Anthologies and Books
These wonderful books come to you through the efforts and authors of the High Desert Branch of the California Writers Club.
The HDCWC's latest anthology has just been released! This collection of poems, short stories, snippets of memoirs and personal memories will put a smile on your face and restore your good humor. A total of forty-one works from twenty-two HDCWC authors are combined in this collection. Don't be surprised if one of the stories makes you laugh out loud, or if you find yourself inspired to write a story or poem of your own. This anthology is titled "On the Lighter Side" for a reason. Read it, and you'll find out why.
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"For the Love of Writing" the 2015 anthology by the High Desert Branch of the California Writers Club. Available:
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"All Our Yesterdays: A Collection of Memoir Stories," is the second in a planned series of books of the Dorothy C. Blakely Memoir Project, conducted by the High Desert Branch of the California Writers Club.
Because senior citizens with fascinating stories to tell pass away every day, many of their stories are lost to future generations. In 2014 the HDCWC decided to teach local high school students the basics of memoir writing and asked that younger generation to interview their elders so that they could capture those vanishing legends.
This book is the 2015 collection.
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Before Jack London became a famous author, he was a kid growing up in Oakland. He loved to read. He worked delivering papers to help support his family. He went to school. And he had a best friend named Frank Irving Atherton. The two of them fished and hunted and explored. Some of their get-rich-quick schemes brought them into situations that were funny, and some situations that were more than a little dangerous. They had big dreams. There can be no doubt that Jack's dreams were bigger.
In the 1930s, Frank wrote a book about his boyhood adventures with Jack London and although it was never published, people like Russ Kingman and Jack's daughter, Joan London, did use Frank's manuscript as a resource for their published works. Joan did not want Frank's manuscript to become lost and forgotten, and so, in 1965, she gave a copy of it to the Oakland Public Library to be part of the Jack London collection.
Frank was Jack's lifelong friend. He always wanted the story of their friendship to be told. Now, these many years later, it seems the time is right. Thanks to Frank's granddaughters, his manuscript is being put in book form and will be made available to the public. It is a journey of two boys finding their way, with Jack London’s quick mind and adventurous spirit ever apparent.
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Senior citizens with fascinating stories to tell pass away every day without those tales being recorded for future generations. Concerned members of a respected writers club decided to teach local high school students the basics of memoir writing and asked that younger generation to interview their elders so that they could capture those vanishing legends.
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