My California, the book I contributed an essay to, is not only a good read – it’s also a good cause. All proceeds from the book are to be donated to the California Arts Council. And last night, the book’s backers gave the council their first check for $10,000. The money will go toward writing programs for children statewide. It feels so good to have contributed to something like this. If you haven’t picked up a copy yet, buy one today!