Monthly Archives: August 2016

Two Women in a Car: California to Alabama Day Four

… not to mention the cat. This is the fourth day on a road trip I took 30 July to 05 August 2016. Dear friend and fellow writer Debra found a new home in Alabama. Traveling in her Toyota Yaris with her and her cat Loki across … Continue reading

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Two Women in a Car: California to Alabama Day Three

… not to mention the cat. This is the third day on a road trip I took 30 July to 05 August 2016. Dear friend and fellow writer Debra bought a house in southern Alabama, leaving her California home of forty years. Traveling in her … Continue reading

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Americanization Teachers: Lillian in the Doorway and 1920s Lore Part Two

What drove me to write the 1924 romance novel Lillian in the Doorway? I won’t talk of the progression of interests that brought me to write about women living in boardinghouses far from home, hoping to find love. Each woman had left home for … Continue reading

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Two Women in a Car: California to Alabama Day Two

… not to mention the cat. This is the second day on a road trip I took 30 July to 05 August 2016. Dear friend and fellow writer Debra bought a house in southern Alabama, leaving her California home of forty years. Traveling in her … Continue reading

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Gangsters and Prohibition: Lillian in the Doorway and 1920s Lore Part One

Before and during the writing of the 1924 romance novel Lillian in the Doorway, I did much research and much consideration on how much to include in the story. I knew the focus had to remain on the romance between Lillian and Jens. Still … Continue reading

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Two Women in a Car: California to Alabama Day One

… not to mention the cat. This is the start of a seven part series on a road trip I took 30 July to 05 August 2016. A dear friend and fellow writer Debra bought a house in southern Alabama, leaving her … Continue reading

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