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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Brenda Livens Up Her Day; Semi-Automatically – Post 26 By Gavin Lakin

Note: Please participate in the poll at the end of this post. In 2001, Brenda Ann Spencer, inmate W14944 of Chino, California Women’s Institution stated, “With every school shooting, I feel I’m partially responsible . . . What if they got the idea from what I did?” Yeah . .…

Patchouli & Birkenstock; No, Not “The Producers”: Fashion (Mis?)-Statements of the 1970s by Gavin Lakin – Post 25

  We were all guilty. That is, those of us who remember. Suffocated by the overwhelming scent of Patchouli oil, kicking back in our bell bottoms, fearlessly adorned with platform shoes, vinyl jumpsuits, sequined shirts, bushy sideburns, knee-high socks, XXL loop earrings, studded belts, Mohawk hairdos, or leisure suits over…

*** Memoir Mixtapes Vol. 2: Life in LP Released! ***

Happy New Year to all of you! 2018 promises to be a year where the written word and music from around the world bring us together unlike ever before. #EnoughIsEnough #WeAreBetterThanThis I have written my most personal and confessional piece ever entitled Undertow: A Valentine to My Father, published today. We…

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