Author Archives: Gabriella West

About Gabriella West

Author of LGBT historical fiction and contemporary romance.

Beto and Pete: A Tale of Two Articles

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In this election season, good journalism is important. But what happens when “good journalism” comes up against people’s uncritical adoration of a candidate? Janet Malcolm around the time the book came out. We all know…

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Loma Prieta Memory: Reading Pinter by Candlelight

(Note: I lived through Loma Prieta in 1989, which is now, incredibly, 30 years ago. The first section of this essay was written in 1999, on the 10th anniversary of the earthquake.) I’d been in San Francisco for a little over a … Continue reading

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A Short Month, but an Exhausting One!

September was pretty exhausting! Due to a reshuffle at a magazine I work for, I was unexpectedly placed in a different role: copyediting rather than proofing. When I used to work for the Pacific Sun in San Rafael, I envied … Continue reading

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A Thought for the Day (and the Days Ahead)

“It’s OK for our hearts to be broken over the world. What else is a heart for?” ~ Joanna Macy

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Summer Has Started

It would have been Anthony Bourdain’s 63rd birthday today. Enjoy a listen to his inimitable voice. He manages to bring out the poetry in Waffle House. Today is a day to remember him with love. Today would have been Anthony … Continue reading

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Beto and Pete: A Tale of Two Articles

In this election season, good journalism is important. But what happens when “good journalism” comes up against people’s uncritical adoration of a candidate? We all know the stereotype of the “hit piece.” In Janet Malcolm‘s 1990 book The Journalist and … Continue reading

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The Day That Notre Dame Burned

It was Tax Day, and that’s bad enough, but it turns out that April 15, 2019, will go down as the day that Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris burned almost completely. The two great towers are still standing, at least. Hours … Continue reading

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The Abstract-Impressionism of Berthe Morisot and Joan Mitchell

    Guest blogger Paula Butterfield’s novel about the life and work of impressionist artist Berthe Morisot, “La Luministe,” will be published by Regal House on March 15, 2019. She stops by to discuss the surprising similarities between Morisot and … Continue reading

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Dorothy Richardson, overlooked modernist writer

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Richardson was a pioneering modernist writer. When I was an ardent young intellectual in the early ’90s, I took a class on Modernist Women Writers with the poet Kathleen Fraser at SFSU. One of our…

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Upcoming in March: Read an E-Book Week, Followed by Guest Blogger Paula Butterfield

February has been shooting by, and I have not posted here, but let me remedy this before the month disappears completely into the rearview mirror! The first week of March (March 3-9) is the time for Read an E-Book Week … Continue reading

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