This month I was lucky enough to have stories features in two anthologies. The first revolved around Steely Dan, a music band whose artistry I admire. The subject of the second antho, however, is closer to my heart: ¡Pa’Que Tu Lo Sepas! Stories to Benefit the People of Puerto Rico (Down & Out Books, 2019), edited by Angel Luis Colon.
Net proceeds from Pa’Que Tu Lo Sepas will benefit the Hispanic Federation: UNIDOS Disaster Relief & Recovery Program to Support Puerto Rico, a program working to help those still affected by Hurricane Maria and to ensure continued safety in the face of continued weather-related events that can and will happen again.
The collection features work by Chantel Acevedo, Hector Acosta, David Bowles, Hector Duarte Jr., Carmen Jaramillo, Jessica Laine, Christopher Novas, Cina Pelayo, Alex Segura, and Desiree Zamorano.
My story in the collection is called “Bobo,” and it is based on the Puerto Rican folkloric character Juan Bobo, mixed in with a little of Ring Lardner’s “Haircut,”and to the sound of my Uncle Jose’s voice.