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Booking it Along the California Coast: A Book Tour / Road Trip Across the Pacific Coast

Final Installment of Eric D. Goodman’s Travel Essay Series Meeting Steinbeck Montecito, California, just outside Santa Barbara, is practically paradise. Today (and from what I am told, virtually every day) it is sunny and bright, not a cloud in the deep blue sky. Palm trees decorate the parking lot, and a cool breeze sweeps across the […]

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Booking it Along the California Coast: A Book Tour / Road Trip Across the Pacific Coast

Installment 9 of Eric D. Goodman’s Travel Essay Series Just 17 More Miles Before leaving Monterey for Santa Barbara, there’s one more sight I must see: Monterey’s famed 17-Mile Drive. I spent half a day on this 17-mile stretch when I was in the area a few years ago. I remember it fondly from when […]

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Booking it Along the California Coast: A Book Tour / Road Trip Across the Pacific Coast

Installment 8 of Eric D. Goodman’s Travel Essay Series Monterey: A Nostalgia Cannery Row in Monterey in California is not the only nostalgia on my agenda. I was a teenager when I lived in Monterey. My father was in the Navy, attending the Naval Postgraduate School, and we lived on base housing in the neighborhood […]

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Booking it Along the California Coast: A Book Tour / Road Trip Across the Pacific Coast

Installment 7 of Eric D. Goodman’s Travel Essay Series Do You Know the Way to San Jose? I was born in San Jose, so as the old song goes, I know the way. It probably maintains much of the same spirit described in the song. Compared to larger cities like San Francisco and LA, it […]

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Booking it Along the California Coast: A Book Tour / Road Trip Across the Pacific Coast

Installment 6 of Eric D. Goodman’s Travel Essay Series Hills and Valleys I guess everyone knows about the streets of San Francisco. The up and down of the streets over the hills is something you may know about, but don’t get a feel for unless you’ve actually driven them, or taken a trolley car up, […]

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Booking it Along the California Coast: A Book Tour / Road Trip Across the Pacific Coast

Installment 5 of Eric D. Goodman’s Travel Essay Series The Worst Commute Ever My day begins with a bit of apprehension and unpleasantness. It’s the damn rental car. When I picked it up about a week earlier in the cool, rolled-down window 2 a.m. darkness, it seemed fine. By the next day, when the windows […]

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Booking it Along the California Coast: A Book Tour / Road Trip Across the Pacific Coast

Installment 3 of Eric D. Goodman’s Travel Essay Series Expectations II Remember what I said about expectations? I was blown away by Point Lomas. But Balboa Park, which I’ve read is one of the largest and most impressive city parks in the world, doesn’t quite live up to my expectations. Don’t get me wrong, it […]

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Booking it Along the California Coast: A Book Tour / Road Trip Across the Pacific Coast

Installment 2 of Eric D. Goodman’s series on Booking it Along the California Coast Shade Hunter A friend and fellow writer moved from Baltimore to Coronado about ten years ago. In the first couple years after his move, he used to send an email every few days with a weather report, just to rub it […]

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Booking it Along the California Coast: A Book Tour / Road Trip Across the Pacific Coast

By Eric D. Goodman Mulholland Coyotes I’m driving along Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles at 3 o’clock in the morning. As my rented little Versa clatters higher and higher up the winding hill, the mist thickens until I can barely see three feet in front of me. The beams of my brights reflect off the […]

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Armageddon, Texas: Cover and Excerpt Release

Editor’s Note: Today we release the cover of Armageddon, Texas, the third and final volume of The Messiah Trilogy (October 2014). To celebrate the cover release, we have chosen the following excerpt to share with our readers. It is an excerpt from a chapter called “Two Great Lights.” So this was what was left of […]

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