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A summery fruit salad of golden-era-Hollywood-ness from a sweltery Los Angeles

Hello from an unusually sweltery Los Angeles where we can no longer say “But it’s a dry heat” because apparently we don’t have that anymore… At any rate, I realized recently that I hadn’t blogged much of late, but that’s … Continue reading

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Announcing the release of Book Seven of Hollywood’s Garden of Allah novels: “TINSELTOWN CONFIDENTIAL”

Way, way back when I started writing the Hollywood’s Garden of Allah novels, I knew there was plenty of giddy goings-on to write about in the 1920s, ‘30s, and ‘40s: the arrival of sound, the end of Prohibition, the coming … Continue reading

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Announcing the release of the audiobook of “Twisted Boulevard”

But first, a humblebrag… One of the hardest parts of independently publishing your own work is cajoling / convincing / coaxing your readers to write a review. Authors live in a world where our success is governed largely by this … Continue reading

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Tinseltown’s next big game-changer: revealing the 7th Hollywood’s Garden of Allah novel

It wasn’t until I started researching golden-era Hollywood that I realized every few years, a game-changer came along that forced Hollywood to pivot. First came the advent of sound; then the perfection of Technicolor; and then Gone with the Wind … Continue reading

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Announcing the release of Book Six of Hollywood’s Garden of Allah novels: “TWISTED BOULEVARD””

I am very happy to announce that my new novel “TWISTED BOULEVARD” is now available! ~oOo~ The late 1940s were a perilous time in the film industry. Many Hollywoodites assumed that they were done with the venomous HUAC and that … Continue reading

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When you see your own name on IMDB

As an author of historical fiction that focuses on life in and around Los Angeles and Hollywood during the 1920s, 30s, 40s, and 50s, one of my go-to research sites is, naturally enough, the Internet Movie Database. I spend much … Continue reading

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A Wonderland-esque road of unimagined marvels: revealing the 6th Hollywood’s Garden of Allah novel

The Los Angeles Public Library recently featured me in their Local Author Spotlight series (more about that later). I was very flattered to be included, but it wasn’t until the interview was published this week, that I began to reflect … Continue reading

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