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Guest Author: John Vorhaus

Guest Author: John Vorhaus
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Guest author John Vorhaus has visited here before. The guy’s prolific, with six novels to his name and a plethora of other books besides. Here, a sample of John’s eloquence:   The Search for Purpose is the Purpose Having just finished writing my latest novel, Poole’s Paradise, an Imperfect Search for Purpose, I now find […]

Namesake

Namesake

This morning my neighbor did me the great honor of naming one of her butterflies after me. J owns a small butterfly pavilion,and is doing her part to regularly bring new butterflies into the world. This is not Petrea, however. Petrea is shy and retiring, doesn’t like to have her picture taken. This is Tickle, […]

An Intimate Heist

An Intimate Heist

Kidd’s Jewelry Heist in South Pasadena is a cache of trinkets and treasures, surrounded by Victorian finery and cozy divans. It’s the perfect place for an intimate party. And that’s just what we’re going to have on November 14th with the Girl Friday Book Club. There’s a lot of information on the flyer below, but […]

Wilma’s Holiday

Wilma’s Holiday

Wilma behaved beautifully last night and didn’t bark at any trick-or-treaters. After the festivities, I asked her how she was feeling. “Bring me a lemon coke, child,” she said. “Mama needs to rest.” Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Editing Your Stories

Editing Your Stories

How many stories do you have in your heart, waiting to be told? What keeps you from telling them? Sometimes you start to write and it gets too complicated and the characters don’t do what you want them to do and the locations aren’t clear and the timelines won’t fit and you begin to lose […]

Burbank Library’s Local Authors’ Showcase

Burbank Library’s Local Authors’ Showcase

Sales can be exhausting. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Ideas

Ideas

It may feel like inspiration comes from nowhere. But I think we create it ourselves. My father-in-law says “preparation, incubation, inspiration, implementation.” To me this means research, thought, the aha moment and the jotting down. Lately I’ve been doing the preparation and incubation part: I research a possibility, think about it, look it up in […]

October 18th in Altadena

October 18th in Altadena

Big doings in Altadena this weekend! What to do, what to do? Here are a couple of things not to miss. I’d say go to the rally first, then head off to Eliot School because: Altadenish must vote Yes on Measure A November 4th—that is, if the Altadena Libraries are to survive. This Saturday there […]

Art Night II

Art Night II

Art Night Pasadena brings happy crowds to Pasadena’s many art venues and last night that included the Central Library. It was a family-friendly event with local authors, artists, dancers and musicians and it was a huge success. How often does my book get its picture taken with celebrities? The Reiyukai Creative Recycling display was particularly […]

Freebies

Freebies

Blog friends have been my online support through thick and thin. I think you’ve all read Camelot & Vine by now. You’ve certainly heard enough about it. But as the publication of Act As If approaches, I want to give you some chances to read Camelot & Vine or share it with a friend for […]

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