Saturday, November 26, was Small Business Day in Lompoc, California, and we were invited to do a signing at a very special small business, The Bookstore. Why the (seemingly exclusive) name? Because, well, they actually are the only bookstore in Lompoc. Lompoc is one of those large small towns spreading across the Santa Ynez River … Continue reading A Day At The Bookstore
TULARE SIGNING IN LOMPOC
Santa Ynez Valley Star, Staff Reporter R Lawson Gamble will be holding a book signing for his latest novel titled "TULARE", the 10th book in the Zack Tolliver series. The signing will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, November 26 at The Book Store,1137 N. H Street, in Lompoc. (CA.) In TULARE, Zack … Continue reading TULARE SIGNING IN LOMPOC
AFTER TULARE…WHAT’S NEXT FOR ZACK?
With Zack Tolliver #10 in the hands of fans, we have already embarked upon Zack's next adventure. Now is this writer's favorite time, when the story begins and hundreds of empty pages wait to be filled. Anything can happen; the possibilities at the start of the journey are boundless. Zack's new destination has been decided, … Continue reading AFTER TULARE…WHAT’S NEXT FOR ZACK?
Love For Tulare
It is rewarding as well as motivating to receive kind words for a project that has consumed nearly ten months of one's life. TULARE stands as the longest of the Zack Tolliver, FBI, series to date. Ten months is a long time to work at a single project–– and a long time for readers to … Continue reading Love For Tulare
TULARE AUTHOR INTERVIEW with the SANTA YNEZ STAR
Excerpted “Author R Lawson Gamble has published the 10th novel in his “Zack Tolliver, FBI” series titled “TULARE.” The long awaited novel is now on pre-sale at Amazon.com. The longest book of the series, so far, takes the reader from the Navajo Nation, where the story begins, to California’s Central Valley, where Tolliver and Eagle … Continue reading TULARE AUTHOR INTERVIEW with the SANTA YNEZ STAR
TULARE’S TWO-SPIRIT PEOPLE
Early readers of TULARE, Zack Tolliver, FBI #10 now on pre-order at Amazon, have been puzzled by the concept of a Two-Spirit person, as personified among the Yokuts in the novel. I have leaned on an essay by Deborah A. Miranda, of the Ohlone-Costanoan Esselen Nation, Chumash. Her title, Extermination of the Joyas : Gendercide … Continue reading TULARE’S TWO-SPIRIT PEOPLE
TULARE is on Pre-order: Is That Good?
The benefits to an author from placing a book on pre-order (allowing readers to purchase copies before its release) is clear. Many publishers facilitate the practice and many authors do it. However, there are risks. The benefits to readers are dependent on a number of factors, but those who enjoy the author and would purchase … Continue reading TULARE is on Pre-order: Is That Good?
TULARE IS HERE!
As I have observed before (probably too many times), my fiction is binary in nature. I simply place my protagonists in a location with an idea. The characters then make a series of decisions from the beginning of the story to the end. Yes or no? Up or down? Left or right? These decisions determine … Continue reading TULARE IS HERE!
BOOKS AND WINE
Books and wine go together like a horse and carriage, or for those too young for that pairing - pen and paper, toast and jam, keyboard and monitor, government and taxes - take your pick. Here in central California, books and wine are most appropriately paired. Which is why I hold author events at vineyards … Continue reading BOOKS AND WINE
As recently as 1850, Tulare Lake, in the San Joaquin Valley, was the largest body of water in the United States west of the Great Lakes, its shores thick with cattails and tule reeds, speckled with brilliant wild flowers, and inhabited by migratory waterfowl and birds of every description. Deer, antelope, and elk drank from … Continue reading Tulare