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Alta Baja Market

201-200 East 4th Street

Santa Ana, CA 92701

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From science fiction to business, women are an interal part of the publishing industry. this is our opportunity to celebrate them.

Eddie Louise has had a lot of experience writing. As a child, she composed nonsense songs to keep herself company herding cattle across the lonely Wyoming plains. Discovering the theater led her to write melodramatic plays full of artful alliterations, which in turn led to composing the book for a musical on the beaches of Monterey. She ran away from home to live in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she explored her passion for writing novels. Having landed back in California she is head-writer of the hit Audio Drama Podcast, The Tale of Sage & Savant and the novel TRANSMIGRATIONS, The Tales of Sage & Savant Book One, published by Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing.

Ayser Salman was born in Iraq before it became a curiosity and moved to America as a toddler. She is a writer and producer/editor for companies like Universal Pictures, Miramax Films, Disney, FX and Lantern Entertainment. Ayser lives in Los Angeles, California.

Debra Tash was born in Los Angeles where she honed her writing skills through various creative outlets including painting, with a few of her pieces touring internationally in Japan.She gets her inspiration from current and past events, focusing on positive morals and uplifting themes. Her most recent book “Last Call America" focuses on the not so distant future and takes the current American political climate to a chilling collusion. From columnist Rich Eber’s review: “Last call America is a page turner…the pay-off is a thought provoking book which is well worth spending the time to read.” Debra served as Editor in Chief of Citizens Journal, a Ventura County based online news site that covers current and breaking news in the Ventura and Los Angeles County.

Diana Giovinazzo Tierney is the co-creator and producer of the literary podcast, Wine, Women and Words. Through her blog, Creating Herstory, she explores women’s history and historical fiction. She is also a board member with the Los Angeles Chapter of the Women’s National Book Association.

Huda Al-Marashi is the author of First Comes Marriage: My Not-So-Typical American Love Story, a memoir theWashington Post called "a charming, funny, heartbreaking memoir of faith, family, and the journey to love." Her other writing has also appeared in the Washington Post, the LA Times, al Jazeera, VIDA Review, Refinery 29, the Rumpus, the Offing and elsewhere.

Mia Hopkins is an imaginative author who doesn’t take the easy road to a formulaic book." Mia Hopkins writes lush romances starring fun, sexy characters who love to get down and dirty. She’s a sucker for working class heroes, brainy heroines and wisecracking best friends. She lives in Los Angeles with her family. She is represented by Deidre Knight of The Knight Agency. Hopkins is a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Los Angeles Romance Authors (LARA-RWA).


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