Kare Kare: An Annotated Recipe in Los Angeles Review

My latest essay, “Kare Kare: An Annotated Recipe” is up at Los Angeles Review. Kare kare is my favorite Filipino dish of peanut butter oxtail stew served over rice. My Lola made the best kare kare, and I’ve had no better since her passing. I started writing this essay in 2008 at CSU Summer Arts, Fresno, … Continue reading

Sunday, Again at The Nervous Breakdown

I am beyond thrilled to share my newest essay, Sunday, Again now up at The Nervous Breakdown. The essay features fantastic artwork from the super-talented, Trinidad Escobar. Her art will amaze you and her graphic memoir, Crush, is coming out in 2017, so check it out. I started writing this essay in 2012, and it … Continue reading

NonfictioNOW Coverage

At last, I have decompressed after my amazing time at NonfictioNow! For those who don’t know what NonfictioNow is, a little information: The NonfictioNOW Conference is a regular gathering of over 400 nonfiction writers, teachers, and students from around the world in an effort to explore the past, present, and future of nonfiction. It took … Continue reading

On Chinua Achebe & The Truth Of Beneficent Nonfiction At Essay Daily

I’m proud to share my essay, “On Chinua Achebe and The Truth of Beneficent Nonfiction,” which is up at Essay Daily. Several years ago, I read Chinua Achebe’s essay, “The Truth of Fiction,” and an accompanying Conjunctions interview by Bradford Morrow with Achebe. Since then, I wondered if it was possible to apply Achebe’s tenets … Continue reading

The C Word at The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review

Check out my latest creative nonfiction essay, “The C Word” at The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review. I started writing this short piece back in 2008 at CSU Summer Arts in Fresno, when I took Doug Rice’s class “Writing the Memoir,” with guest writers Carole Maso, Steven Church and William Vollmann. It later inspired my … Continue reading

Sacral Dimple in Memoir Journal

You can now read my short nonfiction piece, “Sacral Dimple,” in Issue 14 of Memoir. Although I’m sad that this is Memoir’s final issue before going on hiatus, I’m very excited and proud to have showcased my work in such a beautiful publication, and to have been included in its long line of fine writers … Continue reading

Shuffling Water in Kartika Review Issue 13

Check out my recently published creative non-fiction piece “Shufflling Water” in Kartika Review, a fantastic literary journal of Asian American writing. Have a look at their masthead for their advisory board. I get totally tickled that some of these big literary names might actually read my writing! Thrilling! Also in Issue 13 is CSUS cohort, … Continue reading

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