From the time I was seven or eight years
old I wanted to be a writer.
Most of my books are available at Amazon.com, at other online sites or in bookstores.
You can order some of them directly from me. My latest is
Baja y Yo (Baja and I). Title in Spanish; book in English.
Baja y Yo, Peter Fowler Publications.
The book is a collection of columns I wrote for two newspapers in Baja California, Viernes and The Baja Times. If you'd like a signed copy, order directly from me.
The book has two sections: "My Baja" and "My Funny Baja." Here's an except from a review in The Baja Times:
Each story a single ingredient. But in the end the blend of these ingredients creates a great flavor of Baja.
I vividly remember the first time I visited Baja-the smell of elotes in carts, the taxi drivers, the blowing dust, the music of the language, the mercados where one could buy everything from leather jackets to velvet paintings of Elvis with tears running down his face. I fell in love with Baja's bright colors, and so I returned again and again for an afternoon, a night, a weekend. I wanted to know what Baja was made of. I wanted to learn her secrets. And the more I learned, the more I loved the area...[So] here I am, I hope for the rest of my life.
See "My Baja" for more excerpts from the book.
Sf Novel: Time Travel Back to 19th Century Theatrical Circuit
Lambda Literary Award Finalist
Of all my books: This is my favorite.
An Introduction to the Art of Theatre, Meriwether Publications,
Brass Pony (Two Novellas), GLB Publishers, 2002.
Independent Book Publishers Award Finalist
In this poignant work, Cassady presents us with well developed characters who are so amicable and fiduciary it is hard to comprehend they are only the product of the fertile mind of the writer.
Available either from the publisher or the author. If you order from me you'll receive a signed copy. Gay content.
The Times of the Double Star (Science Fiction), The Fiction Works, 2002.
Stands on its own, but is a sequel to Alternate Casts
The Diversity of American Theatre, Fiction Works, 2002
☹ Unfortunately, after a short, but unhappy life...this book is no longer with us. Anyone want to buy a copy of the manuscript?
Spontaneous Performance Meriwether Publitions, Ltd., 2000
The Newhall Incident
Quill Driver Books/word Dancer Press, 1999.
"Midnight, April 5, 1970. Minutes after a red Pontiac with two men
in it was stopped, four young California Highway Patrolmen lay dead of gunshot
wounds. The incident still stands as the worst of its kind and has changed the
way police forces operate the world over."
"Not since Truman Capote's In Cold Blood has there been a true crime story that so intimately captures the lives of killers, victims and police."
—Ted Schwarz, author of The Hillside Strangler
–Ruth Rosborough-Larocca, The Fresno Bee
San Diego Book Award Winner.
Vampire Wedding, Contemporary Drama Service, 1998: a play
Great Scenes from Minority Playwrights (an anthology), Meriwether Publications, Ltd., 1997.
Funny Business (Original One-act Plays and Comedy Sketches), Meriwether Publications, Ltd., 1996.
A collection of original plays and sketches
"For big laughs, comedy relies on exaggeration, incongruity, automatism, character inconsistencies, surprise and derision. Finally, here's a book that defines and demonstrates each of these devices..."
–Pioneer Drama Service
The Theatre: An Introduction, NTC, 1996.
Great Scenes from Women Playwrights, Meriwether, Publications, Inc., 1995
A New York Public Library Significant Book for the Teen Year).
Want a mega hit on Broadway? Well, no guarantee! But this book will show you step by step how to write a play.
Twelve chapters cover the extent of playwriting; from evolving the idea to understanding the basics of dramatic structure. [An] excellent guide
–Midwest Book Review
Perverted Proverbs/Sudden Drama (Stories and Plays), Spectrum Press, 1994; First Half Previously Published.
Light (Novel), Spectrum Press, 1994
Prize winner, National Writers Club
The first novel I wrote–way back in 1977–but
the second to be published. Now out of print.
The Art of Storytelling, Meriwether Publications, Ltd., 1994
Creative Storytelling, 3 Audio Tapes, Resource Publications, 1994
The Book of Monologues for Aspiring Actors, NTC, 1994.
NOTICE: All NTC books are now available from McGraw-Hill!
The Book of Scenes for Aspiring Actors, NTC, 1994.
Acting Games, Improvisations and Exercises, Meriwether Publishing Ltd., 1993.
IMPROV!!! IMPROV!!! IMPROV!!!
One of my best selling books
Short Plays for Small Casts, Meriwether Publications, Ltd., 1993.
My Original Plays
Two Minutes Each
The Music of Tree Limbs
Winner of Cicada Press' Haiku Chapbook Award, 1993.
Acting it out Junior, Co-author, Joan Sturkie, Resource Publications, 1992
–plays for peer counseling–
The Theatre and You: a Beginning, Meriwether Publications Ltd., 1992.
Mind Swap (Novel), Dime Novels, 1992.
Believe me: The cover has absolutely
nothing to do with the content, which is
about a man condemned to orbit alone
in a small space vessel.
Perverted Proverbs, Los Hombres Press, 1992. Twenty-two Humorous Short Stories.
From the back cover
Creating Stories for Storytelling, Resource Publication, Inc., 1991.
Modern One-act Plays, NTC, 1991.
Triple Fiction, Los Hombres Press, 1990. Short Story Collection, with Richard L. Stone and Stephen Richard Smith
Lambda Literary Award Finalist
it Out: 74 Short Dramas for Conversations with Teenagers
Storytelling Step-by-step, Resource Publications, Inc., Fall 1990.
Love Theme with Variations Los Hombres Press, 1989.
My first published novel.
Nominated as best gay novel of the year.
The Book of Cuttings for Acting and Directing, NTC, 1989.
Acting Step-by-step, Resource Publications, Inc., 1988.
Melinda: a Survivor Edward Brown, Publishers, 1987.
Biography of an abused child
Characters in Action: a Guide to Playwriting, University Press of America, 1984.
The Book of Scenes for Acting Practice, NTC, 1985.
Playwriting Step-by-step, Resource Publications, Inc., 1985. Second Edition, 1992.
Theatre: a View of Life, co-author, Pat Cassady Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1982.
Published after Pat's death.
An Introduction to Theatre and Drama, co-author, Pat Cassady NTC, 1975.
My wife's and my first published book
and it's still selling decades later.