GUEST POST: How to Write Book Reviews by Nina Romano

As a new indie author, I'm acutely aware of the importance of book reviews. They help convince readers to read the story and, more generally, help promote the book. But here's the thing. There are lots of people like me who read and love lots of books, yet rarely leave [...]

After Chavez Ravine: Eviction Trauma

My mother and her family lived in Chavez Ravine. It’s the place where Dodger Stadium now sits, just north of downtown Los Angeles. Before the bulldozers arrived, it was a tight-knit community of mostly working class Mexican American families. The Castaneda’s lived in the Palo Verde neighborhood on Bishops Road [...]

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