Where the Story Begins

Old towns are full of legends…and if you’re lucky enough to grow up in a place full of lore, you really do forget where truth ends and your own stories begin. Since I was a kid, I’ve roamed the back roads, parks, hills, and Santa Ana river beds absorbing the history and beauty of my little town. Writers are born writers and the images we come to love become a part of us. The Zanja (Sankee to the Redlands locals), built by Native Americans, brought water from here to Los Angeles, but for me…it’s the foundation for my story, Tunnels, and means so much more than an irrigation channel which helped water crops all over Southern California.