I’ll admit it. I’ve been down. It’s hard to write a book or even a short story and escape into another world when all around you you can’t turn off the daily voices of Trump’s America designed to make everyone go to bed fearful, depressed, and anxiety ridden. I remember not liking W and Rumsfeld … More Old School 4th Estate
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 … More Santa Cruz Noir is Here
“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. … More Calling on all California State Politicians to Respond
I’m from the land of no apologies of no forgiveness of something you did when you were seven being held against you from set bed times and daily chores: that one load of laundry, empty the trash, sweep the floor nothing in the sink; nothing on the floor perfection A family of Latinas who call … More Daughter Lands Borders
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.