Joan Didion’s passing leaves a gaping hole in California letters

"The pixie dust she cast on the subjects she covered was dazzling," writes Heyday Publisher Steve…

Jonathan Taplin on “The Band: A History” podcast

The author of The Magic Years joins the podcast to talk about his time as

Jonathan Taplin on Dean Delray’s “Let There Be Talk” Podcast

Jonathan Taplin talks The Magic Years: Scenes from a Rock-and-Roll Life with actor and comedian…

Kathy Chin Leong on Twelve Ways to Activate Change, Heal, and Move Forward from Here

The author of San Francisco's Chinatown responds to the recent attacks on the Asian-American…

Learning to Love Plants

An excerpt from Atava Garcia Swiecicki's The Curanderx Toolkit on opening our minds and hearts to…

Linda Ronstadt to Publish New Book with Heyday

Feels Like Home will be a compelling confection of memoir, photo album, and cookbook that doubles…

Now Showing: The Hollywood Myth

Critic Mick LaSalle’s Dream State: California in the Movies explores all that is deceptive,…

Q&A with Mary M. Clare and Gary Ferguson about Full Ecology

The authors spoke with us about their recent road trip, the philosophy of Full Ecology, and how to…

Q&A with Ursula Pike about her forthcoming memoir

The author of An Indian among los Indígenas spoke with us about the context for her dazzling debut…

Rolling Stone: Jonathan Taplin tour-managed rock royalty. Now he’s telling his stories.

In a new memoir, Taplin recalls what it was like to watch Dylan go electric, George Harrison…

Sherry L. Smith discusses Bohemians West with the Autry Museum

Sherry L. Smith joins the Autry Museum online to discuss her latest book, Bohemians West, which…

The Minds Behind the Books: Heyday Intern Jada Hallman Reflects

For ten weeks, Stanford University student Jada Hallman ('23) has learned the unique inner workings…