Mattie Celi by M. Elizabeth Schaefer
This novel about a child in foster care is loosely based on Mary Schaefer's life as a foster child in Southern California. Mary's careers have included beautician, singer/keyboard player, and radio personality. Now retired from the Department of Defense Naval Engineering Station and living in Stirling City, she took writing courses and wrote her first novel. She reads selections from her book like the scene with a creepy foster mother who had a mysterious green door inside her house that was kept locked.
Margaritifer Basin by Greg Gates
Red Bluff author Greg Gates has an MA in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School. He spent 15 years in the United States Navy as a surface warfare officer and is a Vietnam veteran. He now spends his time writing, and has published the first of three Margaritifer Basin novels. Margaritifer Basin is a science fiction novel that chronicles the settlement of the planet Mars.