Tommy ran into the house, and the backyard was quiet again. The gun felt cold in my hand. I dropped [...]


War Stories

Growing up, I remember hearing Mother tell stories about an artillery shell exploding on Long Beach Boulevard as a result [...]

Past the Trestle

Past the Trestle

I reach for the .38 hidden behind a book, then think, Why bother? He’ll just buy another. My dad said [...]


Before the Wall

From my house on Cambridge Street in North Long Beach, my family and I could hear the cars and trucks [...]


New Orleans by New Orleans

New Orleans by New Orleans, 2012

New Orleans by New Orleans is a collection of short fiction, poetry and non-fiction, all inspired by New Orleans. It is a poignant portrait of a beautiful city, presented through the eyes of its own community. The collection features over fifty works by well-known authors whom New Orleans is fortunate to claim, and up-and-coming writers [...]

Book by Authors - North Long Beach Anthology 2009

Book by Authors: North Long Beach Anthology, 2009

Book by Authors: North Long Beach Anthology focuses on one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the nation. As one entry tells us, dozens of languages can be heard spoken on a single block. A rich tapestry of writers reveal their truths – in total, producing this exciting tome about North Long Beach’s past, present [...]

Book by Authors 2006

Book by Authors, 2006

Book by Authors is an anthology of creative works by local writers and artists that showcases our local talent, helps unveil who we are as a community (both intellectual and experiential) and produces both a learning tool and an inspiring opportunity for our youth. Sample Stories Once Upon a Time in Long Beach The first [...]