The book is called:
By Anita Garner & Dave Williams
(Available soon! Watch this space.)
and Anita Garner
met in Northern California many years ago, passing ships in the rocking psychedelic twilight of the 1967 “Summer of Love.” Dave, a teenage wannabe deejay, was enchanted by the first “chick” he had ever heard on the radio. She was called “Lovely ‘Nita,” (in honor of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper album track, Lovely Rita
.) A couple of years later he got the radio job she had recently left behind. Through the years and their separate lives, travels, loves, marriages, and the recent, nearly simultaneous arrival of grandbabies they maintained their friendship and took notes.
is a writer and broadcaster, raised on radio,from her family's shows in the Deep South to a career on the air in California and as the host of nationally syndicated shows. Today she's a voice for KCET television in Hollywood. Anita writes often about family and the South and music. She is the recent recipient of the John Steinbeck Short Story Award for her story "Hank Williams Was a Friend of Mine"
, and says
"I'm thrilled that at least once my name will appear in the same sentence with John Steinbeck." She lives near the giant redwoods in Marin County, California.
Dave and Carolann Williams
live in Southern California just a short drive from their two sons, daughters-in-law and grandsons. Dave is an award-winning playwright who has made his living talking on the radio since 1969. As such he has never had to actually work. He can be heard anchoring the news weekday mornings on McIntyre in the Morning
on Talkradio 790 - KABC
in Los Angeles. When he’s not there Dave and Carolann are generally seeing the world in their new motor home.