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Succulent, Rollicking, Funny, Frenzied: the Reviews Are In!

Breakfast for Alligators was released only five months ago, and I feel blessed that the Kindle version has reached #1 in Amazon’s Central America category twice. Meanwhile, the book has received a handsome collection of reviews. Here are a few … Continue reading

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This Week in Latin American Eats

The realm of mole sauce resists quantification, no matter what the authoritative tourist literature attempts to state. That is one of the takeaways I hold with me from my experience making black mole with Pilar Cabrera, an Iron Chef competitor, … Continue reading

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Now Serving: Breakfast for Alligators

It was over nine years in the making. Today, Breakfast for Alligators: Quests, Showdowns, and Revelations in the Americas has been released! A sharp-shooting SWAT team, a Venezuelan producer of alcoholic love potions, and an audacious subway rat are among … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Speaking in Hats

I may be seen in cargo pants and sneakers most of the time, but my fascination with headwear may very well make up for my general ambivalence to fashion trends. Such a targeted fascination is a good thing. I recently … Continue reading

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A Nod to the Past and Future: Awards and Publication News

There is something to be said for consistency. And it’s a blessing to have consistency during awards season. My story “Speaking in Hats” (published in Compass Cultura in July, 2015) won a gold medal in both the NATJA Awards and … Continue reading

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