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Charles I. Guarria

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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.

Daytona Beach Native Vince Carter Is An NBA Hall Of Famer

A Memoir And Self-Help Book

Korean BBQ Coming To Port Orange

Hospital News In Daytona Beach

A Cat Cafe Is Coming Daytona's Way

Intramurals At Daytona State College Might Be In The Offing

Tea For Two Is Something To Do in DeLand




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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.  2023 was a  banner year, as I reached last year's total in citations!


My Writing Style


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.

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Excited about a music/baseball blog coming soon and plenty of hotel reviews!


Puerto Rico Flag Made of Metallic Brush

I have the no.1 article for Hometown News! The book manuscript, about a rock star, has been sent to the editor. My attention will be focused on starting a podcast and blogging. Recent beta-reader comments, "characters blend well with current time frame, relationships, bonds are strong & give a positive foundation to the book." Sign up for exclusives and first-to-know stuff. As always, thanks for reading me! 

I made Mark D. Barker's Volusia County Honor Roll For The Second Year In A Row!

Media Coverage

Print Interviews I've Given

Orlando Voyager Magazine

Fun interview about my life as a freelance writer.

Christopher Galvez Author Interviews

You might have hit cntrl+find then search my name.

California Lawyers Association

Talk libraries & my book Proposition 13: America's Second Great Tax Revolt

Most Popular Blog In March

Florida Sheriff Bans the Daytona Beach News Journal Again

Podcasts As A Guest

2 Girls & Their Alcohol

Great Convo on writing,  rocking and drinking!

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!

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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Proposition 13 – America’s Second Great Tax Revolt: A Forty Year Struggle for Library Survival… 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…this book should be included in collections on the resilience of libraries and in any academic collection focusing on information and library science… Guarria's conclusion still rings true


About Me

As a freelance reporter, I cover all of Volusia County for the Hometown News, writing about small businesses, construction projects, and interviewing city officials or politicians. 

As a freelance writer, I will be self-publishing my second book, it is a novel about a musician.  

As a blogger, I mostly write about music and review hotels.

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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A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit

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