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Meet local San Francisco authors Bridge Watson-Payne and Bridget Quinn.
Bridget Quinn is the author of Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order) (Chronicle Books, 2017). Her essay “Back in the Pool” was a finalist for the 2006 Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction, and her Narrative memoir, “At Swim, Two Girls,” was included in Best American Sports Writing, 2013. Raised in a family of eleven on the high plains of Montana, Quinn lives in San Francisco with her husband and two children and works at the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto.
Bridget Watson Payne is a writer, art book editor, blogger, speaker, maker of pictures, and art lover. With nearly fifteen years of experience in publishing, she has collaborated with hundreds of authors and artists to make their book ideas a beautiful reality. She has taught at Makeshift Society and the ICON Illustration Conference; spoken and reviewed portfolios at Photo Alliance, CCA, ARLIS, the California Writer’s Club, APA SF, RayKo Photo Center, and PhotoNOLA; and has been featured in Photo District News, Publisher's Weekly, and Closer magazine, among others. Bridget is the author of the books This is Hapening: Life Through the Lens of Instagram, New York Jackie: Pictures from Her Life in the City, The Secret Art of Being a Grown-Up, and How Art Can Make You Happy, all from Chronicle Books. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and daughter.