Recently, my paisan Eugenio Volpe tagged me in a Blog Book Tour meme where authors answer five questions about their writing process, post the answers on their blogs, and then tag three other authors to do the same. Read more →
I have a confession: I am a recovering lawyer. These days, I try not to dwell on the past and to solely define myself professionally as a writer, teacher, and, now, blogger.
But blogging has brought the lawyer in me roaring back to life. Read more →
A while back, my friend Shannon Bradley-Colleary, a successful screenwriter and blogger, burst upon the media scene with a series of art nude photos of herself, the first set taken when she was twenty-six and the second when she was forty-six. Read more →
This summer I was lucky enough to have excerpts from my short story collection, Once Removed and Other Stories, performed at The Federal Bar as part of The New Short Fiction Series, Los Angeles’ longest running spoken word series. Here are some extremely kind blurbs about my work from Junot Diaz (author of Drown, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, and This is How You Lose Her), Bret Anthony Johnston (author of Corpus Christi and Remember Me Like This), Cristina Henriquez (author of Come Together, Fall Apart, The World In Half, and The Book of Unknown Americans), and Rebecca Johns (author of Icebergs and The Countess). Read more →
The UCLA Extension Writers’ Program Publication Party is one of my favorite yearly events. It features eighteen instructors who read from works they’ve published the previous year. Read more →
Greetings and salutations! And yes, I know, greetings are salutations. But sometimes the only way to express the proper degree of enthusiasm is through a bit of redundancy.
For my first post, I want to thank the people who made this website possible. Read more →