Tag Archives: Los Angeles

Los Angeles Readings and What Not

I have not lived in the town of my birth consistently since perhaps six months in 2002. Nevertheless, it calls me home in some sort of a reverse Persephone myth (my mother alas lives in the mountains near me). And … Continue reading

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Mary of the Chance Encounters out now on Audio CD

I’m happy to announce my CD release of Mary of the Chance Encounters which features me reading eight short stories on an hour length CD. The CD was produced by Wretched Productions and written by me. Here’s the synopsis: Mary … Continue reading

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Revenge is Nigh!

So pleased to announced that I received my copy of REVENGE the Anthology of some pretty sweet revenge stories and poems from Robo-Cup Press. Edited by Tamryn Spruill. REVENGE is the proud home of a short story of mine called … Continue reading

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My Literary Los Angeles

I’m on a northbound San Joaquin train heading up the Central Valley back to Chico with my son. We’ve been in Los Angeles (& North Orange County) since Monday night. And I’m sitting here on this train looking out the … Continue reading

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Interview with the Sad Girls Author

Some interview questions that were thrown at me are up on the Solstice Literary Press site. In addition, feel free to ask me questions here. And no, I don’t hate Whittier. Also the title “Sad Girls” is meant as literal … Continue reading

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SADGIRLS & OTHER STORIES IS OUT NOW ON SOLSTICE LITERARY PRESS

Yay! It’s finally here! Today is the day that Sad Girls and Other Stories is available for sale and reading everywhere. Sad Girls is an ebook short story collection filled with tales of Mexican American girls in Whittier finding themselves and … Continue reading

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A Language Not Always Universal

Since I first heard this Junot Diaz quote I’ve been intrigued: “Motherfuckers will read a book that’s 1/3 elvish, but put two sentences in Spanish and White people think we’re taking over.” – Junot Diaz For some of us, our … Continue reading

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And Just Like That

And just like that And just like that the last child-bride would be your last And just like that I wear trifocals and don’t know who’s hot. And just like that gay got better but race got worse and just … Continue reading

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Upcoming Readings Revised. June and July Mini-West Coast Tour

I’ll be reading from my award-winning short story manuscript 605 Freeway Stories and my new chapbook, The Alzheimer’s Cul de Sac at all of these events except the Reno, Nevada one where I’m reading the work published in the anthology … Continue reading

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