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California Dreamin'

All the leaves are brown...well, not yet.  But the sky is gray.

San Diego

"I write for those who have/ no comfort now and will never have any." -- A.R.Ammons

 

Well, here we are again, with my book in competition for the One Book One San Diego literary shindig.  How odd, to have one's hometown looking at the work.  Makes me pensive.

 

Frank Zappa Said...

..."The torture never stops." I've been thinking about this lately. I will write more about this in our continuing coversation about craft and writing and the writing life. But things are on my mind, a convolution of things and events. Lots of feelings. Yes: I won the National Hispanic Cultural Center Award--partially for writing, but partially for helping others. I have to admit, that part makes me really happy. And proud.

Book club members have been some of my most enthusiastic and careful readers. I’m thrilled to share my work with you, answer your questions and tell you some of the stories behind the stories. This is our spot, just for us. Here, we can chat:  If I’m nearby, I’ll come and visit your club. Otherwise, we can Skype, talk over the phone or email. Sometimes, I’ll send surprises or hold contests.

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