Category Archives: Hollywood’s Garden of Allah novels

Hollywood’s Garden of Allah novels, by Martin Turnbull follow life in Los Angeles and Hollywood in and around the famously infamous Garden of Allah Hotel on Sunset Boulevard (1927 to 1959.)

The ebook version of “The Garden on Sunset” is now FREE.

In anticipation of the release of the fourth book in the Hollywood’s Garden of Allah series “Searchlights and Shadows” I am excited to announce that the ebook of the first novel in the series is now available for… ~~oOo~~ “The … Continue reading

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Hollywood’s Garden of Allah novels – book 4: “Searchlights and Shadows” – blurb and first chapter

This morning I delivered the manuscript for my fourth Garden of Allah novel – “Searchlights and Shadows” – to my editor, Meghan Pinson at My Two Cents Editing. While Meghan spends November waving her editorial magic over it, I thought … Continue reading

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The Garden of Allah novels – Book 4 – Title and Cover art reveal

I am very happy to announce the title of the 4th book in my Garden of Allah series: “SEARCHLIGHTS AND SHADOWS” And just yesterday, I received the artwork for the cover: Artwork by Daniel Yeager at Nu-Image Design   The … Continue reading

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Announcing the release of the audiobook version of “Citizen Hollywood”

I am very pleased and proud to announce the release of the audiobook version of book 3 in the “Garden of Allah” series: Citizen Hollywood. The narrator of my audiobooks is John C. Zak and he has done another superb … Continue reading

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The Garden of Allah novels – coming to a screen near you???

Will the Garden of Allah Hotel live to see another day? It’s quite possible…if only on a movie studio backlot. I am very excited to announce that my first three books: The Garden on Sunset The Trouble with Scarlett Citizen … Continue reading

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Introducing the Garden of Allah Novels companion map of Los Angeles and Hollywood

I’ve always been a bit of a map fan, especially the sort of maps that show “Bright Spots of Hollywood” or a map of Beverly Hills courtesy of the Beverly Hills USO Canteen during WWII. At the top of my … Continue reading

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Announcing the release of Book Three of the Garden of Allah novels: CITIZEN HOLLYWOOD

I am very happy to announce that my next novel “Citizen Hollywood” is now available. The story picks up in April of 1939, a month after the end of The Trouble with Scarlett. ~oOo~ Theater and radio wunderkind Orson Welles … Continue reading

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Coming attractions: Book 3 of the Garden of Allah novels – “Citizen Hollywood” – Chapter 1

Progress toward publication of “Citizen Hollywood” – the 3rd novel in the Garden of Allah series – is about to take a big step: I’ll soon be sending the manuscript to my editor, Meghan Pinson, for the first (of two) … Continue reading

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The Evolution of a Book Cover – Part III – “Citizen Hollywood”

With the manuscript for my third novel in the Garden of Allah series – Citizen Hollywood – en route to my editor, Meghan Pinson at My Two Cents Freelance Editing, it was time to turn my attention to one of … Continue reading

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Meeting the voice inside my head: the creation of an audiobook

I am an avid audiobook fan. In fact, most of my non-fiction reading gets done via audiobooks which I listen to on my iPod while I walk to and from the gym every day. I wouldn’t get around to half … Continue reading

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