The author in his writing studio

Award-winning author, Eli Brown lives with his family in a California oak forest where the squirrels hide acorns in his garden. His first novel, THE GREAT DAYS, won the Fabri Literary Prize. 

His latest novel, CINNAMON AND GUNPOWDER, was a NPR Book Review Staff Pick. They described it as "...food porn and a rip-roaring adventure." It was a finalist for the California Book Award.

CINNAMON AND GUNPOWDER was selected by the San Francisco Public Library for their One-City One-Book program, encouraging every single citizen to read it. Kirkus Reviews called it “…both sizzling and swashbuckling”.

A Yaddo fellow and featured reader at Litquake, Eli earned his MFA from Mills college. His vivid world-building makes lifelong fans of his readers. A bar in Texas has named a drink the “Cinnamon Gun Powder” in his honor.



Photo Credit: Josephine Rowe