Elaine Zorbas is the author of Fiddletown: From Gold Rush to Rediscovery, foreword by Kevin Starr. She received a B.A. in History from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master’s in Library Science from the University of Southern California. She formerly headed the research department at Pasadena Public Library. Elaine and her husband live on a small farm in Fiddletown, where they grow fruits, olives and walnuts.