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About

Julianne Balmain is a novelist and popular culture author whose many books about food, sex, travel, humor, and generally having a good time include the Kama Sutra Deck: 50 Ways to Love Your Lover and the very silly Office Kama Sutra: Being a Guide to Delectation and Delight in the Workplace, both of which have been translated into several languages. Recently she had the opportunity to help create a romantic drama in short form for the web called Acts of Love & Sex. Watch it online at www.acts.tv.

Writing as Nadia Gordon, she is author of the Sunny McCoskey Napa Valley mystery series, including Sharpshooter (2002), Death by the Glass (2003), Murder Alfresco (2005), and Lethal Vintage (2009), all published by Chronicle Books. Gordon’s culinary mystery novels have been called “jolly, high-calorie pleasure” by the Chicago Tribune, “highly enjoyable” by the Washington Post, and “rapturous” by the Los Angeles Times. Sharpshooter was featured in the documentary Mysterious California: Four Authors, a film by Pamela Beere Briggs and William McDonald, part of the Book Clubs in a Box program of the California Center for the Book. A national board member for Sisters in Crime, an association of crime writers and other interested parties, she has also served as a judge for the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award for best mystery novel.

As a copywriter specializing in the new generation of deeply relevant direct marketing communications, Julianne has worked with many of today’s largest and most innovative companies, including Apple, HP, Microsoft, Fuji, AT&T, Kodak, Gartner, Lexus, Avon, Nimblefish, Affiche Design, Purple Truck Media, and many others. Her direct marketing campaigns have been nominated for DMA ECHO Awards and the prestigious Asia Advertising Society Award.

Julianne lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she is at work on her next novel and other creative projects.

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photo by Mika Manninen

photo by Mika Manninen

photo by Mika Manninen

photo by Rick Chapman

photo by Rick Chapman

photo by Ana Homonnay

photo by Ana Homonnay

in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

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