Monday, July 25, 2011

The Valley: a novel

I'm revising my novel in public. You can watch it happen here. Thank you to This Isn't Happiness for the image.
In the late 19th century, California Senator Charles Maclay stood not far from here and proclaimed: “This is the garden of Eden!” Once upon a time, cowboys had galloped across its wide-open ranges, cattle had grazed under its looming Oak trees, and its acres of orange orchards had bloomed. Now, all that had been replaced by suburban sprawl: ranch-style houses, backyard pools, and strip malls.