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Authors of fiction and non-fiction, in print or out of print, are included on this list if they were born or have lived in the county.  Journalists are not included unless they have published a book.  Self-published authors are not included unless there is strong local interest.  Birth and death dates are included if known.  Most recent place of residence is listed first when known.  The Anne T. Kent California Room has an expanded list that includes local poets whose work appears only in journals as well as self-published authors.

Marin Author Name Birth - Death In Marin Genres Website
Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw 1940 - Belvedere Non-Fiction http://www.dorothyhinshawpatent.com/
Patera, Charlotte 1927 - Novato Non-Fiction http://charlottepatera.com/
Patten, Barbara 1969 - Belvedere Fiction
Patterson, William Patrick Fairfax Non-Fiction
Pearce, J. Winston Tiburon Non-Fiction
Pearce, Terry 1941 - Novato Non-Fiction http://www.terrypearce.com/
Pearce, Winnie Tiburon Non-Fiction
Pease, Howard 1894 - 1974 Mill Valley Fiction
Peers, William Raymond 1914 - 1984 Kentfield Non-Fiction
Pell, Eve 1937 - Mill Valley Non-Fiction
Pemberton, William H. Non-Fiction
Pence, Joanne Novato Fiction
Pepper, Marin Waterhouse 1884 - Bolinas Fiction
Peterson, Robert 1920 - 2000 Fairfax Non-Fiction
Phelan, Deborah Bolinas Non-Fiction
Phillips, Catherine Coffin 1874 - 1942 Non-Fiction
Phillips, W. Glasgow 1969 - San Anselmo Fiction
Pick, Maritza 1951 - Novato, Mill Valley Fiction, Non-Fiction
Pinnow, Marilyn Fiction
Piver, Arthur Non-Fiction
Pohlmann, Lillian 1902 - 1997 Fiction
Preuss, Paul 1942 - Sausalito Fiction
Prugh, Charles San Anselmo Non-Fiction
Pschorr, Elizabeth 1911? - Greenbrae, Mill Valley Non-Fiction
Ptak, Elizabeth Anne Point Reyes Non-Fiction
Pumphrey, Jean Sausalito Non-Fiction
Quin-Harkin, Janet E. 1941 - San Rafael Fiction
Quinn, Arthur 1942 - 1997 Ross Non-Fiction
Raible, Alton 1918 - Fiction
Ram Dass 1931 - Non-Fiction http://ramdasstapes.org/
Ramsey, Nancy Tiburon Non-Fiction
Ratcliffe, Stephen Bolinas Non-Fiction
Ray, Mary Dominic San Rafael Non-Fiction
Reed, Ishmael Scott 1938 - Fiction, Non-Fiction http://www.ishmaelreedpub.com/
Reich, Wilhelm Non-Fiction
Reisner, Mark 1948 - 2000 San Rafael Non-Fiction
Reitano, Gail Mill Valley Fiction
Remen, Rachel Naomi 1938 - Mill Valley, Bolinas Non-Fiction http://www.rachelremen.com/
Resta, Stefano Bolinas, Sausalito Non-Fiction
Reuss, Henry S. Belvedere Non-Fiction
Reutinger, Joan 1915? - 1999 Stinson Beach Non-Fiction
Reynolds, David West 1966 - Greenbrae Non-Fiction http://www.phaetongroup.com/reynolds.php
Reynolds, James 1891 - Sausalito Fiction
Rheingold, Howard Mill Valley Non-Fiction http://www.rheingold.com/
Ricci, Isolina Tiburon Non-Fiction
Rice, Clyde 1903 - Tiburon Non-Fiction
Rice, Edward Earl 1909 - Belvedere, Tiburon Non-Fiction
Rice, Mary Kellogg Tiburon Non-Fiction
Richardson, H. Archie 1880 - 1981 Mill Valley Non-Fiction
Richesin, Andrea N. 1972 - San Rafael Non-Fiction http://www.themayqueenbook.com/