Charles I Guarria



About Me

As a 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 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.

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I've gotten a little better with the time management issues going from two-ish articles per week to five. Sending out two-three queries to publishers/agents re: manuscript per week. HMU if you have a lead! Beta-readers/editor feedback on the 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..."

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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

Advise for new writers, journalism, books, and fitness!

Sebastian Hidalgo Interview.  

We talk writing, relationships, the rock life, COVID and more!

Abracadabra Podcast -

Author to Author with Charles Guarria: Impeccable Research

Success Insight Podcast

Writing and Proposition 13: America's Second Great Tax Revolt

Library Pros

We talk libraries and Proposition 13: America's Second Great Tax Revolt

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Read Me

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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.

Contact me for any of my scholarly articles

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. 




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