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My California: Journeys by Great Writers
The online home of My California: Journeys by Great Writers. Fly-fish the pristine waters of the Owens River. Step up to the microphone in a California honky-tonk. Surf the biggest waves California has ever seen. Mingle with ducks in an urban oasis. Roller skate through LA's Union Station. My California is a collection of narrative travel and adventure stories by twenty-seven of California's finest writers. It's also a labor of love: All of the contributors have donated their work so that proceeds from this special anthology can benefit the embattled California Arts Council.
This special anthology is a collaboration between Santa Monica-based Angel City Press and CaliforniaAuthors.com. All publishing proceeds will benefit the California Arts Council, an agency forced to suspend school writing, arts education programs and other grants in 2003 because of massive state budget cutbacks.
To make the project possible, all of the writers donated their work. Malloy Incorporated has generously donated the first printing of the book. The CaliforniaAuthors.com editor and creative director and the team at Angel City Press — including the sales manager and representatives who work with Angel City Press — are also contributing their services and talents. Los Angeles Publicist Jackie Green is donating her services, too.
In addition, world-renown artist David Hockney and the J. Paul Getty Museum have contributed use of Hockney’s "Pearblossom Hwy (11-18th April 1986 — second version)" on the cover.
Read Pico Iyer's introduction to My California.
Biography Resource Center - for a profile of authors' lives and works. (Your 14 digit library card number is required for remote access)