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HERE’S RACONTEUR-MUSICIAN-POET DAN BARTH WHOSE VERSE HAS KEPT ME IN SMILES AND TEARS FOR AN AGE. I FINALLY GOT THE CLEVER IDEA OF ASKING HIM ABOUT THE SOURCE OF ALL THOSE WONDERFUL WORDS. THE MAN HAS A LOT TO SAY. A QUICK CLICK ON HIS PICTURE WILL TAKE YOU TO THE INTERVIEW.
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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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POET LAUREATE ON STAGE - Dan Barth is both a personal and a professional friend. He’s even a relative of sorts, though explaining that connection might prove tedious and even unconvincing, so I’ll leave it alone. What matters most is that he’s a superb writer who’s given me hours of literary enjoyment both from reading his works and from commenting … Continue reading POET LAUREATE ON STAGE HIDING AND HURTING - S.C. Alban’s story, “The Woman Inside: Sara” reminded me of a phrase from “The Love Song of Alfred J. Prufrock: “to prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet.” Sara is walking her son to a park. We’re with her only a block or so, a wait at a stoplight. Were we … Continue reading HIDING AND HURTING TSUNAMIC INSPIRATION - Leza Lowitz’s Up From The Sea is the first artistic response I’ve seen to the Fukushima Tsunami/Nuclear disaster of 2013, and it’s a powerful, unique work. Unique, first of all, in that novels in verse are virtually unheard of, let alone carried off successfully. But unique, mostly, in that Lowitz makes this tale of a teen-ager, … Continue reading TSUNAMIC INSPIRATION WHEN IMMORTALITY IS A DRAG - In the ancient tradition of courtly love, it was conventional for storytellers to throw intense obstacles–sometimes years’ long–in the path of romance. To S.C. Alban’s star-crossed couple, such impediments are trivial. Giovanni and Katarina have been reaching out to one another for centuries, and their search has carried them halfway around the world. Blocking their union … Continue reading WHEN IMMORTALITY IS A DRAG A TYRANT WORTH CHECKING OUT - The Tyrant of Siena is one of Jude Mahoney’s series of action-packed historical novels called The Heroes of Florence. The hero in this case is Giovanni Lascorza, the wayward son of one of Florence’s most prominent citizens. As the curtain rises in 1483, he’s booted from the seminary where he’s been sent to reform his lustful ways for … Continue reading A TYRANT WORTH CHECKING OUT BONITA 5-STAR REVIEW - Here’s what Silvia Villalobos said: Bonita is a compelling story of self-discovery and courage, set in Northern California in the 1840s, when courage, particularly for a 12-year-old girl, took sheer grit. Discovering a past that’s been kept from her, including her name, stiffs Bonita with rage and sends her on a journey across a landscape … Continue reading BONITA 5-STAR REVIEW WHEN FRIENDS TURN STRANGE - Silvia Villalobos’ Stranger or Friend is in many ways one of those “you can’t go home again” tales in which the protagonist returns to her small home town from the city and finds she no longer belongs. Especially when it comes to solving a crime that reflects on the whole community of Pine Vale, Wyoming. L.A. Lawyer … Continue reading WHEN FRIENDS TURN STRANGE