A Very True Story…

Some of you have heard me give the scary warning about Topanga Canyon, a writer who was so, so, so close to breaking in during the late 1980s and early 1990s. His real name is Preston Dennett.

Well, I got to meet this wonderful writer and great person finally, after all these years, when he won in Writers of the Future. In fact, he and I share a table of contents, since we both have stories in Volume #35 of Writers of the Future.

So John Goodwin, the publisher of Galaxy Press, thought it would be a good idea to have the two of us tell the complete story of Topanga Canyon on the Writers of the Future podcast. Maybe it would help a few other writers.

So we did. It is a story about never, ever giving up your dream no matter how bad things seem to be. Trust me, folks, this is worth a listen. And watch for Preston Dennett’s stories in all sorts of places in the future. He’s good, really good. And a really nice guy.