It’s not every day that you get to announce the culmination of a project that’s taken ten years, but today is such a day. I am happy and excited and relieved and sad and amazed and more than a little verklempt to announce the publication of Closing Credits, the ninth and final novel in the Hollywood’s Garden of Allah series.
Ten years ago all I had was an idea—but it was a doozy: Tell the story of the Garden of Allah Hotel and the unfolding evolution of the golden era of studio-system Hollywood through the eyes of three ambitious wannabes. Somehow, I instinctively knew who my three main characters were: Marcus Adler, Kathryn Massey, and Gwendolyn Brick. I knew what they looked like, talked like, how it felt to be around them, their strengths and flaws, and what their journey through 1920s, ’30s, ’40s, and ’50s Hollywood was going to be like. All I had to do was write it!
Well, yes, okay, there was a little bit more to it than that (my research bibliography totals over 140 books) but now that I’ve typed the final “THE END”, it astounds me that I’ve gone from:
This is my original note that I made when the idea came to me back in 2008.
When I started, I didn’t know anyone who had done what I was setting out to do. And nobody certainly knew who the heck I was. But now I have nine titles out (plus three boxed sets), and there are a ton of enthusiastic people who follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter, and my books have been optioned for the screen. But more importantly, I’ve met all sorts of wonderful people who share my passion for this remarkable era where like-minded, creatively inclined kindred spirits worked together to invent and refine an art form that reached every corner of the globe. To each and every one of you who have been cheering me on, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support, comments, emails, tweets, and messages. It’s really meant the world to me during this decade-long marathon that seems to have flown by.
You can read the Closing Credits description and first chapter HERE.
Closing Credits is now available in the following formats:
Book Depository (free shipping worldwide for all paperbacks)
Audiobook – COMING SOON!
For more information, see the Closing Credits page on my website
When you have read Closing Credits, if you have the chance and inclination, I’d really appreciate it if you could leave a review on whichever website you bought it. Rate it as many stars as you see fit, and give your honest opinion. Just a couple of lines will do! The more reviews a book has, the higher its profile rises. Thanks!
PS – Or if you’re not comfortable leaving a review, I’d still love to hear from you.
Now that Closing Credits is available, the 3rd Hollywood’s Garden of Allah novels trilogy is also available (ebook only):
The Hollywood’s Garden of Allah novels trilogy #3
Book 7 – Tinseltown Confidential
Book 8 – City of Myths
Book 9 – Closing Credits
Hollywood’s Garden of Allah novels:
- Book 1 – The Garden on Sunset
- Book 2 – The Trouble with Scarlett
- Book 3 – Citizen Hollywood
- Book 4 – Searchlights and Shadows
- Book 5 – Reds in the Beds
- Book 6 – Twisted Boulevard
- Book 7 – Tinseltown Confidential
- Book 8 – City of Myths
- Book 9 – Closing Credits