Hi there - just a quick note to remind everybody that I'll be speaking at the California Writer's Club in Orange, California this Saturday. I'm looking forward to this presentation. For one thing, they sound like a great group, and I'm interested in learning more about them. In addition, because I'll be speaking to a group that will probably consist primarily of writers, I can delve a little bit more into the struggles that my grandfather went through to get published and more detail into what the pulp fiction writers of the 30s and 40s experienced as writers.
Plus it doesn't hurt that Orange is one of my favorite towns. My granfather lived there as well, from the late 1930s until the very early 1950s. They lived in a wonderful craftsman on Grand Avenue (while the pulps were still humming along and he was still making the bucks) and later in a much smaller house on LaVeta. The house on Grand is still there, and my aunt and I occasionally drive by and salivate over it - it's about 100 years old now and still magnificent. The house on LaVeta is gone, and probably a good thing. I don't think that was a good time for the Powers family.
Back to the California Writer's Club: here's their website: http://www.calwriters.org/
That's it for now!