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Loaded Stories is my family memoir about growing up in raucous 1970s California. I tour the uncommon histories of my two fathers, the first shot and killed while hitchhiking in Tennessee, the second a hard-partying outlaw immersed in the general mayhem of post-Manson Family Los Angeles. Lurching from psychedelic gun-packed nightmares to mountain-top “Partridge Family” harmonies, my unique family history shaped by the raucous ’70s is explored in this personal essay.

I have a limited number of print copies available. Contact me if you’re interested.

Here are some reader responses and photos from the era.

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Cover Design and Illustration by Jeff McElroy


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