Luanne Oleas was born in the Salinas Valley, the setting for her novel FLYING BLIND, A Cropduster's Story. It won the East of Eden Writers Conference novel-writing contest and the 2018 San Mateo County Fair Publishers Choice award for new novels.
She has also published A PRIMROSE IN NOVEMBER, a family saga set in England and France in the 1970s. She has finished her third novel, WHEN ALICE PLAYED THE LOTTERY and hopes to have it published in 2023. It's about a widow who wins the lottery with her high-tech coworkers and lives out her new fortune on reality TV.
Her fourth novel, currently in progress, is SHEDDING CATS about a technical writer who decides she really doesn't need ten cats.
Luanne lives in California with her husband, a former cropduster, and Blackberry the cat. She previously worked as a reporter, features writer and humor columnist for The Californian, a Gannett newspaper and then as a technical writer in Silicon Valley. Her newspaper columns have been reprinted in Readers Digest, Parenting Magazine, The San Jose Mercury, and on the Web.