Paul Kolsby has written for The Los Angeles Times, Details, Bikini, and the former Los Angeles Reader—where Ear to the Ground was first published serially. He wrote the films “City Unplugged” and “Spread” and works currently on the television series “Masters of Sex.” Formerly on the faculties at U.C.L.A. and N.Y.U., he lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.
Books by Paul Kolsby
Ear to the Ground
Seismologist Charlie Richter, grandson of the inventor of the Richter scale, arrives in Los Angeles to begin work at the newly created Center for Earthquake Studies, a shadowy new agency that seems more interested in the entertainment potential of large quakes, than hard science. Charlie moves into an apartment next to Grace, a young script-reader working for a tyrannical Hollywood producer. Meanwhile, her boyfriend Ian is a deadbeat stoner "writer" who spends his time rubbing elbows at the Formosa and pitching the only script he has--a major earthquake disaster film.