California Authors


Janice Albert

The columns that comprise “California Authors” are intended for readers of all ages, and are especially adapted for teachers who may want a condensed biography or an idea for a field trip. They have been published since 1996 in California English, edited by Carol Jago.


Janice Albert, Chabot and Las Positas Colleges

Jack London Excellent Site Award

California Authors Index

Gertrude Atherton


Robinson Jeffers


Randy Shilts

Ambrose Bierce


Theodora Kroeber


Anna Deavere Smith

Louise Clappe (Dame Shirley)


Jack London


William Saroyan

Ina Coolbrith


Edwin Markham


Wallace Stegner

Richard Henry Dana


Joaquin Miller


Gertrude Stein

MFK Fisher


Jessica Mitford


John Steinbeck

Robert Frost


John Muir


Robert Louis Stevenson

Theodor Geisel
(Dr. Seuss)


Frank Norris


Susan Straight

Bret Harte


Eugene O'Neill


Luis Valdez

Helen Hunt Jackson