Charles I. Guarria
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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. It's been a banner year, as I have almost reached last year's total in citations!
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.
Editing of the rock star manuscript slowed a bit to clear room for five articles I wrote for Hometown News and, natch, Thanksgiving. 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!
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Writing and Proposition 13: America's Second Great Tax Revolt
We talk libraries and Proposition 13: America's Second Great Tax Revolt
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…
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.
I also interview for Hey Artifact .
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A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit