Gavin Lakin

About me

Gavin Lakin is a writer of literary fiction and creative non-fiction, most prominently in the areas of historical fiction, YA, pop culture, music, and the mercurial 1970s. His writings, musings & hazy remembrances are featured on his blog spot In the capacity of contributing writer, his works have been published and featured at Memoir Mixtapes Vol. I & II,, Beautiful Losers Magazine, and—a site dedicated to archiving the Baby Boom generation. Gavin has authored a series of YA novels and is seeking representation. Gavin is affiliated with the Historical Novel Society (HNS), the American Writers & Artists, Inc. (AWAI),, and with a songwriting background he is a 25-year published member of ASCAP. Gavin created his online collectibles business Late Blue Highway with a tagline “We make it our business to remember.” A native Californian, Gavin lives in the SF Bay Area without a dog, which makes him somewhat of an

From my website

A Well-Deserved Rest by Gavin Lakin – Post 31

“We humans have lost the wisdom of genuinely resting and relaxing. We worry too much. We don’t allow our bodies to heal, and we don’t allow our mind and hearts to heal.” –Thích Nhat Hanh After thirty posts and seventeen months, I am following the famed Vietnamese peace activist and…

Summer Vacation by Gavin Lakin – Post 30

Click here:  A soundtrack for your reading pleasure. “I share my name with an aerobatic bird that can whiz across a whole summer sky in seconds. A swift is so equipped for speed that it can scarcely cope with being stationary.” –Graham Swift What I Did . . . Upon…

When Songs Were Instrumental in My Life by Gavin Lakin – Post 29

“I realized a long time ago that instrumental music speaks a lot more clearly than English, Spanish, Yiddish, Swahili, any other language. Pure melody goes outside time.” -Carlos Santana Whether a philharmonic symphony in a concert hall, or the street musician on a cold slab of concrete playing “real good…

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