Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Old Roads and Shadows - May 2013

Now available at most major eBook distributors!

Laudizen King writes creative nonfiction: memoirs, travels, and stories that celebrate the human spirit and honor the diverse moments that comprise a mortal life. Unconventional yet accessible and emotive, these narratives follow Laudizen through six decades, yielding unique and authentic stories penned by an original author with a wide-ranging eye.

'Old Roads and Shadows' is a generous and eclectic collection that includes many of his best-known works: a fire and its emotional aftermath on his family (Paper and Fire), the story of two summit attempts on the highest peak in Southern California (Mt San Gorgonio), and the account of a backpacking trip to the Cabinet Mountains of Montana where he almost met a violent end, twice (Leigh Lake).

This collection also presents stories from his military days when he served in the US Army: the savage killings of James Workman and Eugene Cox in Saigon (Murder at Midnight), and an emotional duty assignment at Fort Bragg (Burial Detail).

Within this collection are stories celebrating the singer Joan Osborne, Richard Brautigan, Blood Mountain in Georgia, and Mt San Jacinto near Palm Springs.

Timeless and emotive, these stories hold something for everyone.

(approx 110,000 words)

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'Old Roads and Shadows' is also available for download at Apple, Barnes & Noble, and other eBook retailers.


A Special Cup of Coffee
Joan Osborne
The Ocean House
Bobby Fischer - In Memoriam
The Cosmic Bridge of November 1999
Talking to Carla Jean
Murder at Midnight
Blood Mountain
Brautigan Gift
Dog-Day Afternoon in the Laguna Mountains
Salters Pond, Beau Geste, and the Return of the Vikings
Snow Day
A Husband Dies
Cheers and Slainte
Burial Detail
On a Beach on Nantucket
La Grange
Mt San Jacinto, Winter 1991
Mt San Jacinto, Summer 1992
September 1959
Out of a Blue Sky
Mt San Gorgonio
Leigh Lake
Paper and Fire
Manchester Redux
The Dreams of a Young Man
Empty Bottle
I'm Seeing Keith Richards in the Morning
In the Grass of Mt Diablo
With Carlton Fisk, Forever
Induced Enlistee
First Flights
Leaving the Army
Snow Day at the Dugout
Off the Shoulder of Orion
In the Mind of the Artist
Baseball and Coffee
Foul Ball
Sto Lat
Sentinel Snow
October 5, 1980
Pasadena Lunch
Scouting, and the Tattoo Merit Badge
Chairman of the Board
The Product
The Fokker U 2
Piece of Work
Death Valley Wind
Awash and Adrift on the Hockanum River
Little Tokyo Moment
Born to Love Baseball
Heinrich Harrer
Song for Hollister
The Road to Paradise
Oscar Wilde on Death
The Queen City
Incident at Evergreen Lodge
Cuyamaca Mountains - Joy and Renewal

Thank you!


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