About

The ability to tell a story in a clear, concise, ruthlessly edited manner that anybody can understand has always been my strength

When I’m not writing, I’m usually reading a new story, watching a new story or walking around observing the world around me, while putting together a new story in my mind. Like a mathematician thinks in numbers and a musician thinks in notes and verses, I enjoy thinking in story.

 

While I still enjoy the thrill of invention that comes with writing fiction, since 2019 I have developed a passion for creating compelling narratives based on factual events, and I have found telling true stories as faithfully as possible to be as rewarding as it is challenging.

 

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Some of the storytellers that have inspired me over the years include, Joseph Heller, Cervantes, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nas, Alejo Carpentier, Graham Greene, Wu-Tang Clan, Dante, Dostoyevsky, Masta Ace, Elena Poniatowska, Tolstoy, Jay-Z, Tucker Max, Solzhenitsyn, Juan Rulfo, Jose Saramago, David Milch, Eminem, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Vince Gilligan, Notorious B.I.G., Rosario Castellanos, Joseph Conrad, David Simon, Rodolfo Walsh, Hemingway, Jose Rizal, Honore de Balzac, Alan Moore, Victor Hugo, Hunter S. Thompson, Malcolm X, Slick Rick, Vonnegut, Anabel Hernandez, V.S. Naipul, Luis Bunuel, Stanley Kubrick, Richard Wright, Tupac Shakur, Eduardo Galeano, Francis Ford Coppola, Mark Twain and many, many more.

An avid traveler since I was 18, I have been to dozens of countries that have exposed me to an array of perspective from a magnificent variety of people. Travel is an addiction, so when I’m not somewhere else I’m probably thinking about being somewhere else. It’s those travels that have led to the creation of the books, Carrion, The Spirit of Laughter, Wedlock and my first Spanish language novel, Gato y Lobo.

 

In addition to creative storytelling, I have been writing copy with a focus on SEO for various clients in the food and beverage and travel industries since 2017. Since 2020 I have prepared dozens of Humanitarian and Compassionate Applications for Canadian refugees in hopes of preventing their deportation and securing their permanent residency.