Author Archives: rnz13

Story in Fantastic Stories of the Imagination

My flash story “The Chupacabra’s Charming Cuchifrito Cafe, Recommended Review” has been published in the latest (and, sadly, last) anthology from Fantastic Stories of the Imagination. The magazine was started in 1952 and this January announced that it was closing. … Continue reading

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Beam Yourself Up for a Workshop on World Building

I’ll be running the workshop Creating Strange New Worlds: How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy, as part of the Bronx Writers Center Big Read series — the read in this case being Ursula K. Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea, which … Continue reading

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“Nuyoricans Go Home” Finds a Home

My essay “Nuyoricans Go Home,” a fictionalized memoir, is now up in the premiere issue of Latino Literatures: A Cultural and Literary Journal. The journal hopes to be an online source for contemporary discussion on Latina/o literature and culture, and … Continue reading

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A Working Visit to the Motherland: Puerto Rico

Early next month you can find me doing a flyby visit to Puerto Rico, courtesy of Matthew David Goodwin, editor of Latin@ Rising: An Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy, and the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey. Airport security, … Continue reading

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Upcoming Appearance: Hosting a Mystery Mash-Up

On Saturday, February 11, 2017, 7-9 p.m., I’ll be hosting a mystery writers night at KGB (85 East 4th Street, New York, between 2nd & 3rd Ave), as part of Ducts‘ Trumpet Fiction reading series. I thought it would be … Continue reading

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“Merry Xmas from Orchard Beach” up at Spinetingler

My story “Merry Xmas from Orchard Beach” is now up at Spinetingler magazine. Many thanks to Jack Getze for publishing it. I’ve always wanted to write a story set in the Bronx Riviera. I went there several times as a … Continue reading

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All about Setting: Library Panel, December 12

Next Monday, December 12, starting at 6:15 p.m., at the Seward Park Branch Library 192 East Broadway, I’ll be discussing setting and location in mystery stories with authors C.E. Lawrence, Laura Joh Rowland, and Triss Stein. We’ll read from our … Continue reading

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