"[Golden State 2017] is at its best, for me, when the authors treat California as a character rather than set dressing. William Hillyard does just that in “Wonder Valley” when he recounts the tale of Ned Bray and the end of Ricka McGuire 'in this nowhere corner of the Mojave.' Part anecdote, part history lesson, Hillyard transports you so thoroughly in his descriptions that you’ll need to drink a glass of water when you finish." --Hippocampus Magazine http://www.hippocampusmagazine.com/2017/08/review-golden-state-2017-the-best-new-writing-from-california-by-lisa-locascio/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=socialnetwork
Join me at Gatsby Books in Long Beach on Saturday, May 27 at 3pm for the final Southern California stop on the Golden State 2017 book tour.
I will be reading an excerpt of "Wonder Valley" from Golden State 2017 at The Last Bookstore, in DTLA, on Thursday, May 25th at 7:30 PM. Should be a great event with some great readers!
Come see William Hillyard read from Wonder Valley at Bank of Book in Ventura, California, May 24th at 5PM!