Best-selling author Neil Gaiman has long been one of the top writers in modern comics, as well as writing books for readers of all ages. He is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers, and is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama. His award-winning and world renowned works includes the books for adults, American Gods, Anansi Boys, Good Omens, among others. His works for young readers include Mirrormask and The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish. His international best-selling children's novel Coraline (published in 2002) received numerous awards and was made into an acclaimed animated movie by Director Henry Selick in 2009. He is also well-known as the writer and creator of the DC Comic series, Sandman.
Frances Mayes is the author of four books about Tuscany. The now-classic Under the Tuscan Sun–which was a New York Times bestseller for more than two and a half years and became a Touchstone movie starring Diane Lane. It was followed by Bella Tuscany and two illustrated books, In Tuscany and Bringing Tuscany Home. She is also the author of the novel, Swan, six books of poetry, and The Discovery of Poetry. Her books have been translated into more than twenty languages. Her new book, Every Day in Tuscany, chronicles her continuing, two decades-long love affair with Tuscany's people, art, cuisine, and lifestyle.