Janice Kleinschmidt, deputy editor of Palm Springs Life, has — under the pen name Jan St. Louis — written a romantic comedy science fiction reality-questioning adventure musical in 37 acts. Earth: The Musical (Dog Ear Publishing) finds its everyman hero contending with love and extraterrestrial conflict. Scenes include Palm Springs; Los Angeles; New York City; Novosibirsk, Siberia; Dubai; and Orion’s Belt.
Matt Bamberg of Palm Springs has recently completed two books: 101 Quick and Easy Secrets for Using Your Digital Photographs and 101 Quick and Easy Ideas Taken from the Master Photographers of the Twentieth Century (Course Technology). The books follow 101 Quick and Easy Secrets to Create Winning Photographs, released in April.
Lee Balan of Palm Springs has published Alien Journal (Blood Soup Books). Described by one reviewer as “Bosch in words,” the book is about an extraterrestrial trapped on Earth, where the future collides with the past and the alien must find his “split half” in order to escape.