The author in his writing studio

Award-winning author, Eli Brown lives with his family in California where the squirrels bury acorns in his garden and cats bury worse. 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