World’s First Comic Book for Oldsters

At long last—a comic book (dare we say, “graphic novel”?) for people of a certain age!

 [Yet it’s plenty dystopian enough for hipsters.]

Now available as a Kindle eBook–specially formatted so you can enjoy a panel at a time on compatible readers.… Read the rest

Miwok Means People

Miwok Means People, out of print since the 1970s, has been reprinted—and is also available as an eBook!  

Imagine you live in a self-contained village where your parents and their parents and all your forebears from the beginning of time have lived.… Read the rest

The Memoirs of Caesar Honore

August 1849. A young Bostonian’s fate is sealed less than two hours after he lands in San Francisco. Judge Hyrum Milton has a “curious enterprise” for the newly-minted parolee: disassemble the beautiful red-and-yellow-lacquered made-in-China Vista Del Mar bawdy house in Monterey (where the California Constitutional Convention is taking place) and reassemble it as the Vista Del Monte in the vortex of the California Gold Rush, Sonoran Camp.… Read the rest

Classroom Strategies

Open the windows and let some fresh air into your classroom!

Classroom Strategies for the Subversive English Teacher offers practical support, teaching strategies, and survival skills for an increasingly bureaucratic profession.

But wait…you’re not a teacher?

Subversive English Teacher is also chock full of wit, wisdom, and life lessons. … Read the rest

Avanti America

36 Tales of the Piemontese in a Small California Farming Paradise


Piemonte means “foothill”—at the foot of the mountains, in this case the Alps in northwest Italy, originally inhabited by Celtic-Ligurian tribes whose capital was destroyed by Hannibal. 

These are the colorful tales of the author’s extended family, immigrants to a unique part of the country—from a unique culture.… Read the rest

A Day with the Ant-People


Strange goings-on—the sun alters its course, the narrator’s dead wife appears and reappears, the house has separate rooms for everything—including junk mail—and a rock-throwing “war” against the railroad-tie Ant-People thieves.

This surrealistic tale will test your allegorical skills and tickle your sense of the absurd.… Read the rest