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TURN ON, TUNE OUT raises many issues such as silence, motherhood, musical tastes, and the life of an artist, government control and computer dependency. These topics make Turn On, Tune Out an appealing choice for book clubs.


Selfishly, for me, I appreciate the insight that readers share with me after reading Turn On, Tune Out. I don’t always know what I’m saying until a reader tells me what he or she gleans from my writing.


An invitation to appear at your book club would be an honor. I am happy to join meetings in person, via Skype or some other way. 


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There is no such thing as silence.


Sound is everything we hear and many things that we do not.


In TURN ON, TUNE OUT, Angelica began composing when the chasm between the music she played and the city sounds she heard became too great.















In San Francisco in January 1967, counterculture figure Timothy Leary addressed the 20,000 at the Human Be-In. Dressed all in white, a flower over each ear, he spoke the phrase, which became popularized: 


“Turn on, tune in, drop out.”


I played around with Leary’s slogan for the title of my novel.   In 2033, California espoused screen-watching – Turn On – and the tuning out of creative thought and consciousness – Tune Out.


On November 24, 2018, I had the pleasure of recreating the Human Be In at the Coja art gallery, Espaço Fernando Valle of Editorial Moura Pinto. 

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