My California: Journeys by Great Writers is an exciting collaborative publication by CaliforniaAuthors.com and Angel City Press. This compilation of insightful travel and adventure stories by 27 California authors and journalists centers around traveling to or living in various places in the state. Having gone through six printings to date, all proceeds from the book's sales benefit the California Arts Council and literature programs statewide.
This unique project is made possible through the generosity of everyone involved--the editors, the publisher, the printer, the original publicist, and all 27 authors. Additionally, artist David Hockney and the J. Paul Getty Museum have granted permission to use Mr. Hockney's Pearblossom Hwy. 11-18th April 1986 (second version) photo collage for the cover.
This extraordinary gesture is a display of generosity, civic responsibility, and a great concern for the state of public funding for the arts in California. The California Arts Council especially thanks Paddy Calistro of Angel City Press and Donna Wares of California Authors.com for their spearheading of the project and their continued efforts to make this project a success.
a book for those who know California ... or think they do
Want to read My California? Get a copy--or many--from Angel City Press here.
The prestigious list of 27 California writers who donated their work to My California.
- Dr. Kevin Starr
University of Southern California; Author, Americans and the California Dream series
- Ray Bradbury
Book clubs, libraries and others using My California. in group settings may be interested in these discussion questions to encourage group discussion.