TOP SHELF Reviews from 2013

Twelve Best of the US (retrospective on greatest American novels) July 25, 2013: Blood Meridian August 1, 2013: Beloved August 8, 2013: The House on Mango Street August 15, 2013: Bless Me, Ultima August 23, 2013: The Left Hand of Darkness August 30, 2013: To Kill a Mockingbird September 5, 2013: Invisible Man September 12, 2013: The Grapes of…

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2013 Appearances

2013 Appearances January 5—Pasta, Poetry & Vino (reading). Mama Mia Pizzeria, McAllen, Texas. 7 pm to 10 pm. January 11—Pasta, Poetry & Vino (reading with Texas Poet Laureate Jan Seale). Lola’s, Brownsville, Texas. 7 pm to 10 pm. January 13—Corazón Bilingüe interview aired on KMBH (local public radio channel 88.1…

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Poetry forthcoming in Concho River Review

My poem “Puhabitu” has been accepted for publication in Concho River Review.  

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“Winds That Stir Vermilion Sands”

Just sold my scifi story “Winds that Stir Vermilion Sands” to James Gunn’s Ad Astra for publication in the winter 2014 issue. Groovy!  

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What It’s Like to Be a Bat

This EP, the working title of which was once P-zombie B-sides, consists of seven tracks that didn’t make it onto my sophomore release. Select a song below to hear it individually, or click here to download the entire EP in a zipped file. 1-Mary’s Room 2-Silhouetted Against You 3-Egoist Anthem…

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Creature Feature: 13 Frightening Folktales

On December 10th, AIM Media Texas released Creature Feature: 13 Frightening Folktales of the Río Grande Valley. This eBook collects the nine stories published in The Monitor this past September and October, plus an additional four tales I crafted especially for the volume. Featuring a baker’s dozen of fantastic illustrations from several amazing…

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Bare

This EP consists of six songs that I have crafted over the past few years since finishing Malpaís. Five are earnest and raw; the last is a tongue-in-cheek satire. You can click on the songs below to listen to them individually, or click here to download the entire EP as a zipped…

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Badlands

This five-song EP, originally titled Más Malpaís, consists of songs that didn’t quite make the cut for my third album. You can click on the songs below to listen to them individually, or click here to download the entire EP as a zipped file. B1-Diamonds B2-Slip Your Skin B3-Fate Is Spinning B4-Revenant…

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Malpaís

In 2011 I released my third album, a mix of pop, alternative and electronica sprinkled lightly with Latin spice. Thematically darker and more focused on relationships, Malpaís explores the many badlands of the heart. You can listen to a given song below, or you can click here to download the…

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Top Shelf: Unbelievably Fantastic Saga

In the early 1970s, Stephen R. Donaldson dropped out of a Ph.D. program and dedicated himself to writing. Energized by the additional time and focus, he crafted a bold, 250,000-word fantasy novel, his modern response to Tolkien. Over the next four years, however, as he rewrote the book and penned…

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