where the writers are

Tod Goldberg's Books

The Fix
Covert spy Michael Westen has found himself in forced seclusion in Miami—and a little paranoid. Watched by the FBI, cut off from intelligence contacts, and with his assets frozen, Westen is on ice with a warning: stay there or get “disappeared.” Driven to find out who burned him and why, he’s biding his time helping people with nowhere else to turn. People like socialite Cricket O’...
From the author of the acclaimed novel Living Dead Girl , a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, come twelve haunting stories about people caught somewhere between love and madness. Simplify mines the often surreal terrain of people on the margins of life: from the man with a photo of Elvis bleeding on his wall in "Comeback Special," to the profoundly troubled...
There is no trace of Paul Luden's ex-wife at his old home, a two-bedroom log cabin on the shores of Granite Lake. It's fall. The summer people are long gone. The year-round population is sparse. No one in the small community has seen her for days. A friend has alerted Paul, who has driven up from L.A. with his embarrassingly young girlfriend, hoping for the best. "I mean, she...