I love Los Angeles. I love the light. I love the eclecticism and the architecture. Most of all I love the people.

So, when I satirize, or say dark things about the city in my novel, know that it comes from an abiding devotion to a place I call home.

These pictures are not from my home. This place was designed by Rudolph Schindler and opened to the public this past Sunday by a generous soul who let us enjoy the intersection between architecture, art, and tranquility.


And yes, I did walk in and say, “Wow!”


Today there will be only one post as I am setting things up to release the book tomorrow on Kindle.


There are days that feel like a feast, and yesterday was one of them.

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  1. May 19, 2014


    • May 20, 2014

      You know the light is good if you can get snaps like that on your phone 😉 .

  2. Heather in Arles
    May 19, 2014

    Gorgeous. And do you know that I thought today that I am already looking forward to rereading “It’s in His Kiss”? No kidding!

    • May 20, 2014

      Heather! But you know what happens… However, it makes me so happy to hear that!

      • Heather in Arles
        May 20, 2014

        I guess I liked the characters and how they developed most! Plus I was zooming through it at warp speed that I know I will get to appreciate the details better on a second go ’round. 🙂

      • May 20, 2014

        You know how it is when you write…a lot of those characters I became very fond of. xox, V

  3. George Kaplan
    May 19, 2014

    I think it unlikely that the Good side of the City of Angels could ever have a better champion than you, Vickie.
    (Hey, no need for dry heaving!)

  4. George Kaplan
    May 19, 2014

    Oh, and I just thought of the perfect – and perfectly obvious – song to accompany this post: Randy Newman’s I Love L.A.!

    • May 20, 2014

      That’s funny! When I was in college in New York I listened to Randy Newman singing about how grungy and absurd everything was, it wasn’t until later that he started to sing the praises of his home town 😉 .

  5. May 19, 2014

    Gorgeous and, yes, WOW. And your love of LA shines through, all the time, in everything you write.

    • May 20, 2014

      The house above was one to fall in LOVE with…

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