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Entries from May 2009

Smogtown honored with silver medal from Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Awards

May 15th, 2009 · No Comments

News link from the Independent Publisher Book Awards. Formal ceremony to be held in New York city later this month. Nearly 3,400 books in 65 different categories were entered. Smogtown tied with Where Have all the Flowers Gone? by Charles Flower for this tribute in the environmental category.

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So why would I risk so much to write about a little, gnarl-bodied dreamer in a wheelchair?

May 14th, 2009 · No Comments

This story, published some months back in a chain of indepedent community newspapers, dips its toe into that mystery. ” … Jacobs’ first book, Wheeling the Deal: The Outrageous Legend of Gordon Zahler, Hollywood’s Flashiest Quadriplegic, was begun as a gift to Jacob’s mother, Zahler’s sister. When the 1993 wildfires destroyed part of the Jacobs’ […]

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Smogtown named finalist for best environmental/ecology/nature book in the 2009 Independent Publisher Book (IPPY) Awards. Congratulations to all the writers in a pretty challenging time for books

May 5th, 2009 · No Comments

The final order of gold, silver and bronze medals will be announced later this month. Award page link. Here’s the verbatim block o’ copy from the IPBA’s people: “You Can Save the Earth: 7 Reasons Why & 7 Simple Ways, edited by June Eding (Hatherleigh Press); The Little Green Book, by Joseph R. Provey and […]

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The delirium of the post-bubble buyer’s market? Keep dreaming. My latest piece for the L.A. Times.

May 4th, 2009 · No Comments

“The confident smile Sam Rivero wore as he hunted for his first house had a lot to do with the buzz thumping in his ears. Ever since home values began sinking, pundits have touted the juicy opportunities for aspiring buyers priced out of the market before, and the young business-development executive heard that cue like […]

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