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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!


2023 tied for second  highest citations since '18!


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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I have gratitude for each gentleman depicted.

They have been, always will be, the background music of my life. Almost every day, I hear a KISS song. It is always one of the day’s highlights.

I can never thank them enough.

~Charles I. Guarria~


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I am pausing blogs for about a month as I focus more on editing and gather the evidence that the Fed Gov stole from me. Some of you may call that getting your taxes done. I have the No. 1 article for Hometown News Volusia! 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 The Second Year In A Row!

Media Coverage


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

On The Job

Virtual Press Conference


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




Émile Zola was a journalist, novelist, , playwright, and poet. Born in Paris, France, 1840.


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.

I also interview for Hey Artifact .

Find out more; watch this quick video!

A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit

Richard Bach

Pencil and notepad



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