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Book giveaway for The Perfect Teresa

Want a copy of The Perfect Teresa? How about a signed copy? How about free? Free is good, right? Then it could be your lucky day! From now until September 23, you can enter my Goodreads Book Giveaway for a free signed copy of the Perfect Teresa. Enter for your chance...

The Perfect Teresa is now available on paperback

I'm happy to share that The Perfect Teresa is now available on paperback at Amazon! You can buy your copy here! I hadn't expected to publish a print version, but there were quite a few people who asked for a print version. So to all of you who asked for it, you got...

The Perfect Teresa Unofficial Soundtrack

The Music of The Perfect Teresa I'm super excited that two of my friends have posted the first Goodreads reviews for The Perfect Teresa. Nicolle, Lisa, thank you both for your kind words! Music plays a huge role in The Perfect Teresa, and why wouldn't it? The story...

What it means to me to be a Latino writer

Yes, I'm a Latino Writer. And? When I wrote the press release for Solstice back in 2007, I lost count of the things I knocked over as I purposefully went out of my way to add an extra word into my copy. See, it wasn’t enough to say that I was a science fiction writer....

All it takes to write a (second) novel

The last time I published a novel, a colleague gave me some advice on promoting it. “You should get on Facebook and share the news with your friends!” he said. My response? “Uh, what’s Facebook?” That was 2007, and What’s Facebook? was more common a question than not,...

Equinox draft 1 is done!

I'm super excited to share that the first draft of the screenplay for Equinox is done! It's total crap, admittedly, but hey, it's a first draft, and it's more than I had at the start of the year! Some of you might know that, when I first wrote Solstice, it also began...

My next project: Equinox, the sequel to Solstice

Production journal entry July 2, 2015: "Imagine the most horrible thing..." It's been a while since I felt like a writer. I completed several drafts of my would-be second novel, Inventing Vazquez, but some insightful thoughts from my editor made me realize that the...

Solstice is optioned by Group Six Films

I'm excited to announce that independent studio Group Six Films has optioned my novel, Solstice. For details, including the official press release, please visit their web site. I had a chance to chat with Doug Conant, the director who is trying to put this project...

Solstice character illustrations

Solstice was a novel partly inspired by Anime series such as Read or Die and Paranoia Agent. As a result, even as I worked on the original draft of Solstice (a screenplay), I sketched what the characters looked like in my mind. The idea was to, in knowing what they...

Solstice: The Trailer

Now available as an e-book on Amazon.com. This was the original book trailer I launched back in 2007 with the help of co-workers and my Editor, Angela...

Solstice is now a second edition on ebook!

I'm excited to announce that the second edition of Solstice is now available as an ebook on Amazon.com. Nook readers can also purchase a copy on Barnes and Noble. I had the chance to give the novel another round of edits and some slight changes here and there. The...

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