about kristen simental

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Based in Los Angeles, just off the city center, I have two cats and one husband. I’ve been a writer since my second grade teacher read the class Ray Bradbury’s All Summer in a Day. I met Ray Bradbury four times. In a former life, I was a photographer (commercial and weddings). I still do it for fun. I’ve been to Japan, Mainland China, Hong Kong, London, Paris, Germany, Italy, Vancouver, and all over America. I travel, read, write, collect vinyl albums, type on a 1932 Underwood typewriter, observe the world, and wear black. Sometimes I paint. I have Lyme Disease, but it’s only temporary. I’m 100% Mexican and I grew up in a neighborhood with drive by shootings. I saw my first dead body when I was in 5th grade. Maybe 6th. I play the guitar. Not very well. Thanks to an inferior public school system, I didn’t graduate high school despite having more than enough credits. I think the world is pretty fucked up, but it has a lot of redeeming qualities… like The Grand Canyon. When I was seventeen, I ran away from home and lived in a Motel 6 for a week. I watched TV and ate canned beans. I have one older sister and two younger brothers. My favorite cemetery is St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery in Hong Kong.

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Not a lot of my old writing is still online. Here’s what I could find.

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