Janis Cooke Newman is the author of the World War II novel, A Master Plan for Rescue, which was named a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2015. Her 2006 novel, Mary; Mrs. A. Lincoln was both an LA Times Book Prize Finalist and named USA Today’s Historical Novel of the Year. People Magazine called her 2001 memoir, The Russian Word for Snow, “a nail-biting adoption story.”

Newman’s travel stories and essays have appeared in the New York Times, LA Times, Dallas Morning News, San Francisco Chronicle, Coastal Living, The Daily Beast, 7X7 Magazine, The Rumpus, and Medium. She is also editor-at-large of Technically Literate, CNET’s ground breaking fiction section.

Newman is the founder of Lit Camp, a juried writers conference held every year in the Napa Valley. Lit Camp’s faculty includes Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning authors. Its participants have gone on to sign with agents and publish with major houses.

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