Jonah Raskin is the author of biographies of Jack London, Allen Ginsburg, and Abbie Hoffman. A recent title is the noir murder mystery, Dark Day, Dark Night, which is set in the present day in California’s wine and weed country. His latest novel is Beat Blues, San Francisco, 1955. His writing appears in a variety of venues and covers topics as varied as food, farming, and the wilderness. He is also Professor Emeritus at Sonoma State University.