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The Trip Into the Milky Way-Five Chapter Sample

One Eric and I stood side by side on the sidewalk that frosty, harvest evening, watching Chris march up the darkened street of old Craftsman homes alone. Sycamores towered over us and him and the entire block, their crooked old limbs mostly barren of leaves in late autumn. “He looks like a Roman legion,” I said of Chris. Eric chuckled with his hands in his pockets. “He does, doesn’t he? Like Marc Anthony, off to conquer Gaul. All that sucker needs is a sword and Read More +

The Pied Piper of Robin Glen

Robin Glen was not really the name of the town where I grew up, but as names go, it fits well enough. Orange groves carpeted the valleys. Avocado trees brushed the russet-colored hills. Snow-capped mountains glistened on the far horizon. In the days of my youth, Robin Glen was very much like one of those postcards they made about Southern California back in the fifties. The town was so far off the beaten path, the eucalyptus lined back roads simply wandered up into the hills Read More +

The Trip Into the Milky Way

If you are interested in novels about Americans in Mexican prisons, or crime fiction based in the sixties, look no further. I did time in a Mexican prison for smuggling back in the day and that experience is the center piece of my novel, The Trip Into Milky Way. Who could have imagined things turning out that way. When I smoked my first joint and stuck out my thumb and bummed my way up north through Big Sur and joined in the summer of love, Read More +