Tag archives: reading

Montecito — 37 & 38: In the ICU
By Michael Cox   |   November 29, 2022

Take a sneak peek of Montecito by Michael Cox in this ongoing serialization of his yet-to-be-published book. This fictional story is inspired by “tales of true crime THAT HAPPENED HERE.” After an emergency call, Hollis rushes toward the hospital. Chapters 35 and 36 are available online at montecitojournal.net. – MJ Staff Chapter 37 I drove […]

Montecito — 35 & 36: Chasing Accounts and Riding Horses
By Michael Cox   |   November 22, 2022

Take a sneak peek of Montecito by Michael Cox in this ongoing serialization of his yet-to-be-published book. This fictional story is inspired by “tales of true crime THAT HAPPENED HERE.” With his hack of the RemoteToken fobs in place, Hollis prepares to hunt down where the ExOh money is going. Chapters 33 and 34 are […]

Montecito — 33 & 34: School Days and Night Hacks
By Michael Cox   |   November 15, 2022

Take a sneak peek of Montecito by Michael Cox in this ongoing serialization of his yet-to-be-published book. This fictional story is inspired by “tales of true crime THAT HAPPENED HERE.” Hollis works on getting into the Hong Kong account as he balances the task with his other duties. Chapters 31 and 32 are available online […]

Montecito — Chapter 31 & 32: Entre Nous
By Michael Cox   |   November 8, 2022

Take a sneak peek of Montecito by Michael Cox in this ongoing serialization of his yet-to-be-published book. This fictional story is inspired by “tales of true crime THAT HAPPENED HERE.” With the Wimbys back from Fiji, Hollis helps with the opening of the Entre Nous tasting room. Chapter 29 and 30 are available online here! […]

Montecito — Chapter 29 & 30: Hidden Keys and Domestic Worries
By Michael Cox   |   November 1, 2022

Take a sneak peek of Montecito by Michael Cox in this ongoing serialization of his yet-to-be-published book. This fictional story is inspired by “tales of true crime THAT HAPPENED HERE.” After a frantic call from Cyrus, Hollis rushes home from Hermosa Beach to Montecito. Chapter 27 and 28 are available online here! – MJ Staff […]

Montecito — Chapter 27 & 28: Beach Break
By Michael Cox   |   October 25, 2022

Take a sneak peek of Montecito by Michael Cox in this ongoing serialization of his yet-to-be-published book. This fictional story is inspired by “tales of true crime THAT HAPPENED HERE.” With Cyrus in Fiji, Hollis gets to enjoy some time with his family. Chapter 26 is available here. – MJ Staff Chapter 27 With Cyrus […]

Montecito — Chapter 26: Summit Success
By Michael Cox   |   October 18, 2022

Take a sneak peek of Montecito by Michael Cox in this ongoing serialization of his yet-to-be-published book. This fictional story is inspired by “tales of true crime THAT HAPPENED HERE.” After Cyrus’s performance at the economic summit and July 4th party, a new round of investors join ExOH holdings. Chapters 24 and 25 are available […]

Montecito — Chapter 24 & 25: Pitching the Summit
By Michael Cox   |   October 11, 2022

Take a sneak peek of Montecito by Michael Cox in this ongoing serialization of his yet-to-be-published book. This fictional story is inspired by “tales of true crime THAT HAPPENED HERE.” After some tense moments, Hollis and Cyrus prepare for the Central Coast Economic Summit. Chapter 23 is available here. – MJ Staff Montecito  by Michael […]

Montecito — Chapter 22 & 23: Waiting in the Fog
By Michael Cox   |   October 4, 2022

Take a sneak peek of Montecito by Michael Cox in this ongoing serialization of his yet-to-be-published book. This fictional story is inspired by “tales of true crime THAT HAPPENED HERE.” After a tense encounter with a “friend” of Cyrus, Hollis waits to hear more about the mysterious encounter. Chapter 21 is available here. – MJ […]

McEnroe Reading and Language Arts Clinic
By Steven Libowitz   |   October 4, 2022

