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Based in Los Angeles, I have one cat 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’ve 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 1970s Lettera 25 typewriter. I observe the world and wear black. Sometimes I paint. Inn 2016 I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease, but it's only temporary. I'm Mexican and 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 piano, guitar, and ukulele. Not very well. I didn't graduate from high school despite having more than enough credits to do so. I think the world is pretty fucked up, but it has a lot of redeeming qualities... like The Grand Canyon and sunsets. 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.


Charles Bukowski

“What matters most is how well you walk through the fire“