May 8, 1959 is a day that Rachel Cantu will never forget.
It’s the day Los Angeles sheriff’s deputies forcibly evicted her family from their grandparents’ home in the Palo Verde neighborhood of Chavez Ravine.
The media had turned out in force, so there are lots […]
My mother always wore her hair short. Really short. It looked fantastic on her with her high cheekbones and high-bridged nose.
Then I was scrolling online and saw one of those clickbait galleries that show you what a famous person would look like today. Love those!
There is a character in my urban fantasy novella, The Monsters of Chavez Ravine, nicknamed Ripper.
The residents of the old neighborhoods of Palo Verde, Bishop, and La Loma were big on nicknames. In photographer Don Normark’s stunning book, Chavez Ravine […]
In my urban fantasy novella set in the hills above Los Angeles, a doctor from Chinatown makes several house calls to the injured residents living in Chavez Ravine.
Chinatown is a little over one mile away, and less than five minutes […]