Author Archives: Alberto

keeping up with the Awesomes

As the first part of an ongoing series, I’d like to tell you about what friends of mine are doing in their creative work. Sarah Young is the featured soloist (on oboe) with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Community Orchestra’s upcoming … Continue reading

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several things, catching up

I guess the simplest thing to do is to just start and go from there. * I’m writing this from California’s Central Valley. I’m here on spring break, visiting my family. I spent a couple of days up in San … Continue reading

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on turning 35

I turned 35 today. I am extraordinarily okay with that. That’s good, as there’s really not much I could constructively do about it, else. The thing that’s different about this birthday versus my previous ones is that I’m living in … Continue reading

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writing workshops and me… and you

As you probably know, I’m a graduate of two speculative fiction writing workshops. I attended Viable Paradise in 2008 (Go XIIers!) and Clarion West in 2011 (Let’s do this!). Both were incredible and pivotal experiences–the kind that do indeed allow … Continue reading

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for the record, this poetry stuff is HARD

So, I’ve got a story that wants to be told as a poem.* Now, I’m a bad poet. We’ve established this over the years. No matter, the story still wants to be told as a poem. *muttering* All right then, … Continue reading

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wonder, and adapting to a winter clime

It’s snowing and the sky is luminous. The night air is cold, but bearable, and soft to breathe. It’s not the now-rare sharpness of my childhood crisp winter mornings in the Valley. No, this snowy air is gentle. This is … Continue reading

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New story up at Strange Horizons

My first pro story, “Recognizing Gabe: un cuento de hadas,” is up at Strange Horizons. It’s my Week 5 story from Clarion West. It’s about seeing and being seen, and growing up. Also, tamales.

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busy, busy, busy

There’ll be a real post later this weekend, but for now some highlights: I’m furiously trying to get content up on my new official website. By which I mean, I’m grabbing stuff from [there] and trying to make it all … Continue reading

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new in town

Okay, I’m living in Portland. I’m also kind of quietly freaking out. If you know me, you should know that when I say “kind of,” I really mean “totally.” It has to do with the whole never having lived so … Continue reading

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because I want to post something happy today, damn it

I’ll post a link to it when it’s published, but now that the contract is signed I want to share some more details about my first story sold. I wrote the first draft of what’s now “The One About Gabe … Continue reading

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