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San Mateo Daily Journal Article

August 18, 2014, 05:00 AM By Angela Swartz Daily Journal

San Mateo teacher publishes book: "Palm Springs Lite" is a parody of the desert town lifestyle

A lifelong dream to be part of the creation of a book has finally been fulfilled for San Mateo's Cindy Meckl-Sloan.

Meckl-Sloan, an adjunct professor of English at De Anza College in Cupertino, did the drawing and some of the ideas for the new book "Palm Springs Lite," a light-hearted look at the Palm Springs lifestyle, such as plastic surgery and retirement.

"I've always done cartoons as long as I can remember," she said. "I loved Mad Magazine and was really inspired by the cartoons. It was kind of an accident I got together with the person I collaborated with."

Meckl-Sloan stumbled across Didier Bloch, who owns Café de Beaux Arts on El Paseo Drive in Palm Springs, while visiting friends in Palm Springs. He mentioned he was looking for someone who does cartooning to work with him on a book he had conceptualized. Meckl-Sloan offered him her drawing services.

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