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Friday, 12 January 2018

Remembering Carolyn Cassady

Carolyn in her kitchen, around 2009

I've just put out, as an e-publication, an article I wrote in 2014 for Beat Scene (a magazine published three or four times a year in the UK.)

It's a reflective piece about my ten-year friendship with Carolyn Cassady, widow of Neal (Dean Moriarty in On The Road) and former lover of Jack Kerouac.

It reveals how I met her, how we became friends, and delves into the lengthy correspondence we shared during her final years.

There are some surprising insights into her own life, also a few snapshot scene from some of my visits with her in her home.  

It's called simply, Carolyn Cassady and Me, runs to about 10,000 words, and is available for Kindle at 99p (£1.34 in the USA). Try it - amzn.to/2Fzsniv.