Books

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My published nonfiction book explores the natural and cultural history of the Owens Valley in California. It received a national ASLA award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is one spread from the manuscript. It is 200 dyads of cartoons and verse. We were 12 in this moment and I'm narrating. She was still going by Lina.

This is one spread from the manuscript. It is 200 dyads of cartoons and verse. We were 12 in this moment and I’m narrating. She was still going by Lina.

My manuscript for a cartoon/verse memoir (working title By the Forces of Gravity) spans the time when I dropped out of fifth grade, left home and met a girl who forever changed my perception of the universe. Ariel Gore, author of The End of Eve, called the manuscript “fucking amazing, destroy-you-in-a-good-way amazing.” Chip Sullivan, Berkeley Professor and author of upcoming Cartooning the Landscape, says By the Forces of Gravity is “a visually and emotionally compelling coming-of-age classic.”

While pursuing publication for By the Forces of Gravity, I’ve launched three zines under my micro publishing imprint, Plankton Press.

My obsession is mixed-media/hybrid creative nonfiction, but I’ve also written a series of Young Adult novels based on the belief that love is definitely within reach if one can time travel to an alternate reality and steer clear of pie. So… hopeful. These stories are set in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sedona, Arizona, and Phoenix between 1961 and 2050. An excerpt from the third manuscript, working title Hold My Hand, was published in the 25th anniversary issue (Fall/Winter 2013) of IT Post.

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