Santa Cruz Noir is Here

This is such an exquisitely fun (and dark) book to be in. My story "Monarchs and Maidens" is in here as well as many truly inspired stories taking place in Santa Cruz County. We just did a reading at SkyLight Books for it in Los Angeles. I always wanted to read at SkyLight and now …

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Calling on all California State Politicians to Respond

"Nüremberg Principal IV states that “The fact that a person acted pursuant to order of his Government or of a superior does not relieve him from responsibility under international law, provided a moral choice was in fact possible to him" We are in a moral crisis and none of us should be sleeping at night. …

Blue Sky Freedom–Rabble Lit

is my newest personal essay up on Rabble Lit. I love this journal and the work they publish. It continually makes me feel like my perspective--my own working class background now has a voice and I appreciate that. I'm glad they wanted a piece on teaching in prison.