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.