Memoir Featured in This Issue

Plum Island by Andrew Coburn

Andrew Coburn

Coburn, a former journalist, is the author of 13 novels, including Birthright (Simon & Schuster), a reexamination of The Lindbergh kidnapping. Three novels have been adapted into French films subsequently subtitled in German and Italian. His work has been translated into l4 languages.  His early short stories published in the Transatlantic Review led a Eugene Saxton Fellowship from Harper & Row.  He and his wife Casey, who teaches writing in a Massachusetts jail, live in Andover, MA.

Prêt-à-Porter by Meghan Ward

Meghan Ward

Meghan Ward is a writer and book editor who recently completed her memoir, “Paris On Less Than $10,000 a Day,” a coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the Paris modeling industry in the late 80s/early 90s. Meghan worked as a high-fashion model in Europe and Japan for six years before returning to the United States to pursue a career as a journalist and earn her MFA in Creative Writing. She has written news and feature articles for various publications, including the San Francisco Examiner and the Oakland Tribune. Meghan is a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, where she writes book reviews for the San Francisco Chronicle and blogs about writing, editing and publishing at She lives in Berkeley with her husband and two children.


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