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Ten Tales for Troubled Times...Are we in control of our lives, or merely at the mercy of fate?

In The Channel collection, Los Angeles becomes the tapestry against which ten stories unravel. They take place from the early 1950s to the not-too-distant future. Each of the protagonists experiences life altering dilemmas. Some are unprepared for their reversals. Others are not. How well they cope is for you to determine.



“Susan Alcott Jardine writes with intelligence and insight. She is a born storyteller whose narrative draws us to the dimly lit corners of imagination.”

-Gary Sturm, author of The Secrets of Time and Dreamers and Other Stories



“Jardine is a master of the unexpected. Her collection of stories (The Channel: Stories From L.A.) skillfully captures the unique social and psychological landscapes that define Hollywood. There is also just a hint of the mystical accompanying her profound emotional insight. Don’t miss this one! -Iris Mann, freelance journalist



“Riveting! A must read page turner. She truly awakens our curiosity, what greater gift can we ever receive? I feel blessed and honored to endorse this project.”

-Margaret Mary Fitzgerald, teacher/channel/author of The Lost Gateways and Nine Portals to Inner Ascencion; A Workbook



“If the Beach Boys were still writing songs the way Susan Alcott Jardine writes stories, we would have a top-ten hit every time – and I’m not just whistling California Girls. Read Don’t Go Into The Killing Place and you will experience her extraordinary depth as a storyteller. -Al Jardine, of The Beach Boys



“One of the marks of a fine writer is the ability to invoke a feeling within the reader. To be able to make one laugh aloud or draw tears from the well is remarkable magic. Such magic is pulled forth by Jardine’s The Channel, which calls up forgotten and beloved memories of people from my past – and stirs a consciousness and appreciation for the NOW.”

-Pierre O’Rourke, host to authors & celebrities in Arizona. Author of Free the Puddles and Dog Gone! The Fire Hydrant-way to Heaven.
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ISBN-10:  1432737570
ISBN-13:  978-1432737573
Author:  Susan Alcott Jardine
Genre:  Short Fiction
Publisher:  Outskirts Press
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review by . October 21, 2010
Award-winning screenwriter pens haunting short-story collection!
As the cover states, THE CHANNEL: Stories From L.A. is a collection of ten stories based in the Los Angeles area "from the 1950s to the not-too-distant future." And what a gripping collection it is! Each main character experiences a horrendous experience that changes his or her life forever. How they deal with the problems is the main thrust of each story.      Author Susan Alcott Jardine unfolds her inventive tales in such a deft manner that I felt as though I were …
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