January 4, 2022 – Happy to announce that short story “When Blood Wants Blood” appears at LatineLit! This piece has had a great run and an amazing comeback, but it’s time to put it to pasture…for a now.
October 12, 2021 – Santeria-themed poem “Boveda” appears at Hispanecdotes today in their “Heritage” issue! This is part of a trio of similarly themed pieces (the others being “Santero” and “Palo Santo”) that were created as a result of my participation in Tupelo Press’ 30/30 Project this past August 2021. Very happy “Boveda” found an amazing home.
September 19, 2021 – Very excited to have one of my new poems, “Boveda”, accepted for publication at Hispanecdotes. This is one of three pieces that are Santeria-based. The poem should appear in the mag’s October heritage-themed issue. Many thanks to Cindy Tovar for the acceptance.
October 17, 2019 – Very excited to announce that my short story “When Blood Wants Blood” (originally published at Down in the Dirt) has been accepted at Cutthroat, A Journal of the Arts, for their Contemporary Chicanx Writers Anthology for release in 2020. Much gratitude to Editors Teresa Acevedo, Beth Alvarado, Denise Chavez, Matt Mendez, and Luis Alberto Urrea for the acceptance.
August 5, 2019 – Short stories “Windows” (about dealing with a parent with Alzheimer’s Disease) and “When Blood Wants Blood” (about Santeria, ancestor worship, and life struggles) were accepted for reprint today at Logos Literature (publication on 85/5/19 and 8/6/19, respectively). They have been INCREDIBLY supportive of “Roadkill” and I, so it was a “no-brainer” in deciding to give my remaining two short stories one last “go-round” with Logos Literature and Founder & Lead Editor Kaiter Enless before they are FINALLY “put out to pasture” (excluding any current submissions that are pending review/publication).
June 14, 2019 – Santeria-themed short story “When Blood Wants Blood” reprinted at Fishbowl Press today. Many thanks to Josh Rodriguez, Fishbowl’s editor-in-chief, for all his support and the hook-up with the amazing graphic art that accompanies the story. Glad “When Blood…” continues to attract editors and readers, finding its way to the most amazing and coolest publications.
Down in the Dirt, the original publisher of my short stories “Windows” and “When Blood Wants Blood”, has released them in print in their May/June 2019 issue (volume 164) titled “The Deep Woods” (now available on Amazon.com). These stories originally appeared on Down in the Dirt’s website in December 2018 and have each been reprinted many times since. Much gratitude to DitD and its Editor Janet K. for the amazing opportunity to get these pieces out and about.
June 2, 2019 – Check out the reprint of “When Blood Wants Blood” (from Indelible Fingerprints [Alien Buddha Press]) as Cherry Magazine’s “cover story” in their comeback issue (Issue #6, Summer 2019), released today! So glad and honored to have this piece considered by Cherry Magazine to be one of their “finest in pop fiction.” Sending mondo kisses to Jen @ Cherry and the rest of the crew at Rotten Girl Press!