For those of you who prefer to consume their Hollywood historical fiction through their ears, you might be happy to hear about my latest release: the audiobook version of the 9th and final installment in my Hollywood’s Garden of Allah novels:
BOOK 9: CLOSING CREDITS
My wonderful narrator, Price Waldman, who also narrated Book 8: City of Myths is back to give voice to Closing Credits, in which the 1950s, the Hollywood studio system, and the Garden of Allah Hotel on Sunset Boulevard all come to an end.
Sometimes the end is only the beginning.
Kathryn Massey thought a long-forgotten secret was dead and buried—just like the 1950s are about to be—but when a mysterious list circulating Screenland ignites salacious rumors about the gossip columnist, it’s her life that now falls under the magnifying glass.
Marcus Adler is a rare survivor of the Hollywood blacklist. Beset by writer’s block, he’s intrigued by an abandoned box in the basement of the Garden of Allah Hotel. Its contents could rejuvenate his career—but cost him his reputation.
Gwendolyn Brick stumbled into the blossoming television industry. No fan of the spotlight, she’s conflicted by the opportunities coming her way. Things are about to change, and when she teams up with Lucille Ball, she won’t let the network stop the rapid march to progress.
On busy backlots and in quiet basements, secrets and lies dance with fame and failure amid Hollywood’s dying golden era. Nobody knows how this movie’s going to end . . . but it’ll be one for the ages.
The Closing Credits audiobook is available through:
Links to the paperback and ebook versions are on the Closing Credits page on my website.
As I reported in my last post – Is there life after the Hollywood’s Garden of Allah hotel? – I am now working on a novel about the original Garden of Allah resident, Alla Nazimova. And in fact, last weekend I finished the first draft. Completing a first draft means the story no longer exists solely in your head but is now in a form that you can do something with. It’s an important milestone because you can’t polish into a sparkling diamond a manuscript that you haven’t written yet.
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
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