Hannah Clayborn was born and raised in Oakland.
A professional historian, writer, and editor, she has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area her entire life.
Earning undergraduate degrees in anthropology and psychology and a graduate degree in history, she went on to serve as the director of four history museums in the Greater Bay Area.
She has published historical books and articles on the towns of Bloomfield and Healdsburg, and has edited more than 100 pictorial histories of California cities and towns.
She is currently editing a new history of Walnut Creek, California, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.