Charles I. Guarria
Stuff I Do
I freelance for Hometown News Volusia. Here are the most recent articles. Or, hit this link for an automatic search of every article I have written.
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Topics are library finances and getting hired in academia. Check it out, like something? I'll get it to you. I don't have the right to send the book. I can send the articles.
Proposition 13 - America's Second Great Tax Revolt
My First Book
In 1978, the citizens of California took the historic step of voting for Proposition 13, thus reducing property taxes by 57%. Already known as a trend setting state, California's tax revolt was no different, as similar tax revisions quickly spread across the United States of America. In California, state and local governments struggled to find a way to manage the loss in revenue. On many occasions budget cuts were the solution. Library budgets were frequently the target of those cuts.
It was a great week for submitting the book to agents and publishers! I've gotten more done for that in the past two weeks than the past two months combined. Be sure to sign-up for exclusives and first-to-know stuff! As always, thanks for reading me! Beta-readers/editor feedback on the book manuscript: "I felt your main character really was a part of the scene...I like the story and the characters you have...Love it...Surprises...uplifting...I enjoyed reading it a lot...the storyline was great...(main character) is a good person....very human..."
I made Mark D. Barker's Volusia County Honor Roll For 2022!
Interviews & Reviews
Fun interview about my life as a freelance writer.
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California Lawyers Association
Talk libraries & my book Proposition 13: America's Second Great Tax Revolt
Podcasts As A Guest
The Conversation with Dr. Ardain Isma
We talk about my books, where to eat in Daytona Beach and some USA history.
MINDFULNESS WITH ROOP - The Bellwether Series with Charles Guarria
Advice for new writers, journalist, authors, and fitness!
We talk writing, relationships, the rock life, COVID and more!
Author to Author with Charles Guarria: Impeccable Research
Writing and Proposition 13: America's Second Great Tax Revolt
We talk libraries and Proposition 13: America's Second Great Tax Revolt
Reviews Of My Book
This book should be included in collections on the resilience of libraries and in any academic collection focusing on information and library science.
Pacific Northwest Library Association
Guarria does a great job connecting these details to the real impact on libraries in California, as well as connecting the case of California with the rest of the nation.
4.33 rating...well-researched...Guarria's conclusion still rings true...
As a freelance reporter, I cover all of Volusia County for the Hometown News, writing human interest stories, interviewing police and politicians, and attending business openings.
As a freelance writer, I am submitting my second book, a novel about a musician, to agents and publishers.
As a blogger, I write about local news, concert and book reviews.
As a former librarian, I wrote Proposition 13: America’s Second Great Tax Revolt, a book that details library economics.
I have published in scholarly journals and am a three-time winner of Emerald Group Publishing’s Highly Commended Award.
I also interview for Hey Artifact .
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