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New at Authors Road

Interview with Ivan Doig

My Ford Magazine,
"Writing Their Own Adventure"

Upcoming: Authors Road at the
Malibu Library Speaker Series

February 18, 2015

For four years we’ve driven around America meeting and video interviewing many of our best storytellers.

We've spoken with novelists, poets, screen and playwrights, a songwriter, science and sci-fi authors, journalists, publishers, a librarian, experts on five dead masters, and more. And in these chats you will find inspiration, insight, brilliance, and a few good laughs.

It’s a remarkable journey of discovery, and one we’re very proud to share.

We travel with our trusty sidekick, Ella, in a truck we named “Rocinante Tres” (like Don Quixote’s horse and John Steinbeck’s camper-truck in Travels with Charley), hauling a 5th wheel trailer we call “Hardscribble Hacienda” (after the home of an old friend, writer Hugh Mulligan).

On our travels some folks have asked us why we are doing this. Here are our answers:

  • We are doing this project because we’re avid readers and writers who love to travel and are curious about the dynamic changes in today’s writing and publishing scene.
  • We are doing this because storytelling is humankind’s most ancient, sacred and vital art.
  • We are doing this to create a body of work about the art of writing and the current world of publishing . . . and share it.
  • We are doing this to honor one of America’s greatest natural resources — its writers.

Keep Authors Road on the road!

Salli, George & Ella in the doorway of Hardscribble Hacienda
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Here are our writers by genre. Most of our authors write fiction; many of them write in more than one category. All are worth exploring, no matter what you normally read . . . or write.

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