A NEW WRITER ON THE BLOCK
By Barbara Kowal
It was a wet Los Angeles afternoon when I finally went to visit Wallace Dorian about his new novella, Desert Rain, which seemed apropos given the title of his book. I wanted to get a sense of the story through the author himself especially after reviewing his book. He spoke about years of struggle and his humble beginnings growing up in rural Massachusetts.
BK (Barbara Kowal): Is Desert Rain your first novel?
WD (Wallace Dorian): Yes. Actually, it’s a novella. Short and sweet. The story of how I came to write it is a journey in itself. Most of my writing has been screenplays and stage plays. I was living in Colorado at the time and feeling frustrated so I wrote this story “Desert Rain” which has a Native American theme running through it as you know. For the Hopi and Native American peoples, and for all of us for (...)