Photoshoot.

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Huge thanks to Catalina Piedrahita for a wonderful photoshoot!

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In my latest photo-shoot, I had the pleasure of working with dear friend and writer Dariel Suarez. Here are my favorite images from the shoot.

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New American Fiction Prize

My story collection, A Kind of Solitude, was a finalist in the 2014 New American Fiction Prize. The list of finalists can be found here: http://www.newamericanpress.com/

Congratulations to David Armstrong for his winning manuscript, Reiterations, and big thanks to the editors and judge Nicole Louise Reid for taking the time to consider my work!

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Literary Award!

I learned today that The Caribbean Writer has awarded me the First Lady Cecile de Jongh Literary Prize ($500) for my publication in Volume 28! The prize is given to an author “whose work best expresses the spirit of the Caribbean.”

I’m incredibly grateful to the editorial board for selecting me for this wonderful prize, and for everyone who helped make my nonfiction piece “Becoming a Man,” worthy of such an honor.

And congratulations to all the other winners!

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Chapbook!

I’ve received my chapbook author copies! If you’re interested in writing up a review for a blog or literary magazine, please get in touch with me and I’ll mail you a complimentary copy.

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Poetry Chapbook Pre-Order!

My poetry chapbook, In The Land of Tropical Martyrs, is now available for pre-order here.

Big thanks to the wonderful Crystal Simone-Smith at Backbone Press for making my work available!

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The Caribbean Writer.

I received the news today that my nonfiction piece “Becoming a Man,” about a somewhat traumatic yet formative childhood experience I had in Cuba, has been accepted for publication by The Caribbean Writer!

I began working on this particular piece in Lynne Barret‘s wonderful undergraduate nonfiction class at Florida International University. An earlier draft won first place in F.I.U.’s Student Literary Awards, which inspired me to keep working on it. Lynne, as well as many of my classmates, were instrumental in helping me improve the piece, which after several revisions and many years later has now found a home in print. I’m extremely grateful for everyone’s help and encouragement, and I’m honored to now have “Becoming a Man” be part of such a great journal.

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Unknown Americans

I’d like to thank author Cristina HenrĂ­quez for allowing me to share my #UnkownAmericans story. Check the website for so many other wonderful immigrant stories.

Also, I recommend getting a copy of Cristina’s very moving novel about immigrant families, The Book of Unknown Americans!

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