“I slept in the Bizzell Memorial Library. And had the wildest dream.” – Ralph Cissne

“Set in a bygone Los Angeles so crisply detailed that its hip haunts and scenic paths often steal the show …” —US Review of Books

“… ambitiously endeavors to depict the power of art as an antidote to existential crisis …” —Kirkus Reviews

Angel City Singles

A couple meet in a stand-up comedy workshop. What more can possibly go wrong?
A Novel by Ralph Cissne

A Hollywood love story filled with suspense, passion and humor, Angel City Singles unfolds in the aftermath of the 1987 Black Monday economic crash as loner David Bishop struggles with the transcendent possibilities for love and understanding.

PreOrder Available May 1, 2018
On Sale June 1, 2018

Don’t Be Shy

Poetry of a Single Life

Ralph Cissne

In the late 1980s, the vibrant Los Angeles poetry scene gave voice to a new wave of writers and spoken word artists. The essence of Don’t Be Shy represents…



Claim to Fame

A Story of New Hollywood

Ralph Cissne

Everyone holds the secret desire to be famous, right? In Hollywood your body is your business, your ticket to fame, but you have to want it. Personal trainer to the stars Sid Sherwood is passionate…



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