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In S01E01 of Castle, Rick is playing poker with other (real life) authors:

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Going by Wikia, the guy with the glasses is James Patterson. The chap on the right is Stephen J. Cannell (and the one with his back to the camera is Rick himself). Who's the lady on the left and who's the blonde (that I don't remember seeing)?

EXTERNAL EDIT: Here's a better picture of the brunette. She's definitely the dealer.

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The only thing I can find says that "the woman" is just a dealer. –  JohnP Nov 27 '13 at 14:59
    
@JohnP I wondered if they were perhaps other writers or alternatively, the wives of Patterson and Cannell. –  coleopterist Nov 27 '13 at 16:05
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Unless you can get ahold of one of the writers, I don't know a way to tell. I went to my usual sites and a couple obscure fan sites and that's the best I could find. Although the blond does bear a resemblance to Kym Jackson, I don't think that's her. –  JohnP Nov 27 '13 at 18:03
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The blond is actress Kym Jackson according imdb.com

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1249826/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t24

The brunette seems to have been a uncredited extra who has the misfortune of not having her role documented. She is not a writer nor a television producer like Patterson or Cannell.

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Looks kinda like Sue Grafton, writer of the Alphabet series featuring private-eye Kinsey Millhone. Grafton was once a TV writer, which is why she has an aversion to her books being "picked up" for script treatments.

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The hair is very different and she looks younger than Grafton. It could always be a wig, but this quote from the show's creator a year after this episode (3rd paragraph) means Grafton hadn't appeared on the show yet. –  Walt Jul 2 at 7:26
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