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Erika Mailman

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Erika Mailman is the author of The Witch's Trinity (Random House, 2007), a novel about a medieval woman accused of witchcraft, and Woman of Ill Fame (Heyday Books, 2007), about a Gold Rush prostitute. She has also published two non-fiction books about Oakland history, and is a columnist for the Montclarion newspaper in Oakland. She is a graduate of the MFA program in poetry at the University of Arizona, Tucson, and currently teaches novel writing through Her first novel took her eight years to write and is unpublishable. She figured out how to outline, and wrote the first draft of her second novel in one month--and it's now in print (Woman of Ill Fame).

The Kranz Family in 2013. Jennifer is in yellow.
The other day, I met up with Libby Kranz during a trip we took to Gilroy. Libby is the mom of Jennifer, a six-year-old who died of DIPG February 12 this year. We met at a park. At one point, during respective kid tussling, she started talking to a woman a short distance away. I concluded it was a friend she had run into.

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The Witch's Trinity
3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 804 ratings — published 2007 — 13 editions
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Woman of Ill Fame
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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Oakland Hills
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2004
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Oakland's Neighborhoods
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2005
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