Walking Topper: Elsie Louis

Deciding where to meet Topper and me was an easy choice for Elsie Louis. I had asked her to pick out one spot in all of San Luis Obispo County that was special to her. She invited us to see a tree. A young Camilla-stewartia grows in the garden at the Dallidet Adobe in SanContinue reading “Walking Topper: Elsie Louis”

Mayor Fred

All is not harmonious in Harmony these days. A popular fixture in this tiny Highway 1 community died earlier in the month, and the locals are dealing with a profound sense of loss–what one grief-stricken person terms “a large hole in my heart.” Fred, after all, was their mayor, a life-long resident. Leaders come andContinue reading “Mayor Fred”

Envy: The Four-Letter Word for Writers

There is a scene in my movie screenplay Authors Anonymous where Colette, the New Age, unpublished, Danielle Steel-wannabe, confronts fellow writer Hannah, who has already scored an agent, a book deal, a movie deal and now an invitation to meet a famous author. “Why does all this happen to you, and only to you?” aContinue reading “Envy: The Four-Letter Word for Writers”