Hey there! I'm the author of the forthcoming novel Sal and Gabi Break the Universe, due out in October 2019 as part of the Rick Riordan Presents imprint at Disney Hyperion. See that face on the right? That is the face of a very happy man.

After earning my Ph. D. in 2000, I've worked as an academic advisor, a university program administrator, and for more than a decade now, a CUNY professor of English. All the while, I've kept writing, mostly SFF short stories, honing my craft and dreaming of reaching a wider audience. My first story collection, The Assimilated Cuban's Guide to Quantum Santeria, was published in 2016 by Rosarium Publishing. It's received some pretty good reviews! (P.S. Not a kid's book!) That's the book that attracted the attention of Mr. Riordan and has made this new project possible.


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