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Serial: Down the River – Chapter Seven

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I’m finally revisiting the characters from The River City Chronicles nine years after their original timeline. I’ll be running the series weekly here on my blog, and then will release it in book form at the end of the run. Hope you enjoy catching up with all your faves and all their new secrets! Today, Carmelina gets a bit of a surprise… < Read Chapter Six Join my email list to get my weekly newsletter with notifications of new chapters. Chapter SevenItalian Surprise Carmelina swept into Ragazzi like she owned the place, which was not far from the truth. She’d … Read more

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Serial: Down the River – Chapter Six

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I’m finally revisiting the characters from The River City Chronicles nine years after their original timeline. I’ll be running the series weekly here on my blog, and then will release it in book form at the end of the run. Hope you enjoy catching up with all your faves and all their new secrets! Today, the bi high-school student is all grown up, and has a new crush, and an old flame too… < Read Chapter Five | Chapter Seven > Join my email list to get my weekly newsletter with notifications of new chapters. Chapter SixThat Was Then Marissa … Read more

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Serial: Down the River – Chapter Five

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I’m finally revisiting the characters from The River City Chronicles nine years after their original timeline. I’ll be running the series weekly here on my blog, and then will release it in book form at the end of the run. Hope you enjoy catching up with all your faves and all their new secrets! Today, we check in on a writer, who loved and lost… < Read Chapter Four | Read Chapter Six > Join my email list to get my weekly newsletter with notifications of new chapters. Chapter FiveLoralei Ben pecked at the keyboard, willing the words to come. … Read more

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Serial: Down the River – Chapter Four

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I’m finally revisiting the characters from The River City Chronicles nine years after their original timeline. I’ll be running the series weekly here on my blog, and then will release it in book form at the end of the run. Hope you enjoy catching up with all your faves and all their new secrets! The Ragazzi guys return… < Read Chapter Three | Read Chapter Five > Join my email list to get my weekly newsletter with notifications of new chapters. Chapter FourPapà and Babbo Diego Bellei laid out his ingredients with care across the wide marble countertop. Italian flour … Read more

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Serial: Down the River – Chapter Three

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I’m finally revisiting the characters from The River City Chronicles nine years after their original timeline. I’ll be running the series weekly here on my blog, and then will release it in book form at the end of the run. Hope you enjoy catching up with all your faves and all their new secrets! Today, one of River City’s gay couples returns… < Read Chapter Two | Read Chapter Four > Join my email list to get my weekly newsletter with notifications of new chapters. Chapter ThreeCardboard Box “You’re doing it wrong.” Marcos grinned. “You wanna come do it?” “I … Read more

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Serial: Down the River – Chapter Two

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I’m finally revisiting the characters from The River City Chronicles nine years after their original timeline. I’ll be running the series weekly here on my blog, and then will release it in book form at the end of the run. Hope you enjoy catching up with all your faves and all their new secrets! A familiar face in a new place… < Read Chapter One | Read Chapter Three > Join my email list to get my weekly newsletter with notifications of new chapters. Chapter TwoPane e Tulipani Carmelina stirred the muffin batter by hand, blending in fresh-cut apples, caramel, … Read more

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Serial: Down the River – Chapter One

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I’m finally revisiting the characters from The River City Chronicles nine years after their original timeline. I’ll be running the series weekly here on my blog, and then will release it in book form at the end of the run. Hope you enjoy catching up with all your faves and all their new secrets! We start out in a familiar place, but with someone new… Read Chapter Two > Join my email list to get my weekly newsletter with notifications of new chapters. Chapter OneRagazzi Ainsley Kim stared out of the window at the cars as they passed on Folsom … Read more

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Point of View: Revisiting the Past

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Eight and a half years ago, in late September 2015, I started out on a new writing adventure. It was just three months after the now infamous Golden Escalator Ride, and the world still seemed mostly sane. I decided to write a blog serial tale – a circle of friends story about found family, with just a dash of magical realism. It spring-boarded off my novella Between the Lines, and featured a wide cast of Sacramento characters, patterned on people and places I know well here in the River City. The serial ran every week without fail for just under … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: Dancing Between Your Ears

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My third audiobook release is coming out in November! The first one was for The Autumn Lands, done by the amazing Vance Bastian. The second, for my novella Cailleadhama, was narrated by Drew Bacca. Now I’m about to release the audiobook version of The River City Chronicles – my magical realism “circle of friends” tale that’s my love letter to Sacramento. It’s narrated by the talented Michael Lysan. And speaking about magical realism, there’s something magical about hearing your story come to life in the voice of a gifted narrator. Like when you see a film based on a book … Read more

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Rainbow Awards Honorable Mentions!

I’m thrilled to have not one but three honorable mention notices from the Rainbow Awards (which means I *could* be in contention for a win. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. The first is for River City: “I absolutely loved The River City Chronicles. The author acknowledges Armistead Maupin in the Foreword, but truthfully, I loved this book way more than Maupin. I figured out fairly early on where some of the plot points were headed, but it didn’t matter. It was just lovely to be immersed in this world. If only this was ‘book 1’ then I could … Read more