Kirsten Mickelwait is a copywriter by day and a writer of fiction and creative nonfiction by night. She's been passionate about reading and writing for as long as she can remember, but her love of literature was really ignited as an English major at UC Berkeley, where she discovered James Joyce and the other expatriate writers of 1920s Paris. Her memoir, The Ghost Marriage, is set in the Napa Valley and is her first book. Kirsten has published a few short stories (including “Parting with Nina,” which won The Ledge's 2004 Fiction Award) and an ambitious first novel, set in six historical periods, sits in some forgotten drawer. An alumna of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, the Napa Valley Writers Conference, and several other writers' workshops, Kirsten is currently at work on a historical novel featuring several members of the Lost Generation.
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