There are a number of reading programs for students in Santa Barbara, including several administered by nonprofits. Tina Hansen McEnroe is absolutely clear about what makes the McEnroe Reading and Language Arts Clinic at the Gevirtz School at the University of California, Santa Barbara, stand out from all the rest.  “How are we different? It’s […]

Montecito – Chapter 20 & 21: Ticking Stocks and Clocks
By Michael Cox   |   September 27, 2022

Take a sneak peek of Montecito by Michael Cox in this ongoing serialization of his yet-to-be-published book. This fictional story is inspired by “tales of true crime THAT HAPPENED HERE.” With ExOH now trading once again, the solid stock price and Cyrus’s urgency with matters is not bringing Hollis any comfort. Chapter 19 is available […]

Montecito — Chapter 6 & 7: A Job in the Fog
By Michael Cox   |   August 16, 2022

by MJ Staff Take a sneak peek of Montecito by Michael Cox in this ongoing serialization of his yet-to-be-published book. This fictional story is inspired by “tales of true crime THAT HAPPENED HERE.” Hollis faces new attention and old problems after discovering the body of Landon, Cyrus’ friend from the dinner party. Chapter 5 is […]

Stories Matter: Back-to-School Reads
By Leslie Zemeckis   |   August 16, 2022

As the temperature rises… so does the current crop of sizzling reads. First up from Elaine Murphy is I Told You This Would Happen, a pithy, hilarious thriller that will have you rooting for at least one serial killer. Sisters Carrie and Becca are siblings that just barely get along, and it might have to […]

Montecito — Chapter 5: A Sudden Landon
By Michael Cox   |   August 9, 2022

by MJ Staff Take a sneak peek of Montecito by Michael Cox in this ongoing serialization of his yet-to-be-published book. This fictional story is inspired by “tales of true crime THAT HAPPENED HERE.” While walking along the beach, Hollis comes across the deceased body of none other than Landon, the unsettled guest from the Wimby […]

Montecito – Chapter 4: A Walk to the Beach
By Michael Cox   |   August 1, 2022

by MJ Staff Take a sneak peek of Montecito by Michael Cox in this ongoing serialization of his yet-to-be-published book. This fictional story is inspired by “tales of true crime THAT HAPPENED HERE.” After an embarrassing dinner party at the Wimbys’ house, Hollis walks the kids to school. Chapter 3 is available here. Montecito Chapter 4 […]

Montecito Chapter 3: Dinner at the Wimbys’
By Michael Cox   |   July 26, 2022

by MJ Staff Take a sneak peek of Montecito by Michael Cox, in this ongoing serialization of his yet-to-be-published book. This fictional story is inspired by “tales of true crime THAT HAPPENED HERE.” Another encounter between Hollis Crawford and the dashing Cyrus Wimby leads to a dinner party at the Wimbys’ house. Chapter 2 is […]

Montecito: Chapter 2
By Michael Cox   |   July 18, 2022

Take a sneak peak of Montecito by Michael Cox, in this ongoing serialization of his yet-to-be-published book. This fictional story is inspired by “tales of true crime THAT HAPPENED HERE.” We have been introduced to the main character, Hollis Crawford, and his family at an MUS recital, where he has met the suave and intriguing […]

Montecito: Chapter 1
By Michael Cox   |   July 10, 2022

Montecito is packed with writers. Exceptional ones. So I’ve always thought this would be an ideal platform from which to give our readers a sneak peek of some of the yet-to-be-published novels generated by members of our community. And nothing brings a community together (in a good way) like reading the same good book. So, […]

July Firecrackers
By Leslie Zemeckis   |   July 5, 2022

Set on the shores of Southampton in the summer of 1957, On Gin Lane by Brooke Lea Foster is a charming story about Lee, a young socialite, and her handsome fiancé who sweeps her off her feet to a vacation amongst Society where he presents her with a hotel he has built and named after […]

Roots on Santa Claus Lane
By Montecito Journal   |   June 21, 2022

I am the CFO and co-owner of Autumn Brands, a sustainable and ethically grown cannabis farm in the Carpinteria Valley. We focus on growing high-quality cannabis that uses zero pesticides, which means not even organic pesticides. We re-use and recycle all our irrigation water and have all organic waste turned to compost. We are a […]