Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Pasadena writers’


Désirée Zamorano

Désirée Zamorano
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From its shocking opening to its dream-like ending, Désirée Zamorano’s The Amado Women dishes out secrets, lies, and hurts as fast as we can gobble them up.  This is how Hometown Pasadena contributor Petrea Burchard begins her review of Zamorano’s new novel. Désirée Zamorano is Pushcart prize nominee and an award-winning short story writer. She’s had commentaries published […]

Death at the Voyager Hotel: a Novella

Death at the Voyager Hotel: a Novella

by Kwei Quartey Prologue In equatorial Africa, day breaks around 5:30 a.m. no matter the time of year. Morning preparations at the Voyager Hotel in Accra, Ghana follow a similar timetable. The breakfast buffet is laid out, the day staff arrives to take over from the graveyard shift, the janitor sweeps the lobby, and tour buses and hired […]

Candy Bar ’75: Part Two

Candy Bar ’75: Part Two

Editor’s Note: It’s a “stagnant” summer in Diamond Bar in 1975 and Darlene and her friend Deanna are headed to the club to check out the cute lifeguard Steve. Read Part One here. “Let’s head to the club now,” Deanna continues after a long slurp. “I think that new lifeguard Steve likes me. I wanna stare […]

Kwei Quartey & Death at the Voyager Hotel

Kwei Quartey & Death at the Voyager Hotel

Kwei Quartey is a physician with more than 20 years in the field of Internal Medicine, Urgent Care, and Wound Care. He also writes books. Mystery novels. Quartey was born in Accra, Ghana. His mother is African-American and his father is Ghanaian. His first book Wife of the Gods (2009) introduces Detective Inspector Darko Dawson who […]

Elizabeth the First Wife

Elizabeth the First Wife

Another laugh-out-loud romp through Pasadena by Lian Dolan (author of Vroman’s all-time best seller Helen of Pasadena) that oh-so-gently sends up institutions beloved (and sometimes berated) by us all, while keeping the plot moving and the characters familiar, believable, and relatable. Elizabeth Lancaster is a divorced professor of Shakespeare at PCC. She lives in a vintage […]

Book People Honors

Book People Honors

Boy, does this town have a lot of great writers. Just in the last few weeks alone, two of our own have earned national honors for their work. The most recent was children’s book illustrator and author Marla Frazee, whose new book (with Liz Garton Scanlon) All the Word just earned a 2010 Caldecott Honor […]

The Pasadena Short Story Project

The Pasadena Short Story Project

Local writer, comic and marketing consultant Paula Johnson is also the proprietor of the Rose City Sisters, a “online flash fiction blog” that publishes very short stories of 1,000 words or less. The writers don’t have to live locally, but their stories must have some connection to Pasadena. In the blog’s first year, it’s piled […]

Michelle Huneven

Michelle Huneven

Altadena resident (and native) Michelle Huneven is one of our finest writers, and if you doubt it for a moment, pick up her third novel, Blame, just published by Farrar Straus Giroux. A quietly captivating tale of a talented and beautiful Pasadena professor who struggles with alcoholism, men and, most of all, the guilt for […]

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