The Rose Arthur of Steinbeck Country

I awoke from my nap and went back to composing the scene in the house on Rose Street. In 1972 I began a novelette ‘Golden Girls of The Corn Cob’ based upon an idea my friend and I had of going in his Bentley to Nebraska to look for Rena. Golden Girls of the Corn Cob | Rosamond Press

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The Rose Sword


John Presco

Copyright 2021

My childhood friend, Bill Arnold, got picked up by John Steinbeck while hitchhiking on Highway 101. John was driving a red Ford pickup truck with a bale of hay in the back. This truck would appear in my book ‘Elfine’. It is driven by Ivan (John) who has fathered a daughter on the planet of Felinia, and, at sixteen, she is coming to Earth to see her father for the first time. Ivan owns a lettuce ranch. He ended the cold war so he could live in Steinbeck County. I started this un-finished novel in 1986, and is the reason I go sober. I wanted to live – to finish it. The four Presco Children were famous for our poverty – and ingenuity! We raised ourselves – and our friends! Come the Weekend, we had as many as ten children in our…

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