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Rosa del Duca is a writer, journalist, teacher and musician. A California transplant, she grew up in Montana, where she joined the National Guard at 17 years of age. Four years later she was fighting to declare herself a conscientious objector. That tumultuous time is the subject of several published essays and a memoir just accepted for publication. 

On the fiction side, Rosa is polishing her first novel, which focuses on a television reporter yanked from the fluff beat and assigned to a disturbing kidnapping case in the Central Valley. 

When Rosa isn't writing or pumping out the news at NBC Bay Area, she's leading local writers' groups at the Hayward Public Library and the San Lorenzo Public Library and making music. 

Rosa's folk rock band Hunters, recently released a third album, We All Go Up the Mountain Alone Together:

In November of 2015 she released her second solo album, Love Letters: