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"Getting Started" by David Allen highlights the first four years of his Inland Valley Daily Bulletin column.

Title: Getting Started
Author: David Allen
Category: Non Fiction
Publication Date: January 15, 2017
Pages: 316
Binding: paperback
ISBN: 978-1-938349-49-2
Suggested Retail Price: $21.95

Claremont, CA – October 20, 2016 — Pelekinesis is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Getting Started, the second collection from Inland Valley Daily Bulletin columnist David Allen.

To mark his 20th anniversary at the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, David Allen goes back to the beginning to survey his first four years of columns, when the valley was new territory for him. After unpacking endlessly, he reports for jury duty in Chino, attends a Mexican wrestling match in Pomona and pays attention to movie dialogue about Rancho Cucamonga.

Not limiting himself to local news, he wonders what a Rolling Stones tour in the distant future might be like (sponsor: Depends), considers applying for a job in Swaziland as the town hangman and enters clothing stores alert for clues about which side is for men.

Even if you follow David Allen's current work in your daily newspaper, you probably never saw these columns, or if you did, forgot you read them or repressed the memory. Here they are again, with all the duds removed (we hope), and with a candid introduction by the author about trying to establish himself when he was just - wait for it - getting started.

Getting Started by David Allen will be available January 15, 2017 through Small Press Distribution, Baker & Taylor, Bertrams, directly from the publisher's website, and in fine local bookstores worldwide. The page at Pelekinesis for supplemental material is here:

About the author

David Allen, a native of Illinois, has worked in newspapers for three decades, all in California, his adopted home. His career began in 1987 at the Santa Rosa News Herald and continued at the Rohnert Park-Cotati Clarion, Petaluma Argus-Courier and Victor Valley Daily Press, some of which are still in business. In 1997 he joined the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, where he is a columnist and blogger. Find his work online at, or impress your friends by buying an actual newspaper.

About the publisher

Pelekinesis is an independent book publishing company focusing on the development of literary-minded authors and artists by embracing the evolving publishing paradigm and creatively supporting the skills of these talented individuals. Full catalog and press material can be found at


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