Author Archives: rnz13

“Paumanok” on Great Jones Street App

My short story “Ending in Paumanok” is available, with this loverly illustration on the fiction app, Great Jones Street. Get the app and read the story here. Some background on the story: I went to college at SUNY Stony Brook … Continue reading

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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, one of the last anthologies from Fantastic Stories of the Imagination. The magazine was started in 1952 and this January announced that … 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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