TODAY’S GUEST IS THE PROLIFIC MARIE LAVENDER, AUTHOR OF A VIRTUAL LIBRARY FULL OF POEMS, STORIES, AND NOVELS IN A HOST OF GENRES.
MARIE’S LATEST NOVEL
UPON YOUR LOVE
WILL BE RELEASED ANY MOMENT. HERE’S A PEEK.
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NOW BACK TO MY OWN STUFF.
The third volume of the Vendetta Trilogy opens with 12-year-old BONITA in pre-gold rush San Francisco. Follow our heroine through peril and romance as she navigates the Mexican-American War, the gold rush, California Statehood, and transforms herself into a prominent entrepreneur.
“A compelling story of self-discovery and courage”–Author Silvia Villalobos
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EXPERIENCE A FAMILY’S STRUGGLE AGAINST A MARAUDER INTENT ON DESTROYING EVERY TRACE OF THEM AND THEIR LEGACY. SET IN 1908-1910 SAN FRANCISCO, THESE HISTORICAL THRILLERS COMPRISE TWO VOLUMES OF A CALIFORNIA FRONTIER TRILOGY. BONITA BEING THE THIRD.
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INDONESIA WELCOME #7–POTPOURRI - A DAY BY DAY SO IT GOES–JAVA STYLE Start with the negative, just because. Jakarta traffic is as bad as any we’ve ever encountered. Only Bangkok compares. The two-wheeled vehicles swarm like bees, weaving in and out of cars/buses. Still Erin says far more people die annually from TB than from traffic accidents. Probably … Continue reading INDONESIA WELCOME #7–POTPOURRI INDONESIA WELCOME #6 - MAGIC BALI Antonin Artaud led a theater movement in the 30’s and 40’s that argued for a drama that depended less on text and more on mysterious primal expressions of sound, movement, and light. He pointed toward Balinese dancers as the idea. When I was first introduced to his ideas in the 60’s I had … Continue reading INDONESIA WELCOME #6 INDONESIA WELCOME #5 - ON THE ROAD TO BALI All of you who have been wondering (everyone, I’m sure.) how a Hindu bastion such as Bali remains in the midst of the overwhelmingly Muslim and (somewhat) Christian populace as Indonesia, here’s the historical explanation. All true Bali was a good king with a peaceful kingdom full of happy people. … Continue reading INDONESIA WELCOME #5 INDONESIA WELCOME #4 - CRUISING ANCIENT TEMPLES An hour Southeast of Jakarta by air lies Yogyakarta, which to hear it told is confusing as hell because it sounds a lot like some alternate version of “Jakarta,” and to see it spelled looks nothing like “Jo-jee-karta,” which is they way it’s pronounced. Then there’s the truncated everyday nickname “Jojee.” All … Continue reading INDONESIA WELCOME #4 INDONESIA WELCOME #3 - THE SHADOW OF YOUR . . . EVERYTHING For a theater guy, the other day had it all. We headed for Batavia, what the Dutch East Indies Corporation called this (now Jakarta) Javanese port in honor of an ancient name for Holland. There’s a big plaza, 18th-19th century European buildings (very white) under restoration. By … Continue reading INDONESIA WELCOME #3 INDONESIA WELCOME #2 - INDONESIA–TIME TO PAY ATTENTION This is, we think, the fifth state department posting to which we’ve followed my USAID-employed niece Erin, her husband Sean and daughter Caitlin. Bolivia, Peru, Kazakhstan and (yes, we’re counting the in-country posting as well.) Washington D.C. came before. Though we were pretty much ignorant about the whole area before … Continue reading INDONESIA WELCOME #2 INDONESIA WELCOME #I - THE GREAT FLOOD It was the middle of the night. The festivities began with thunder and lightning, as all good tropical storms do down here on the equator. The world shook and reeled, earth and buildings reeling under fists of pounding roars. The ghost of our lost dog, Blue, galloped through my dreams, headed for … Continue reading INDONESIA WELCOME #I WHEN CHARON IS YOUR FRIEND - In the opening pages of Guarding Charon we meet Grace Adams, who is one miserable girl. She’s trapped in a town and a family that have her future mapped out for her. A future she can’t bear to imagine. She’s meant to marry the rich, brutal, and controlling Bruce Davis, whose family makes the rules for … Continue reading WHEN CHARON IS YOUR FRIEND FRANZESCA’S AUTHOR FETED AT HOME - [FROM THE LIFESTYLE SECTION OF THE SANTA YNEZ VALLEY NEWS] For 22 years before she moved to Solvang in June, Sandra Perez Gluschankoff had been visiting America’s Danish capital, and falling in love with everything from its vistas to its windmills. The imprint was such that when she wrote her second novel, “Franzisca’s Box,” she … Continue reading FRANZESCA’S AUTHOR FETED AT HOME