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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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Martin joins the Great Literary Blog Hop.

I was recently approached by editor/author Caroline Kaiser to participate in the Great Literary Blog Hop. As part of the blog hop, I’m required to answer four specific questions about my work. At the end, I’ll provide links to the … Continue reading

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Katharine Hepburn at the Garden of Allah Hotel (The Katharine Hepburn blogathon of May 2014)

When Margaret Perry asked me to participate in this wonderful Katharine Hepburn blogathon, I knew exactly what I wanted to write about: in 1941, Hepburn installed herself at the Garden of Allah Hotel and helped put together the first of … Continue reading

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The Holy Grail: One man’s search for the Garden of Allah Hotel scale model

Indiana Jones had his Lost Ark. Ponce de Leon had his Fountain of Youth. Sam Spade had his Maltese Falcon. And I, too, have been on the search for my own personal Holy Grail. At this point (October 2013) I’ve … Continue reading

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FROM HAYVENHURST TO THE GARDEN OF ALLAH: Celebrating the 100th anniversary of a Los Angeles icon

William Hay is a name not heard too often these days, but this year marks the 100th anniversary of the construction of what became one of the most iconic watering holes in Los Angeles history. Hay was a Los Angeles … Continue reading

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