The Distance Between Us (2013), is a memoir about her life before and after illegally immigrating from Mexico to the United States. Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “the Angela’s Ashes of the modern Mexican immigrant experience,” it was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
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With Moderator... 
Barbara DeMarco-Barrett
Barbara DeMarco-Barrett