“The Legend of Yuraq Orqo” – excerpt from Daughter of the Nazca Moon in
Southern coast of Peru, circa 575 AD. A llama caravan from the high Andes has been camping in the Nazca Valley before continuing its journey north along the coast.
Patya had been avoiding the caravan’s evening fire circles, afraid of re-encountering the strange merchant who had tried to steal her necklace. Now that she was sure he was gone, Patya sat on the cool ground, finally able to relax.
“The King of the Desert is Dying”
-Developed and co-produced an award-wining documentary on deforestation in southern Peru with Director Delia Ackerman, Filfilms
In Peru, Learning from the Nasca – Earth Island Journal
May 1, 2017
Finding parallels between the demise of an ancient culture and contemporary environmental challenges
In early April I felt like I’d entered a time warp. I had been immersed in writing a novel set in sixth century Nasca on the coast of Peru, a period filled with decades of drought and natural disasters, and every time I looked up from editing, a new calamity had struck the modern coast of Peru.
OTHER PUBLICATIONS OF INTEREST
“The Morning After”, Rougarou Journal of Arts and Literature, Winter 2020 Issue online and forthcoming in the print issue Summer 2020.
“Out of the Hatbox”, Amarillo Bay, August 2015 (excerpt from unpublished novel, “These Broken Wings”)
“In Every Scar”, Umbrella Factory, Issue 33, September 2018, pp. 9-13
“Phoenix”, Amarillo Bay, January 2015
Wordsmith Interview, Crack the Spine, 2014
“Curative Fiction – On Cooley, Mothers, & Crises of Faith”, Crack the Spine, 2014
“The King of the Desert is Dying”, Documentary 2008. Writer, co-producer with director Delia Ackerman, FilFilms, Lima, Peru, Environmental Award FONACO (Cusco Film Festival); Award, Romanian Film Festival 2009; Best Production, CONACINE, Peru 2009
“The Call of the Guarango: Echoes of Ancient Forests”, Fall 2008, THOTH Foundation
“Breakout”, RiverSedge, Vol.XXI No. 1, Spring 2008, University of Texas-Panamerican Press, Edinburg, TX
“On Being Liberated by the Failing Preciseness of Memory”, The Griffin, 2008, Gwyedd Mercy College, PA
“Copal-Cabana”, Diner Literary Journal, Vol. 7, 2007, Poetry Oasis, Worcester, MA
“Doppleganger Sonata”, The Macguffin, Spring 2005, Volume XXI Number 3, Schoolcraft College (nominated for Puschcart Prize)
“North”, Latin America Press, Lima, Peru, September 1990