Larry Burns

My 8,000 mile writer’s retreat

For ten months I made the 192-mile round trip, arriving in Sunvale Village at sunrise. Typical days were filled with scavenging found materials from desert dump sites, repairing damage to the installation due to the harsh natural conditions of the Mojave Desert, and developing new story lines, context, and characters for Sunvale Village’s Facebook Page.

If You Give a Kid a Library Card…

Libraries sparked my early love affair with books. My second grade teacher at E. J. Marshall Elementary School held reading contests to keep bookworms like me busy over the summer. A favorite childhood memory is Mom taking me to the Chino Library. I’d arrive with...

Finding Your “Place” in Writing

Could you spot a writer in the wild? How do we write? The traditional montage includes someone typing merrily away on a keyboard, behind a closed door, with nothing to interrupt the transmission. Like clockwork, or an assembly line, the finished prose goes from mind...

We will always have the art of conversation

In the span of twelve hours, I managed to have three distinct, important, and meaningful conversations. I accomplished this feat without leaving the confines of Riverside CA no less! This was the liveliest, and thankfully the one recorded live by Hey Riverside. Feel...

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My Books

Click here to see titles in several genres. A common element? Characters learning about themselves through collaborative effort and finding beauty in the everyday experience. All make fine traveling companions.