Monthly Archives: November 2011

Coming attractions – the first chapter of “The Garden on Sunset”

I recently finished the editing stage of my novel, The Garden on Sunset, which puts me one step closer to publication. But, before we break out the marching bands, circus clowns and chocolate cake (there will be cake, won’t there…?) … Continue reading

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Romanoff’s – the quintessential restaurant in Make-Believe-Ville

In a continuing series looking at Hollywood restaurants where some of the scenes in my ‘Garden of Allah’ novels take place: Romanoff’s Only in a town built on the wispy foundations of ballyhoo, baloney and bull could a man like … Continue reading

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Knowing When To Pee May Be The Hardest Thing Anyone Can Learn

Any lingering doubt I had that the editing process is just a minor and inconvenient obstacle between me and finishing my novel was removed this week. I emailed my friend, fellow writer Caitlin Crowley, about a dream I had which … Continue reading

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Floating Casinos and “The Battle of Santa Monica Bay”

In a continuing series looking at Hollywood restaurants where some of the scenes in my ‘Garden of Allah’ novels take place: Floating Casinos and “The Battle of Santa Monica Bay” During the (pre-Vegas) 1920s and 30s, the laws that most … Continue reading

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