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

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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…

Revisiting Our Most Visited Post from 2017: “Communication Breakdown Over the Decades or Have You Become an ‘Ex’ via Text?” By Gavin Lakin – Post #9 (April 21, 2017)

Note: Annually and in in retrospect, I will feature a post from the previous year that soared above and struck a special chord in readers and online publishers. Communication with all of its joys and bewilderment is at the heart of American society’s fork in the road: Do we allow…

March Gladness: The Sweet 16; This Writer’s Bracketology of Humanity-Affirming Celebrations – Post 27 By Gavin Lakin

“It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.” -Laura Ingalls Wilder As we gather together today for the global March for Our Lives, in support of this youth-inspired mass action, seventiesology stands with a generation that clearly has had enough. As I began…

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